When Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Intersect: The Challenge and the Opportunity of Cardio-Oncology

Aaron L. Sverdlov, Bogda Koczwara, Daniel A. Cehic, Robyn A. Clark, Lee Hunt, Stephen J. Nicholls, Liza Thomas, Elysia Thornton-Benko, Leonard Kritharides, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)–Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Cardio-Oncology Working Group

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Cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD) commonly coexist, with increasing evidence that long-term cancer survivors are more likely to die from CVD than the general population. Effective management of CVD and its risk factors requires identification of patients at increased risk who may benefit from early intervention and their appropriate monitoring across the disease trajectory. Improving outcomes requires new models of multidisciplinary cancer care supported by care pathways. Such pathways require a clear delineation of the roles and responsibilities of all team members and provision of appropriate enablers for their delivery. These include accessible point-of-care tools/risk calculators, patient resources, and the provision of tailored training opportunities for health care providers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)558-563
Number of pages6
JournalHeart, Lung and Circulation
Issue number5
Early online date13 Jun 2023
Publication statusPublished - May 2024


  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Models of care
  • Guidelines
  • Challenges


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