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A few months ago, he participated as a keynote speaker at the first Toronto Cardiac Tumour Conference, an international event organized by Dr. Robert James (RJ) Cusimano, cardiac surgeon at UHN's Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. Now, Dr. Michael Reardon, an internationally-renowned heart surgeon, has came back to UHN for a visit.
Dr. Reardon, who is with Houston Methodist Hospital, is recognized globally for his expertise in diagnosing and treating cardiac tumours: a rare and often fatal heart condition. "It's really sad because we do have treatment options, but those treatment options are only known in a few centres," says Dr. Reardon.
"One of the things we'd really like to do is educate the public and physicians on the options that are out there for this patient population," he says.
Having developed an interest in heart tumours from the very start of his career, Dr. Reardon has supported the building of cardiac tumour programs at several healthcare centres around the world, notably in Israel and the United States.
Creating centres of excellence in cardiac tumour treatment in different parts of the world, including the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre in Toronto led by Dr. Cusimano and his team, is key to addressing the lack of education among physicians and increasing awareness among the public on potential therapies.
"It's not uncommon for me to get a young patient with a young family come see me with a cardiac tumour after they've been told by their physician that there is nothing they can do, they've never seen this tumour, and they don't know how to treat it, "says Dr. Reardon.
The second international
Toronto Cardiac Tumour Conference will take place on Jan. 19, 2017 with the goal of furthering the knowledge footprint of cancer of the heart.