Benefits of Regional Anesthesia in Cancer Surgery SPOC

Dr. James from the UNC Anesthesiology Department in affiliation with UNC Lineberger cancer treatment group, will describe effects of regional and neuraxial perioperative blocks on cancer outcomes. Additional topical management considerations or recommendations for this patient population may also be presented.

Target Audience

These courses are intended for medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists, hematologists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, radiologic technologists, researchers, pharmacists, trainees, and others who are interested in care of patients with cancer in North Carolina.

Learning Objectives

Discuss effects of perioperative stress on cellular function and cancer outcomes

Describe effects of general anesthesia on cancer outcomes

Discuss the effects of neuraxial analgesia on cancer recurrence and mortality as pertaining to various malignancies  

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Dominika James, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Presenter Disclosure Information

Dominika James, MD, has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.


The Greensboro Area Health Education Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Approved by the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy for ACPE.

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