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20120713-RN/AH:Cancer and Nutrition - M. Holliday and J. Spring - 20120713
Objectives: 1. Gain awareness of evidence-based research in nutrition, physical activity, and cancer 2. Identify pertinent criteria for determining the need for a nutrition referral 3. Identify the anti-cancer effect of foods
Mandy Holliday MPH, RD, LDN
7/13/2012 2:45:00 PM

Accessing Evidence-Based Health Information for Patients on the Internet - J. Blackwell and C. Silbajoris - 20120613
Objectives: 1. Describe how to find authoritative health information on the Internet for their cancer patients 2. Explain how to evaluate the health information they find on the Internet 3. Describe how to use the information to enhance health professional-patient communication, decrease anxiety in patients and caregivers, promote patient empowerment, and improve the self-care of their patients
Jean Blackwell MLS, AHIP
6/13/2012 6:00:00 PM

Bladder Cancer 101 - M. Dunn - 20130410
Objectives: 1. Identify 2 risk factors for bladder cancer 2. Discuss 2 diagnostic studies used in workup for bladder 3. Understand 4 different treatment options for bladder cancer 4. Identify 2 local resources for bladder cancer patients
Mary Dunn RN, MSN, OCN, NP-C
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM

Breast Imaging Technologies: Cancer Detection & Personalized Medicine - C. Kuzmiak - 20180613
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the world. There is no preventable cause for the disease. Consequently, our best means for detection and saving lives is with screening. This lecture will focus on essential advances in breast imaging and cancer detection.
UNCCN Mediasite Presenter
6/13/2018 3:30:00 PM

Cardiovascular Late Effects of Cancer Treatment - D. Mayer - 20150408
Objectives: 1. Describe incidence and risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in cancer survivors 2. Understand treatment induced cardiovascular late effects 3. Discuss the current management of cardiovascular late effects
Deborah Mayer PhD, RN, AOCN
4/8/2015 6:55:00 PM

Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults Living with Cancer: Meeting their Unique Medical and Psychosocial Needs - L. Lux - 20181114
Adolescents and Young Adult living with cancer have unique medical and psychosocial needs. The recognition of these needs has created a new field of study in practice in the oncology world. As such many institutions are developing multidisciplinary teams to address AYA needs. However, you don't need a huge budget or a new program to make an impact with this age group. We will establish the age specific needs of this group and discuss some simple changes to make in your day to day practice that will help you meet your AYA patients' needs.
UNCCN Mediasite Presenter
11/14/2018 4:30:00 PM

Caring for Older Adults with Cancer: Who, When, Where, Why, and How? - T. Jolly - 20170712
Age is the single most important risk factor for developing cancer and the incidence of most human cancers increases with advancing age. Older adults frequently have co-morbidities, functional and psychosocial deficits which may impact cancer care. This lecture discuss the effect of aging on patients with cancer and reviews of the use of simple geriatric assessment tools in oncology. Case studies are shared to illustrate how such tools can be used to guide medical decision making for these patients who often have co-morbidities and functional and/or psychosocial deficits. Learning Outcomes: • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of geriatric assessment in the care of older cancer patients. • Incorporate geriatric assessment in routine care of older adults with cancer. • Utilize geriatric assessment and principles to guide interventions which may improve the health outcomes in older cancer patients. This lecture was presented as part of the RN and Allied Health Lecture Series.
Trevor Jolly MBBS
7/12/2017 3:30:00 PM

Clincial Care Genetics: Risk Assessment and Genetic Service in Cancer Care - K. Lee - 20150723
Objectives: 1. Discuss basic cancer genetics, including tumor suppression and oncogenes and the Two-Hit hypothesis 2. Identify common hereditary cancer syndromes and understand hallmark patterns in family histories 3. Explain the availability of genetic testing and services available at UNC Chapel Hill
Kristy Lee MS
7/23/2015 9:31:23 PM

