The mission of the Cardio-Oncology Working Group is to create a unique multidisciplinary group to foster a collaborative environment between researchers and clinicians who are interested in the field of cardio-oncology (cardiotoxicity of anticancer therapies) to improve the outcomes of cancer patients. The objectives of this working group are to advance cardio-oncology through basic and translational research and to foster early-career investigators.
Current areas of interest include:
- Anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy
- Proteasome inhibitor-related cardiotoxicity
- Radiation therapy-related cardiotoxicity
- Immune checkpoint inhibitor-related cardiotoxicities
- Exercise intervention in cancer patients
- Disparities in cardiotoxicity in cancer patients
- Cardioprotective agents
- Genetics of cardio-oncology
Meeting agenda items will vary and can include:
- Presenting results of studies
- Presentation and discussion of recent publications in the field
- Identification of collaborators
- Discussion to create additional collaborative grant applications
- Presentation of early-stage ideas for feedback
- Discussion to help strengthen proposals before submission to funding agencies
- Presentation by an outside expert
Katelyn A Bruno PhD, FHFSA
Yan Gong Ph.D.
Working Group Committee
Demetra Christou, Ph.D., FAHA
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, UF College of Health and Human Performance
Lakeshia Cousin, Ph.D., APRN, AGPCNP-BC
Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Community and Health Systems Science, UF College of Nursing
Walter O’Dell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, UF College of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
Ashley Smuder, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, UF College of Health & Human Performance
Jennifer Woodard, M.P.H., CCRP
Director, Office of Community Outreach & Engagement, UF Health Cancer Center
Associate Director, Clinical Research, Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics
For more information about the group, please contact Katelyn Bruno, Ph.D., FHFSA, at Katelyn.Bruno@medicine.ufl.edu or Yan Gong, Ph.D., at email@example.com.