Susan F Dent

President IC-OS and Co-Director Cardio-Oncology Duke, Duke University Durham, US



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Dr Susan F Dent is a medical oncologist and professor of medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, US. 

Dr. Dent completed her medical education at McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton, Canada. Following this, she undertook residency training in internal medicine and medical oncology at the Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Her commitment to advancing medical knowledge led her to a postgraduate research fellowship in clinical trials at the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) in Kingston, Ontario. Subsequently, she became a staff medical oncologist at the Northwestern Ontario Cancer Center in Thunder Bay.

Dr Dent is the associate director of breast cancer clinical research and co-director of the cardio-oncology program at Duke Health. In 2001, she specialised 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 (CCON), a not-for-profit organisation devoted to optimisation of cancer care for patients without compromising cardiovascular health.