Commission on Cancer 2012 Standards - J. Sellers - 20120314
Objectives 1. Describe the Commission on Cancer’s Distress Screening Standard 2. Recognize the options for methods to use when implementing Standard into practice 3. Identify Distress Screening process requirements 4. Discuss how the Commission on Cancer measures Standard compliance
Jean Sellers RN, MSN
3/14/2012 4:00:00 PM

Developing Patient Navigation Processes that Work - J. Sellers - 20130313
Objectives: 1) Identify & discuss the 3 essential components when developing a patient navigation process. 2) Summarize the elements that can reflect a ROI on your navigation process. 3) Identify potential barriers to the implementation of a navigation program.
Jean Sellers RN, MSN
3/13/2013 4:00:00 PM

Dietary Supplement Use in the U.S - G. Asher - 20121212
Objectives: 1) Describe botanical supplements and their regulation 2) Define natural product use in the U.S. 3) Explain botanicals research 4) Identify top botanicals
Gary Asher, MD, MPH
12/12/2012 5:00:00 PM

Dietary Supplements During Cancer Treatment: Help or Hurt - J. Spring and M. Holliday - 20131113
Objectives: 1. Describe the role of dietary supplements within the context of patients undergoing cancer treatment. 2. Identify common dietary and herbal supplements used for the management of symptoms and the subsequent effects on cancer treatment. 3. Identify criteria for safe selection of dietary supplements.
Jennifer Spring RD, CSO, LDN
11/13/2013 4:55:00 PM

Disparities in Breast Cancer: A Biology, Health Services and Solutions Story - K. Hayes and S. Wheeler - 20190109
This seminar will review the epidemiology of breast cancer disparities and cost of care of a potential determinant of differentiated access to and outcomes of care. We will conclude with potential solutions and future research opportunities.
Katherine Reeder- Hayes MD,MBA,Msc
1/9/2019 4:30:00 PM

End of Life - C. Backer - 20120912
Objectives: 1. Define end of life and differentiate between hospice and palliative care 2. Describe the physical, psychological, social and spiritual care needs and possible interventions for a dying patient and their family and role of the interdisciplinary team surrounding the death of a patient 3. Using case studies, explain the challenges to providing good end of life care
Chip Backer RN, MS, NP-C
9/12/2012 9:28:00 PM

Exercise and Oncology: Improving Cancer Care Outcomes - C. Battaglini - 20130911
Objectives: 1. Identify the importance of exercise on preventing cancer as well as cancer recurrence. 2. Describe research conducted at UNC in the area of exercise oncology 3. Explain the current recommendations (Guidelines) for exercising oncology patients.
Claudio Battaglini PhD
9/11/2013 4:00:00 PM

Fatigue Management in Cancer Survivors - D. Mayer - 20131211
Objectives: 1. Identify risk factors and incidence of fatigue in cancer survivors 2. Describe assessment of fatigue 3. Develop evidence-based plan for fatigue interventions
Deborah Mayer PhD, RN, AOCN
12/11/2013 4:55:00 PM

Fluorouracil (5-FU) Toxicities and Strategies for Management - A. Faso - 20180110
Fluorouracil (5-FU) is a relatively unique drug in oncology because administration in different doses and schedules results in dramatically different patterns of qualitative toxicity. This presentation will discuss the hematologic, skin, and GI toxicities along with strategies for management.
Aimee Faso, PharmD,BCOP,CPP
1/10/2018 4:30:00 PM

Helping Patients With Breast Cancer - K. Harrell - 20190612
This lecture touches on various topics important in helping breast cancer patients. We’ll discuss early detection, risk factors, diagnoses, treatment, and survivorship as well as breast cancer treatment modalities, including hormone inhibitors. Some patients will might want information about plastic surgery (breast reconstruction), and tips on using cryotherapy for prevention of peripheral neuropathy.
Katharine Harrell, NP-C
6/12/2019 3:30:00 PM

Immunotherapy 101 - P. Armistead - 20180912
This lecture will review the mechanisms by which the immune system in controlling both infections and cancer as well as strategies cancers have for evading effective immune responses and progressing. The lecture will also discuss the different types of currently available cancer immunotherapy treatments, their mechanisms of action and their potential side effects. — RN and Allied Health lectures offer FREE CNE and ASRT continuing education credit (upon approval) for eligible participants.
Paul Armistead, MD
9/12/2018 3:30:00 PM

