Cardio-oncology in clinical studies and real life.

Journal Article

Session V of the Colloquium was chaired by Professors Teresa López-Fernández of Spain and Grzegorz Opolski of Poland. The 3 speakers addressed cardio-oncology issues as they relate to both clinical studies and real life situations. Professor Susan Dent discussed cardio-oncology networks for patients, emphasizing the importance of establishing a framework where the expertise of the cardiology consultant can supplement and reinforce the goals of optimal cancer therapy. Professor Thomas Suter moved the discussion further, sharing his insight into cardiac monitoring in clinical trials, emphasizing the lack of uniform criteria and lack of consensus regarding reversibility of cardiac events and long-term implications of modest declines in systolic function frequently found in clinical trials for which long-term follow-up may not be a component of the trial. Professor Giorgio Minotti added important considerations to the discussion of clinical trials. He emphasized that the usual reporting of cardiac systolic function omits important diastolic dysfunction data generated but often ignored during the routine cardiac exams. The inclusion of cardiac biomarker changes would also help to broaden the perspective of cardiac effects and events seen in patients enrolled in clinical trials.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dent, SF; Suter, TM; López-Fernández, T; Opolski, G; Menna, P; Minotti, G

Published Date

  • December 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 421 - 425

PubMed ID

  • 31767270

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8708

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.seminoncol.2019.01.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States