Mr Hasan Kobat

Research project: Cardio-oncology: Cardiotoxicity Associated With Anti-cancer Treatment: Early Diagnosis, and Determination of Types, Incidence and Risk Factors

Abstract

Cardiotoxicity-induced by anti-cancer drugs is a life-threatening adverse event. The number of treatment modalities enormously increased as a result of enhancements in oncology research. This also caused an increase in the number of cardiotoxic anti-cancer agents. Published literature indicates that cardiotoxicity associated with anti-cancer drugs was observed in 1-30% of the patients. Introduction of novel therapeutics such as tyrosine-kinase inhibitors and immune check-point inhibitors were found to be associated with cardiotoxicity but have not been extensively investigated. We carry out a research project in collaboration with The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust to investigate the causes of cardiotoxicity in non-small cell lung cancer populations in a real-world setting (e.g. gender, age, smoking status, etc.). Another aim of this study is to understand the true incidence of cardiotoxicity in non-small cell lung cancer patients who receive novel therapeutics. We also run several other research projects to investigate the cardio-oncology practice, worldwide.

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Cardio-oncology: Cardiotoxicity Associated With Anti-cancer Treatment: Early Diagnosis, and Determination of Types, Incidence and Risk Factors
  • Research supervisor: Dr Shereen Nabhani-Gebara
  • Other research supervisor: Professor Mehmet Tevfik Dorak

Biography

I am a Cypriot pharmacist graduated from Eastern Mediterranean University. My thesis was on lithium-induced toxicities in North Cyprus. After my graduation, I started to do a Ph.D. at Kingston University, London in 2018. From the beginning of my undergraduate studies until now, I worked in several fields including hospital management, community pharmacy and currently working as a teaching assistant at Kingston University for the modules called Professional Pharmacy skills and Interprofessional learning. My current Ph.D. project is cardio-oncology which is a growing topic related to the management of cardiac side effects of anti-cancer drugs. Drug-related toxicities describe my main field of interest. Nowadays, I am building my career in the science of real-world evidence. I believe that clinical trials in oncology are not enough to reveal the main effects and safety of cancer drugs. Because of that, real-world studies are and should be an indispensable part of oncology trials.

Areas of research interest

  • Cardio-oncology
  • Real-world evidence
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Oncology
  • Novel anti-cancer treatments
  • Clinical trials
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology pharmacy

Qualifications

  • MPharm

Publications

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Article

Kobat, Hasan, Elkonaissi, Islam, Dorak, Mehmet Tevfik and Nabhani-Gebara, Shereen (2021) Management of COVID-19 in cancer patients receiving cardiotoxic anti-cancer therapy. Future recommendations for cardio-oncology. Oncology Reviews, 15(1), ISSN (print) 1970-5557

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