Improving End-of-Life Care: What can we learn from the bereaved? - D. L. Rosenstein and J. M. Yopp - 20180314
For the past eight years, Dr. Rosenstein and Dr. Yopp have run a support group for widowed fathers and conducted clinical research on this bereaved population. In this talk, they will briefly review the literature on studies of bereaved subjects, their research findings, and lessons learned from these studies.
Donald Rosenstein MD
3/14/2018 3:30:00 PM

Improving Patient Safety and Quality in Radiation Oncology - B. S. Chera - 20131106
Objectives: 1. The participant will be able to describe how Operational Efficiency is interrelated with Quality and Safety 2. The participant will be able to discuss how physician buy-in and empowerment of the front-line staff is essential for the advancement of patient safety culture 3. The participant will be able to identify ways that changing organizational culture is difficult
Bhishamjit S Chera MD
11/6/2013 4:55:00 PM

Late Effects of Cancer Treatment: Managing Cardiac Toxicity - B. Jensen - 20170208
This presentation discusses cardiovascular disease in cancer patients and will focus on cardiac toxicity related to specific cancer treatments. The presentation will also provide an overview of current strategies for prevention, recognition, and management of cardiac toxicity in this patient population. Lecture Objectives: -Recognize that a history of cancer constitutes a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. -Describe the potential cardiovascular complications of radiation therapy. -Recall the potential cardiovascular complications of anthracyclines and targeted therapies, such as kinase inhibitors. This lecture was presented as a part of the RN and Allied Health Lecture Series.
Brian Jensen MD
2/8/2017 4:30:00 PM

Management of Malignant Pain in the Era of an Opioid Epidemic - M. D. Keiser - 20170913
This presentation reviews strategies for managing pain in an oncology setting while considering risk factors for opioid abuse and addiction. Information also provides a review of the pathophysiology and types of pain as well as opioid and non-opioid pain management options for oncology patients. Lecture Objectives: • Review the pathophysiology of pain. • Explain the mechanisms of action of opioid and non-opioid analgesics. • Compare and contrast characteristics of analgesics and their place in therapy. • Recognize risk factors for opioid misuse. This lecture was presented as part of the RN and Allied Health Lecture Series.
Meredith D. Keisler PharmD
9/13/2017 3:30:00 PM

Managing the Cost of Cancer: Financial Resources for NC Cancer Patients - M. Cromer - 20121010
Objectives: 1) Participants will learn about rates of poverty, insurance coverage, and health outcomes across North Carolina 2) Participants will gain an understanding of federal and state government programs that patients may apply to for assistance 3) Participants will learn about private agencies and foundations that provide financial assistance to cancer patients
Mary Cromer MSW, LCSW
10/10/2012 4:00:00 PM

Managing the Side Effects of Chemotherapy - M. Gardiner - 20161012
This lecture discusses the management of common chemotherapy-induced side effects and complications. The lecture includes a review of current guidelines for management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and gives practical recommendations for other gastrointestinal side effects, including diarrhea, constipation, mucositis, and hiccups. There is also discussion of white blood cell growth factors, including appropriate use of these agents for cancer patients. Learning Outcomes: • Identify an appropriate regimen for prevention and treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. • Discuss a self-care plan for management of gastrointestinal related side effects. • Explain appropriate use of white blood cell growth factors. The lecture was presented as part of the RN and Allied Health Lecture Series.
Michelle Gardiner PharmD, BCOP
10/12/2016 3:30:00 PM

Medical Marijuana: It's HIGH Time to Talk - A. Benner - 20180509
In recent years, the public and lawmakers have recognized the benefits of using marijuana as part of a treatment plan for patients with difficult diseases to manage. For example, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy find that medical marijuana diminishes nausea and can stimulate appetite. This presentation provides an overview of the complex history of medical marijuana and the current applications of its use.
Alisha Benner MD
5/9/2018 3:30:00 PM

