Cardio-Oncology Care in 2020
The International Cardio-Oncology Society is a committed group of professionals throughout the world who are striving to protect the cardiovascular health of all patients who are undergoing cancer...Read More
The International Cardio-Oncology Society is a committed group of professionals throughout the world who are striving to protect the cardiovascular health of all patients who are undergoing cancer therapy. By optimizing the cardiac status of patients with cancer before, during and after their treatment, we are collectively improving the overall outcomes including survival and quality of life. We aim to provide the latest scientific and clinical education and research for anyone treating patients with cancer in the hopes of enhancing cardiovascular protection.
Dr. Alexander Lyon is a Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at Imperial College London and a Consultant Cardiologist at the...
Dr. Alexander Lyon is a Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at Imperial College London and a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital. His clinical interests are in the field of heart failure, cardio-oncology including chemotherapy cardiomyopathy and the cardiovascular complications of modern cancer therapies, Takotsubo syndrome and the effects of major stresses of the heart, and the development of novel therapeutics including gene therapy for chronic heart failure. Alex has published over 180 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, several book chapters in cardiology textbooks including the chapter on cardiotoxicity of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in the latest edition of the ESC Textbook of Cardiology. He is a deputy editor of the European Heart Journal, an associate editor of the European Journal of Heart Failure, international advisor to the journal JACC Cardio-Oncology and his H-index is 44. Alex is the clinical lead for the Cardio-Oncology service at the Royal Brompton Hospital since 2011, specialising in surveillance and cardioprotection from modern cancer drugs, risk stratification and treatment of all cardiac complications of cancer treatment. Alex is the current president of the British Cardio-Oncology Society, recently appointed a board member of International Cardio-Oncology Society (ICOS - 2021), chair-elect European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Council of Cardio-Oncology (2020-2022) and he is the cardiology advisor to the charity Macmillan Cancer. Alex is a co-investigator of the first Leducq Cardio-Oncology Transatlantic Research Network funded from 2020-2025 ($6M). Alex is a co-chair of the first ESC Cardio-Oncology Guideline which will be published in 2022. Alex completed a full 4 year term on the board of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (2016-2020), and he initiated and was the chair of the Heart Failure Association Cardio-Oncology Study Group. He is a co-author of the ESC Position Statement on Cardio-Oncology, the ESC Cardio-Oncology Council article on the setting up and delivery of Cardio-Oncology services and the 2020 ESMO guidelines on the management of cardiac diseases in cancer patients. He is a member of the International Cardio-Oncology Society and Alex was co-chair of the 2017 Global Cardio-Oncology Summit which hosted 325 specialists from 33 countries at the Royal College of Physicians in London in September 2017.
Dr. Dent attended McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and completed her residency...
Dr. Dent attended McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at the Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She subsequently completed a post graduate research fellowship in clinical trials at the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) in Kingston, Ontario, and was appointed as a staff medical oncologist at the Northwestern Ontario Cancer Center in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In 2001, Dr. Dent returned to Ottawa, where she specialized in the treatment of breast cancer. In 2008, Dr. Dent, working with her cardiology colleagues, established a multidisciplinary cardio-oncology clinic in Ottawa; the first of its kind in Canada. In 2011, she founded the Canadian Cardiac Oncology Network (CONN), a not-for-profit organization devoted to optimization of cancer care for patients without compromising cardiovascular health. In 2015, Dr. Dent launched the Global Cardio-Oncology Summit (GCOS), an annual meeting which now attracts oncologists, cardiologists, and allied health care providers from more than 23 countries. Dr. Dent is recognized as a global leader in cardio-oncology. She has travelled extensively around the world sharing her knowledge and expertise on the potential impact of cancer treatment on cardiovascular health. She has published extensively in the area and has co-authored a number of position statements and clinical practice guidelines. Dr. Dent currently serves as an Executive Officer of the International Cardio-Oncology society (ICOS), an organization dedicated to bringing cardiologists, oncologists, and allied health care providers together, to improve the clinical care of patients and save lives. In September 2018, Dr. Dent accepted a staff position in medical oncology at Duke University, where she will continue her efforts in promoting clinical care, education and research in cardio-oncology.