Oncologic Emergencies SPOC

A review of several of the most common clinical emergencies that occur with malignancy and how to manage them, with tips on management and discussion of common misconceptions.

Target Audience

These courses are intended for medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists, hematologists, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, radiologic technologists, researchers, pharmacists, trainees, allied health personnel, and others who are interested in care for patients and survivors in North Carolina.


Learning Objectives

  • Recognize several of the most common oncologic emergencies, including spinal cord compression, SVC syndrome and hypercalcemia.
  • Recall key diagnostic steps in identifying these oncologic emergencies as well as pathophysiologic mechanisms.
  • Describe the approach to management of acute malignant spinal cord compression, SVC syndrome, and hypercalcemia.


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Course summary
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Jacob Stein, MD

Division of Hematology & Oncology
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



This Non-Credit Course does not have accreditation. It only offers general participation certificates.

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