Oncologic Emergencies - D. Ballard - 20130213
Objectives: 1. Identify the basic signs and symptoms of the major metabolic and structural oncologic emergencies. 2. Describe nursing management and basic medical management of the major metabolic and structural oncologic emergencies.
Deborah Ballard RN, MSN, Patient Education Coordinator
2/13/2013 5:00:00 PM

Oncologic Emergencies - S. Bernard - 20160810
This lecture reviews emergency conditions seen in oncology and hematology patients and discusses the signs, symptoms and tests available for monitoring each of the emergency conditions. Learning Outcomes: • Describe the types of emergencies seen in oncology and hematology. • Explain the approaches to each emergent condition. • Discuss the types of monitoring and objectives of monitoring. This lecture was presented as a part of the RN and Allied Health Lectures.
Stephen Bernard MD
8/10/2016 3:30:00 PM

Oncology Caregiver Support - K. T. Roundtree - 20130814
Objectives: 1. Participant will identify rationale for supporting oncology caregivers 2. Participant will identify the range of caregiver needs 3. Participant will develop resources and strategies for identifying and supporting caregivers
Kathryn Tesh Roundtree LCSW
8/14/2013 4:00:00 PM

Oral Chemotherapy: Overcoming the Challenge to Adherence - B. Muluneh - 20170412
As an increasing number of oral chemotherapy agents are being used, it is essential to understand the barriers that patients may face. This presentation discusses some of these barriers and offers advice for dealing with and overcoming them. The presented information details the dimensions of adherence, specifically in the context of the use of oral chemotherapy agents. Evidence-based strategies for assessing and improving adherence to oral chemotherapy, from health care system, plan of care and patient-level perspectives are provided. Lecture Objectives: -Discuss the shift from intravenous to oral chemotherapy over the past few decades. -Define the various dimensions of adherence. -Describe ways to manage patients who are non-adherent to oral chemotherapy. -Identify areas to advocate for legislation that can improve access to oral chemotherapy. This lecture was presented as part of the RN and Allied Health Lecture Series.
Benyam Muluneh PharmD, CPP
4/12/2017 3:30:00 PM

Outcomes Focused: Perioperative Management of Cancer Patients - D. L. James - 20181212
The talk discusses perioperative pain management techniques that can be utilized to decrease post-operative pain as well as development of chronic postoperative pain among cancer patients. For continuing education credits for this and other lectures, please visit our Learning Portal at
Dominika L James MD
12/12/2018 4:30:00 PM

Palliative Care Opportunities - N. Sartor - 20180711
This talk will address common myths of palliative and hospice care and explore multiple points along the health trajectory of a patient when a team might consider a palliative care consult. We will consider possible sources of suffering and interventions.
Nicole Sartor, RN,MSN,C-PNP-PC
7/11/2018 3:30:00 PM

Parenting and Cancer - J. Yopp - 20130109
Objectives: 1) To gain an appreciation of the challenges facing parents who are undergoing cancer treatment, including when these patients are terminally ill. 2) To learn what resources are available for this population of patients and their families. 3) To learn ways to intervene with and support parents with cancer during their treatment and when terminally ill.
Justin Yopp PhD
1/9/2013 5:00:00 PM

Pesticide Protective Behavior in Agriculture: A Cancer Prevention Strategy - A. Walton - 20170809
This presentation provides information to increase health care providers' knowledge of occupational cancer, specifically in regards to pesticide exposures among the Latino migrant population in NC. Information is provided about interventions to improve adherence to pesticide protective behaviors, unique characteristics of migrant and seasonal worker populations, and the importance of clinical documenting occupational exposures for cancer prevention research. Lecture Objectives: • Describe actual versus self-reported pesticide protective behaviors of Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers in NC. • Describe social considerations that are unique to Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers undergoing cancer treatment in NC. • Discuss the important of clinical documentation of occupational exposures to research. This lecture was presented as part of the RN and Allied Health Lecture Series.
AnnMarie Walton PhD,MPH,RN,OCN, CHES
8/9/2017 3:25:00 PM

