MD Anderson Cancer Center - UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

GS21 1351 Nano course in Cardio-oncology

Abe, Jun-ichi. One semester hour. Fall, annually. Grading System. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite. None

Cardio-oncology is a medical subspecialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and organ failure mediated by macro- and micro-circulatory defects in cancer patients. The goal of cardio-oncology is for cancer patients to receive maximum and uninterrupted treatment for cancer while protecting them from cardiovascular complications mediated by the treatment.  For this, we must understand both pathophysiology of CVDs and mechanisms of anti-cancer treatments.

The course is designed to provide an overview of the cardiovascular system in both normal and pathological states, of various cancer treatments, and how cancer treatments affect the cardiovascular system and other organ functions. There will be 10 lectures, each 1.5 hours long, and students will write a review on one of the specific subjects given by the lecturers

Course Outline - Fall 2017