Krakow (Poland)

May, 3rd – 4th 2018


Giorgio Minotti

Department of Drug Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology, University
Campus Bio-Medico

Rome, Italy


Joseph R. Carver

Ambramson Cancer Center, Perelman School of Medicine at the University
of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)

Local Co-Chair

Wojciech Jurczak

Department of Hematology, Jagellonian University

Krakow, Poland


Final Programme

Scientific Rationale

Cardio-Oncology is a rapidly expanding discipline that focuses on the cardiovascular performance of patients treated with anticancer drugs.
It was born to oncologists and cardiologists but quickly involved hematologists, pediatricians and gerontologists, not to mention epidemiologists and preclinical scientists.

There are different approaches one may adopt in addressing cardio-oncology. Some believe that cardio-oncology should be a meticulous deciphering and listing of cardiovascular toxicities induced by anticancer drugs. This is in the focus by definition but introduces potential biases that eventually lead doctors to question benefit from some antitumor drugs. Others believe that cardio-oncology should always be guided by a thoughtful analysis of risk: benefit ratio, such that patients eventually receive optimal life-saving treatments while also receiving an adequate cardiovascular surveillance or prophylaxis. We definitely like this second approach better and that is why we invite you to attend a “Colloquium” that is conceived to be an interactive think tank. The Program is self explanatory and goes in that direction.

This Colloquium follows on the International Workshop on Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity that was held in Como back in 2006, and the First International Colloquium on Cardio-Oncology that was held in Rome, 2014. All such events were made possible by the generosity and foresight of Menarini Foundation, which I thankfully acknowledge.

Congress Venue

Collegium Novum – Jagellonian University
Gołębia 24, 31-007 Kraków, Poland

Professional Congress Organizer

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