Caring for the Patient and Family Experiencing Pediatric or Adolescent Cancer 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 Andrew B. Smitherman , MD
 
Describe the types, stages and diagnostic tests available for treating pediatric cancer patients. Discuss the treatment options, management of side effects and emotional needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families. Review pediatric patient outcomes with therapy. Discuss the importance of collaboration and teamwork to enhance quality of care and patient outcomes. This includes an emphasis on the family for pediatric patients.

 

Understanding the Psychosocial Needs of Patients Experiencing Cancer 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 Justin Yopp , PhD
 
This lecture will discuss the psychosocial needs of patients experiencing cancer. It will also provide information about resources that are available to family members during the cancer journey.

 

End-of-Life Care Options for Patients with Cancer 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 Christine Kistler , MS, MASc
 
Christine Kistler, MS, MASc will discuss the end-of-life care options that are available to patients experiencing cancer. She will also discuss resources that are available to family members during the cancer journey.

 

Caring for the Patient with Cervical Cancer 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 Lyn Filip , RN, BSN
 
Lyn Filip, RN, BSN, OCN will discuss information about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for cervical cancer. The presentation will also share information about specials considerations for caring for patients with this diagnosis and information that can be shared with all individuals about ways to prevent this type of cancer.

 

Caring for the Patient with Leukemia, Lymphoma, or Multiple Myeloma 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 Thomas C. Shea , MD
 
Thomas C. Shea, MD will describe what these diseases are and how they manifest in most patients, the sort of general treatments required for each of these diseases, and what the needs are for patients and their caregivers while patients are undergoing treatment. He will also discuss anticipated complications and outcomes resulting from treatment for these diseases and long-term issues faced by patients treated for these diseases.

 

Caring for the Patient with Colorectal Cancer 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 Tammy Triglianos , DNP, ANP-BC, AOCNP
 
Tammy Triglianos, DNP, ANP-BC, AOCNP, will provide an overview of Colorectal Cancer: prevention, screening, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment, survivorship.

 

Caring for the Patient with Melanoma or Other Skin Cancers 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 Frances Collichio , MD
Nancy Thomas , MD, PhD
 
This lecture will have two parts. The first part will focus on prevention and recognition of melanoma and it will be given by Dr Thomas. The second part will introduce the student to immuno-oncology and show how the concepts of that field apply to the medications that are used in advanced disease. We will do this through case presentations.

 

Caring for the Patient with Head and Neck Cancer 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 Hazel Hampton , RN, BSN, CMSRN, OCN
Stephanie Shea , RN, BSN, OCN
 
Discussion of cancers of the head and neck, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatment and survival. Discussion will also include information on the HPV vaccine. Side effects of treatment will be discussed including the emotional impact and quality of life issues.

 

Caring for the Patient with a GI Cancer 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 Julienne S. Harris , RN, MSN, FNP-C
 
Discussion of gastrointestinal cancers including risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatment and survival. Discussion will also include information pancreatic cancer and the exploration of the recent and significant increase in liver cancer. Side effects of treatment will be discussed including the emotional impact and quality of life issues.

 

An Introduction to Radiation Oncology 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 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.

 

Caring for the patient with breast cancer 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 Amy DePue, BSN RN OCN CBCN
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.

 

Caring for the Patient with Lung Cancer 2020 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 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.

 

Oncology Nutrition 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 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 Patients with Genitourinary Cancers 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 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.

 

Palliative Care and Hospice for the Cancer Patient 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 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.

 

Gynecologic Cancers: A Team Approach to Women’s Health Care 
NC Community College Oncology
General Participation Certificate
 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.