Preparing Patients for Chemotherapy - T. Allred - 20190410
When a patient has received the life-changing news, she or he can feel overwhelmed by the need to digest the diagnosis while understanding and making decisions about sometimes rather complex treatment options. How do we plan and schedule the education for new chemo patients in a timely manner prior to the first day of chemo? What can we do to help the patient understand how the drugs work, what symptoms they can expect, and how they can deal with those symptoms?
UNCCN Mediasite Presenter
4/10/2019 3:30:00 PM

Psychiatric Medications: I am not a prescriber, what do I need to know? - K. Lavin - 20171011
This presentation discusses psychiatric care of patients with cancer. Information presented reviews special considerations for this patient population, including the key features of depression in advanced cancer, drug-to-drug interactions, and side effects of treatment. This lecture was presented as part of the RN and Allied Health Lecture Series.
Kyle Lavin MD, MPH
10/11/2017 3:30:00 PM

Recognizing and Treating Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Cancer - L. Sherwood - 20130612
Objectives: 1. Identify three symptoms associated with anxiety and three symptoms associated with depression. 2. Identify screening tools utilized in oncology for assessing distress, anxiety and depression. 3. Explain the importance of knowing the resources at their institution available for patients experiencing distress, anxiety and depression.
Liz Sherwood RN, MS, ANP-C
6/12/2013 3:55:00 PM

Safety Considerations When Managing Dietary Supplements in Cancer Care - J. Hill - 20190213
Jacob Hill’s main area of focus is integrative medicine and oncology. This lecture will cover various safety considerations regarding the combination of dietary supplements (herbal medicines, nutraceuticals, vitamins, minerals, etc.) and conventional cancer treatment. The lecture will discuss herb/drug interactions, mechanism interactions, food/drug interactions, as well as health systems and health behavior considerations. This lecture is intended to assist oncology providers in discussing dietary supplements with their patients and supporting the safe management of dietary supplements in cancer care.
Jacob Hill ,ND,MS
2/13/2019 4:30:00 PM

Supportive Care in Oncology - J. Valgus - 20120411
Objectives: 1. Identify treatment strategies for common symptoms related to cancer treatment 2. Explain the importance of support care for cancer patients
John Valgus PharmD, BCOP, CP
4/11/2012 11:00:00 PM

Supportive Strategies for the Side Effects of Chemotherapy - D. Armstrong - 20130508
Objectives: 1. Describe ASCO anti-emetic guidelines for chemotherapy associated nausea and vomiting 2. Identify three strategies for alleviating chemotherapy associated peripheral neuropathy 3. Discuss non-pharmacologic as well as pharmacologic interventions for chemotherapy associated fatigue
Delma Armstrong BSN,RN, OCN
5/8/2013 3:55:00 PM

Survivorship Care Planning - Beyond Standard 3.3 - D. K. Mayer - 20180808
Survivorship is defined as one who remains alive and continues to function during and after overcoming a serious hardship or life-threatening disease. In cancer, a person is considered to be a survivor from the time of diagnosis until the end of life. This session will review the definition and attributes of being a survivor, what we know about survivors and their needs throughout their cancer journey. Survivorship care planning implications to meet these needs will be described and discussed.
UNCCN Mediasite Presenter
8/8/2018 3:30:00 PM

Survivorship Care Plans (SCP): A Tool to Enhance Cancer Care - D. Mayer - 20121114
Objectives: 1) Describe the intended purpose of survivorship care plans 2) Identify available SCP templates 3) Analyze practice opportunities to develop and implement SCP
Deborah Mayer PhD, RN, AOCN
11/14/2012 5:00:00 PM

The Evidence Base for Integrative Approaches to Cancer Care - G. Asher - 20171206
This presentation focuses on the evidence that supports use of complimentary and alternative medicine approaches in caring for patients with cancer. The content will review several integrative oncology strategies that are proven safe and effective with conventional medicine approaches, and will review patterns of complimentary and alternative medicine use among cancer patients. Learning Outcomes: • Identify terms and therapies associated with complementary and alternative medicine. • Describe the patterns of CAM therapy use within the cancer population. • Identify evidence-based CAM therapies for oncology. This lecture was presented as part of the RN and Allied Health Lecture series.
Gary Asher, MD, MPH
12/6/2017 4:30:00 PM

