Thoracic Surgical Oncology 
Research to Practice
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT – CTR
 
Available
November 1, 2021 – October 31, 2022
  Gita Mody, MD, MPH
 
Thoracic surgery is an integral part of the multidisciplinary management of patients with lung cancer. This lecture discusses approaches to lung tumor resection and areas of future investigation in treatment of advanced lung cancer.

 

Addressing Cognitive Dysfunction in Patients with Cancer 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT – CTR
 
Available
November 1, 2021 – October 31, 2022
  Zev Nakamura, MD
 
Cancer and cancer treatments can affect patient’s memory, concentration, and other aspects of cognition. While this condition is often called ‘chemo-brain,’ cognitive dysfunction can be due to many factors in patients with cancer. Dr. Nakamura will review our latest understandings of this condition.

 

Breast Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2021 
Research to Practice
CME – NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
October 25, 2021 – October 24, 2022
  Yara Abdou, MD
 
Yara Abdou, MD, from the UNC Lineberger Breast Oncology group will describe relevant updates in systemic therapy for breast cancers for health care providers throughout the state of North Carolina.

 

Gut Microbiome, Diet, and Cancer Immunotherapy 
Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
October 20, 2021 – October 19, 2022
  Jennifer Spring, Jennifer Spring, RD, CSO, LDN
 
Exploration of diet related factors that may affect patient response to anti-cancer immunotherapy.

 

Fertility Preservation in Cancer Care 
Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
September 22, 2021 – September 21, 2022
  Mary Peavey, MD, MSc
 
Mary Peavey, MD, MSc, will provide an overview of the fertility preservation options available to male and female patients receiving treatment at UNC hospitals. She will also outline the steps to take when a patient expresses interest in exploring fertility preservation.

 

Oral Complications Associated with Cancer Therapy: Identification and Practical Approaches 
Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
September 8, 2021 – September 7, 2022
  Ali Shazib, DMD
 
Ali Shazib, DMD, will highlight the field of oral medicine and its integration into the oncology landscape (oral oncology), identify oral complications associated with cancer therapies, practical approaches towards managing oral complications, and discuss the role of multi-disciplinary care through going through cases. The presentation will include challenges associated with oral care for patients undergoing cancer therapy and its role in survivorship and beyond.

 

Overview of CAR-T Cells and Toxicities 
Research to Practice
CME – NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
August 11, 2021 – August 10, 2022
  Natalie Grover, MD
Faith Brianne Buchanan, PA-C
 
CAR-T therapy is expanding as a therapeutic option both in clinical trials and FDA approved commercial products for cancer patients. This lecture will review the current treatments and their use in patients with hematologic malignancies.

 

Integrative Medicine and Cancer Care 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
July 14, 2021 – July 13, 2022
  Denise Spector, PhD, MPH, ANP, RYT
 
The presentation will provide an overview of Integrative Medicine (IM) and Lifestyle Medicine for oncology patients, including definitions of IM, integrative oncology, and lifestyle medicine as they relate to the care of oncology patients. Specific strategies that may be incorporated to enhance the care of those affected by cancer will be highlighted, along with a description of the Integrative Medicine Consultative Service through the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP). Additional resources/websites will be provided.

 

APPs Role in Cancer Survivorship Care 
Advanced Practice Provider
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
July 14, 2021 – July 13, 2022
  Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
 
This lecture will provide information to identify current and future cancer survivorship trends, use a framework to analyze survivors’ risks for long-term late effects and identify unmet needs, describe the APPs role in delivering follow-up/survivorship care and list survivorship resources.

 

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Research to Practice
CME – NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
June 23, 2021 – June 22, 2022
  Matthew I. Milowsky , MD
 
Genitourinary malignancies will account for approximately 20% of newly diagnosed cancers in 2021. Recent research advances in prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers utilizing new biomarkers and imaging tools, radiolabeled therapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy and antibody-drug conjugates have led to new management approaches associated with significant improvements in patient outcomes.

 

Making Exercise and Wellness Part of the Cancer Experience 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
May 12, 2021 – May 11, 2022
  Carly Bailey , MA
Brianna Castrogivanni , MS, RCEP
 
This lecture will provide education on the safety and benefit of exercise during and after cancer treatment, resources that we have available at UNC and how you can help your patients implement exercise and wellness behaviors during and after their treatment.

 

COVID-19 and Oncology Practice 
Research to Practice
CME – NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
May 12, 2021 – May 11, 2022
  Stephen Kimani , MD, MSc
 
This lecture will provide an overview of the burden and outcomes of COVID-19 among patients living with cancer. We will also review the impact of the pandemic on cancer care delivery, and emerging data regarding vaccination safety and efficacy.

 

Immune (check point) Related Adverse Events 2021 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
May 12, 2021 – May 11, 2022
  Frances A. Collichio , MD
 
This is a case-based lecture to cover the common side effects and rare but important side effects of check point inhibitors and other immunotherapy agents.

