Cardio-Oncology is a new field that is focused on preventing and/or treating patients with cancer who develop heart conditions caused by cancer treatments. Also, as new cancer treatments help patients live longer, these survivors are at risk for long term side effects of treatment that damage the heart and for heart disease.
The Cardiac Oncology Program at Queen’s University, KHSC (CardoOncQ) was established in 2015 by a multidisciplinary team consisting of cardiologist, Dr. Raveen S. Pal and medical oncologist, Dr. Mihaela Mates. This program now encompasses the fields of Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Pharmacy, and Diagnostic Imaging.
This program has three broad mandates: Clinical Service, Research, and Education.
For more information on the Cardiac Oncology Program at Queen’s/KHSC ( please contact Dr. Raveen S. Pal, Cardiologist, at raveen.pal@kingstonHSC.on.ca