How to Set up a Cardio-Oncology Service

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Cardio-oncology is the cardiac care of cancer patients. Cardiac issues may develop during cancer treatment or may be pre-existing or may develop as late effects. There has been increasing recognition of these issues recently which has led to the development of the new sub-speciality of cardio-oncology bringing together multidisciplinary teams of cardiologists, oncologists and allied healthcare professionals.

This 45-minute webinar with 15-mins live Q&A, presented by Dr Daniel Lenihan (Washington, US) and moderated by Dr Arjun Ghosh (Barts Heart Centre and UCLH, UK) is designed for those interested in learning about how to set up a brand new cardio-oncology service at their centre.

Dr Daniel Lenihan, MD is a cardio-oncologist specialising in cardiology, heart disease and advanced heart failure. He has experience in developing cardio-oncology programs at both Vanderbilt in Nashville and Washington University. He is the current President of the International Cardio-Oncology Society.

Dr Arjun Ghosh is a consultant cardiologist at Barts Heart Centre and UCLH. He helped establish cardio-oncology services at both hospitals and is the first cardiologist in the Uk appointed specifically in cardio-oncology.  


Daniel Lenihan

Daniel Lenihan

Arjun K Ghosh

Arjun K Ghosh


45-min Presentation

Daniel Lenihan, MD

15-min Live Q & A Session

Learning Objectives

This webinar aims to help viewers:

  • Understand how specialised cardio-oncology services improve cancer and cardiac care for patients.
  • Understand the practicalities of setting up a cardio-oncology service.
  • Understand who the stakeholders are.
  • Understand the components of the service.
  • Understand where the funding comes from.

Target Audience

This webinar is aimed at:

  • Cardiologists
  • Medical and Clinical Oncologists
  • Cardiac and oncology specialist nurses
  • Haemato-oncologists
  • Pharmacists working at DGHs and tertiary centres
  • Trainees

Faculty Biographies

Daniel Lenihan

Daniel Lenihan

Prof Daniel Lenihan is a cardio-oncologist specialising in cardiology, heart disease and advanced heart failure, at Saint Francis Healthcare System, Cape Girardeau, US.

He is a co-Founder and Board Member of the International Cardio-Oncology Society (ICOS), which is an international professional association whose primary goal is to eliminate cardiac disease as a barrier to effective cancer therapy. 

He is actively involved in patient care as the Director of the Cardio-Oncology Programme, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and the Heart Failure clinic at Saint Francis Healthcare System.

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Arjun K Ghosh

Arjun K Ghosh

Dr Arjun Ghosh MBBS, MRCP (UK), MRCP (Card), MSc, PhD, FHEA, FACC, is a Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Heart Centre (BHC), St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and at University College London Hospital (UCLH).

He is the first Cardiologist in the UK to be appointed specifically in Cardio-Oncology and helped establish Cardio-Oncology services at both these hospitals. The services deal with screening for cardiotoxicity, monitoring patients on potentially cardiotoxic therapy and managing cardiac complications of cancer therapy. Alongside the clinical service, Cardio-Oncology research is undertaken at both sites and there is a thriving educational component to the service with fellows from the UK and across the world.

Arjun is also actively involved in developing Cardio-Oncology guidelines and changing practice through the British Society of Echocardiography, British Cardio-Oncology Society and International Cardio-Oncology Society. He also runs the UK’s only national Cardio-Oncology Study Day and is organizing the first European Cardio-oncology Symposium which will be held in Barcelona in October 2019.

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