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GS21 1351 Nano course in Cardio-oncology

  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Grading System: Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: 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 the way (and how) cancer treatments affect the cardiovascular system and other organ functions. There will be 15 lectures, each 1 hour long. Students will be evaluated based on their class participation, attendance, and a review paper on subjects suggested by the lecturers. Class size will be 4-20 inclusive of the students who audit the course. There is no required textbook (materials and literature will be electronically provided).

Course Outline Nano course in Cardio-oncology