North Carolina Community College OncologyThe North Carolina Community College Oncology webinars are designed in collaboration with the North Carolina Community College System for students enrolled in health sciences programs at community colleges across the state of North Carolina. These live webinars and self-paced online courses provide opportunities for students to become more familiar with strategies necessary for caring for cancer patients with the goal of improving cancer care and elevating interest in and awareness of oncology-related professions.

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Upcoming Live Webinars

Please join us Fall 2023 / Spring 2024 for more webinars on:

  • An Introduction to Radiation Oncology
  • Caring for Patients with Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
  • Caring for Patients with Lung Cancer
  • Oncology Nutrition

Download the 2022–2023 Community College Oncology webinar schedule.

Self-Paced, Online Courses

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Caring for Patients with GI Cancers

Melanie N. Allard, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN

The webinar will cover gastrointestinal cancers including risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatment and survival. The side effects of treatment will include the emotional impact and quality of life issues.
NC Community College Oncology
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   Amy DePue, RN, MSN, OCN, CBCN
What is breast cancer and how do oncology professionals care for patients with this disease? Amy Depue, RN, MSN, OCN, CBCN, will provide an overview of breast cancer and showcase current practices in care.
Oncology Career Pathways 
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 Patti Morfeld, RN, BSN, OCN
Shanybel Santer Torres, CPhT
Jessica Church, MPH, RT(R)(T), CMD
Isaiah Zipple, CTR
Come explore career options in nursing, pharmacy, radiology, and cancer registry with professionals in the field. The presenters will highlight career paths that are opened by earning an Associates Degree.
Gynecologic Cancers: A Team Approach to Women’s Health Care 
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 Daniel Clarke-Pearson, MD
Lyn Filip, RN, BSN, OCN
Daniel Clarke-Pearson, MD, and Lyn Filip, RN, BSN, OCN, will discuss the multidisciplinary management and care of women with gynecologic cancers (cervix, uterine and ovarian cancer). The lecture will incorporate anatomy, incidence, risk factors, early signs, spread of cancer and the first visit to a gynecologic oncologist for women with endometrial, ovarian and cervical cancers.
Palliative Care and Hospice for the Cancer Patient 
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 Gary Winzelberg, MD, MPH
Jenny Hanspal, RN, BSN, MS, OCN
Hospice and palliative care are health care services created during the past 40 years to meet the needs of patients living with serious illness, including cancer, and their families. Delivered by teams of interdisciplinary health professionals, these services improve the quality of life and care of patients. This lecture will discuss the development of palliative care and hospice, the components of these services and their outcomes for patients and families and the careers available to health care professionals dedicated to serving patients with cancers of all ages.
Caring for Patients with Genitourinary Cancers 
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 Tracy Rose, MD, MPH
Katherine P. Morgan, PharmD, BCOP, CPP
An overview of genitourinary oncology, including a discussion of prostate, bladder, kidney, and testis cancers and associated oncology-related professions, as well as a discussion of the needs specific to genitourinary oncology patients.
Oncology Nutrition 
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 Jennifer Spring, RD, CSO, LDN
Unintended weight loss and anorexia in patients with cancer is associated with decreased performance status, reduced response and tolerance to treatment, decreased survival, and reduced quality of life. This lecture discusses the importance of proactive nutritional interventions vital to improving patient outcomes.
Caring for the Patient with Lung Cancer 2020 
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 Marjory Charlot, MD, MPH, MSc
Tammy Allred, RN, OCN
This presentation will provide the basics for lung cancer patient care with updated guidelines and needs prior to starting the treatment process. We will start with symptoms leading to diagnosis and the steps that one will go through to obtain accurate information to start treatment. It is an ever-evolving process with lung cancer to help increase survival and quality of life.
Caring for the patient with breast cancer 
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Betsy Blanton, BSN RN OCN
Lea McDonnell, BSN RN
Emily Riddle, BSN RN
Betsy Wehe, BSN RN OCN
How to care for the breast cancer patient using multiple modalities; medical oncology, surgical oncology, and radiation oncology, with a brief examination of chemotherapy side effects and financial toxicities of treatment, a lecture for nursing students. The lecture will include diagnostic vs screening mammograms, biopsies, excisional biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, lymph node management and lymphedema prevention, and management. Discussion will cover pre-op and post-op management. Lecture will not cover breast reconstruction.
An Introduction to Radiation Oncology 
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 Ashley A. Weiner, MD, PhD
An introductory course on radiation oncology and its role in conjunction with surgery and systemic therapy in multidisciplinary cancer care. Broad overview of a variety of indications for radiation, logistics of radiation treatment delivery, and side effects of treatment.