Preparing the CV Workforce to Care For Oncology Patients

Preparing the cardiovascular workforce for the care of a growing population of cancer patients is necessary to enhance the delivery of high-quality cardiovascular care for these patients with cancer, according to a review paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Salim S. Hayek, MD, et al., present the role of stakeholder organizations in the education of health care providers, and highlight the needs and opportunities for partnership across institutions, societies and organizations invested in advancing the care of cancer patients with or at risk for cardiovascular disease. "Inclusion of cardio-oncology as a component of general cardiology training programs is the first step at establishing a workforce capable of recognizing and managing the complex cardiovascular burdens associated with cancer in every community," the authors conclude.