Optimising Cardiovascular Outcomes in Oncology Patients

Published Alicia Mew on Tue, 08/15/2023 - 15:04

VCCC Alliance Breast Cancer Grand Round with Dr Alexandra Murphy

Optimising Cardiovascular Outcomes in Oncology Patients

We are proud to present a masterclass in cardio-oncology with cardiologist, Dr Alexandra Murphy. With a wealth of knowledge gained from her Fulbright Scholarship at Mount Sinai, New York, and a completed PhD focusing on cardiovascular optimisation for breast cancer patients, Dr. Murphy brings a unique and invaluable perspective to the often overlooked intersection of oncology and cardiology.

Dr Alexandra Murphy will guide you through key areas such as risk assessment and stratification methodologies, preventative strategies against cancer therapy-related cardiac dysfunction, and the concept and management of permissive cardiotoxicity. She will discuss practical knowledge and strategies to improve their clinical practice. Drawing from her extensive experience and research, Dr Murphy will illuminate often-overlooked aspects of cardio-oncology, ensuring participants can assess and manage cardiovascular risk and health in oncology patients to achieve optimal outcomes.

Aim: to provide an overview of key knowledge and skills needed to effectively assess and manage cardiovascular risk and health in oncology patients.

Learning objectives: In this session, you will gain insights into:

  • appropriate risk assessment tools and stratification methods for assessing cardiovascular risk in oncology patients. 
  • preventative strategies for managing cancer therapy-related cardiac dysfunction in clinical practice.
  • the concept and implications of permissive cardiotoxicity in oncology, and how to monitor and manage such scenarios.


Dr Alexandra Murphy 
Cardiologist, Victorian Heart Hospital, Austin Health and Epworth Richmond 

Dr. Alexandra Murphy is a Fulbright Scholar, a cardiologist with an advanced fellowship in cardiac imaging, and a deep clinical interest in cardio-oncology. After returning from Mount Sinai, New York, she now practices at the Victorian Heart Hospital, Austin Health, and Epworth Richmond.

Course Details

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Course type
60 mins
Curriculum Area
Research (incl. Clinical Trials)
Clinical Care
Treatment (incl. Supportive Care)
Clinical care
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