 

Update in ITP and TTP 
Research to Practice
CME – NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
April 14, 2021 – April 13, 2022
  Alice Ma , MD, FACP
 
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura are both autoimmune conditions leading to low platelets, though the mechanism by which the platelets are consumed differs. The lecture will update viewers on new therapies for the treatment of ITP and TTP

 

Interprofessional Collaboration in Caring for Adults with Cancer 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
March 14, 2021 – March 13, 2022
  Ashley Leak Bryant , PhD, RN-BC, OCN, FAAN
 
In this presentation, Dr. Bryant will share strategies in collaborating with team members in both the inpatient and outpatient settings to optimize cancer care.

 

Head and Neck Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2021 
Research to Practice
CME – NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
March 10, 2021 – March 9, 2022
  Wendell Yarbrough , MD, MMHC, FACS
 
Wendell Yarbrough, MD, MMHC, FACS, will lecture on multi-disciplinary treatment of head and neck cancer with updates regarding new techniques and treatment standards. This lecture will also give the audience updates on HPV-Associated Head and Neck Cancer with emerging therapeutic vulnerabilities.

 

Genetic Testing in Cancer Patients: A Case Illustration 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
March 14, 2021 – March 13, 2022
  Amber Cipriani , PharmD, BCOP, CPP
Ashlynn Messmore , CGC, MS
Jaime Richardson , BA, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP
 
This talk aims to provide a general background on the breadth and application of genetic testing in cancer patients. We will also provide strategies for communicating with patients about the necessity and utilization of testing, by presenting sample patient cases to demonstrate these approaches.

 

North Carolina Cancer Challenge 2020: Improving Enrollment into Cancer Clinical Trials 
Research to Practice
CME – NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
February 10, 2021 – February 9, 2022
  Emily Olsson , CCRP
Alicia Bilheimer , MPH
 
This lecture is an interactive presentation and discussion to consider barriers to cancer clinical trial enrollment in North Carolina and potential approaches to address this. Topics will include the importance of patient and provider engagement, education, and resources for identifying research opportunities and available trials, barriers, and mitigation strategies to address population disparities in trial enrollment, and other issues. This session aims to provide information and strategies on participant recruitment, allowing individual study teams and/or clinicians from across the state to determine how research best fits into their individual models and how to present research participation as an option to all patients.

 

If You Have to Ask, You Can’t Afford It: Addressing Financial Toxicity Among NC Cancer Patients 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
February 10, 2021 – February 9, 2022
  Stephanie B. Wheeler , PhD, MPH
Donald Rosenstein , MD
 
Drs. Stephanie Wheeler and Don Rosenstein will discuss current concepts related to “financial toxicity” and how this applies to cancer care delivery in North Carolina. Current research including interventions in development to mitigate financial toxicity will also be reviewed.

 

Mantle Cell Lymphoma Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020 
Research to Practice
CME – NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
March 24, 2021 – March 23, 2022
  Christopher Dittus , DO, MPH
 
Dr. Christopher Dittus from the UNC Lineberger Lymphoma group will describe relevant updates in systemic therapy for rare lymphomas for health care providers throughout the state of North Carolina. Additional topical management considerations or recommendations for this patient population may also be presented.

 

The Aging Cancer Patient Population in North Carolina 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
March 10, 2021 – March 9, 2022
  Hyman B. Muss , MD
 
Dr. Hyman Muss will discuss recommendations related to specific needs of older patients with cancer. Updates will be presented regarding the implementation of the geriatric assessment into routine cancer care, as well as management strategies that are identified based on the results of the geriatric assessment.

 

Optimizing Cancer Care: Updates for 2020#group-tabs-node-course-default1 
Research to Practice
CME – NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
February 9, 2020 – February 8, 2021
  Benyam Muluneh , PharmD, BCOP, CPP
 
Dr. Benyam Muluneh from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will discuss relevant topics in cancer pharmacy for North Carolina cancer providers, such as adherence to oral anti-cancer therapies, evolving pharmaceutical practice models (e.g. specialized clinics), toxicity measurement and management, access, and other issues.

 

Meeting the Needs of Transgender Patients with Cancer 
Patient Centered Care
NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
November 11, 2020 – November 10, 2021
  Terri Phoenix , PhD
Patricia Morfeld , RN, BSN, OCN
 
Terri Phoenix, PhD, and Patricia Morfeld, RN, BSN, OCN, will discuss physical and psychological concerns of transgender patients who have active cancer or who are survivors. Session will address relevant terminology, recommended practices, and resources for continuing education.

 

Benefits of Regional Anesthesia in Cancer Surgery 
Research to Practice
CME – NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
November 11, 2020 – November 11, 2021
  Dominika James , MD
 
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.

 

Lung Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020 
Research to Practice
CME – NCPD/CNE – ACPE – ASRT
 
Available
November 11, 2020 – November 10, 2021
  Shetal A. Patel , MD, PhD
 
Shetal Patel, MD, PhD, from the UNC Lineberger Thoracic Oncology group will describe relevant updates in systemic therapy for lung cancers for health care providers throughout the state of North Carolina. Additional topical management considerations or recommendations for this patient population may also be presented.

 

 

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