Moffitt Onco Update

Recap: Global Cardio-Oncology Summit 2018

October 29, 2018

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The fourth Global Cardio-Oncology Summit held on September 28-29, 2018 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown was co-hosted by the International CardioOncology Society, the Canadian Cardiac Oncology Network and the British Cardio-Oncology Society, in partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) as the academic institutional sponsors. This year’s summit was co-chaired by Dr. Michael Fradley, Cardiologist at Moffitt Cancer Center and University of South Florida, and Dr. Roohi Ismail-Khan, Medical Oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center and University of South Florida, in Tampa, Florida, United States.   

This summit models a leading-edge interdisciplinary approach to preventative and targeted medicine in cardio-oncology. This important field of study, aimed at understanding cardiac complications of oncology treatments, has gained a growing interest from a number of healthcare providers including oncologists, cardiologists, radiologists, nurses, pharmacists, and basic scientists. The summit featured the latest research and clinical guidelines in the multidisciplinary field of cardio-oncology and included information on the prevention, management and treatment of cardiac complications related to oncology therapy.

Presenters were from multiple cancer clinics and covered a variety of cancer types for which treatment affects the heart.  Moffitt faculty was represented with 11 presenting and/or chairing sessions:

Topics covered included:

  • Echocardiography in Cardio-Oncology: Strain, 3D Imaging and Disatology
  • Genomics and Personalized Medicine to Identify Those at Risk for Cardiotoxicity
  • The Rapidly Evolving Field of Immunotherapy to Treat Malignancy: From Checkpoint Inhibitors to CAR-T
  • The Role of Nursing in Cardio-Oncology
  • Immunotherapy Associated with Cardiotoxicity: Pathophysiology, Detection and Treatment Strategies

Please click on the link below to view media coverage by News Channel 8:
2018 Global Cardio-Oncology Summit

Next year The Global-Cardio Oncology Summit will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, October 3-4, 2019. 

To learn more about how the Cardio-Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center brings together oncologists and cardiologists to collaboratively treat cancer patients, click here.