The importance of an integrated emotional support program for physicians and providers: How do we take care of our own? - M. Brody - 20180207
Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth presentation with Samantha Meltzer-Brody MD, MPH. Provider burnout and compassion fatigue can impact both personal health and professional performance. This presentation will discuss multiple strategies at the personal and system level that can be employed to mitigate the symptoms and move toward prevention.
UNCCN Mediasite Presenter
2/7/2018 4:30:00 PM

The Many Roads of Esophageal Cancer: Treatments, Side Effects and Common Complications - S. Arora and K. Ferrell - 20190814
Esophageal cancer can be especially difficult for patients, since it directly affects their ability to swallow. The discussion will include HER 2 NEU testing for esophageal cancer as well as how to help patients who have esophagogastretomies. We will also talk about nutritional support for these patients.
Shifali Arora, MD
8/14/2019 3:30:00 PM

The Role of Pallative Care and Hospice Care in Improving Quality of Life - G. Winzelberg - 20171108
This presentation discusses the commonalities and distinctions of palliative care and hospice services, including a review of evidence demonstrating its impact on quality of life. The content clarifies eligibility guidelines, benefits, and barriers to these services and will give recommendations on addressing concerns regarding these services with patients and families. Learning Outcomes: -Discuss the historical developments associated with the development of hospice and palliative care services. -Identify the common features and distinctions between hospice and palliative care. -Describe the evidence demonstrating the impact of palliative care on the quality of life for seriously ill patients. This lecture was presented as part of the RN and Allied Health Lecture Series.
Gary Winzelberg MD, MPH
11/8/2017 4:30:00 PM

Understanding Oncology Drug Interactions - K. P. Morgan - 20181010
The narrow therapeutic index of oncology drugs makes understanding drug interactions critical for the safe and effective treatment of cancer patients. Small changes in the pharmacodynamics or pharmacokinetics of the drug can decrease efficacy or increase toxicity of the cancer drug potentially causing harm to patients during treatment.
Katherine Morgan, PharmD
10/10/2018 3:30:00 PM

Understanding the Pivotal Role of Nursing in Clinical Trials - K. Keller - 20170510
This presentation provides information to health professionals is to enhance understanding of clinical trials in cancer care. Information is given to describe clinical trials, how to find clinical trials, and how to support patients who are participating in a clinical trial. Lecture Objectives: -Discuss how clinical trials can provide benefit to patients diagnosed with cancer. -Explain what nurses and other health care providers can do to help patients who might be considering a clinical trial. -Describe safety measures that you can take for your patients who are participating on a clinical trial. This lecture was presented as part of the RN and Allied Health Lecture Series.
Kim Keller RN, MSN, OCN
5/10/2017 3:30:00 PM

Using Genetics and Genomics for Cancer Risk Identification - J. O'Daniel - 20170111
This lecture discusses clinical cancer genetics, including appropriate ordering of genetic tests, management of patients with genetic mutations, and recognition of high risk families and familial cancer syndromes. This presentation will also discuss the genetics associated with several hereditary cancers, including breast, ovarian, and colon cancers, Lynch Syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis, and others. Learning Outcomes: • Differentiate the purpose and implications for tumor (somatic) versus hereditary (germline) genetic testing. • Recognize typical indicators for hereditary cancer risk in terms of personal and family history. • Describe several benefits to learning about the presence of a hereditary cancer syndrome in terms of treatment as well as for screening and prevention. This lecture was presented as a part of the RN and Allied Health Series.
Julianne O'Daniel MS, CGC
1/11/2017 4:30:00 PM

What's New in Breast Cancer Today - A. DePue - 20140709
This lecture will discuss the method of treatment for breast cancer from a multidisciplinary team approach to a focus on systemic therapy. Learning Outcomes: 1. Participants will be able to describe the latest treatment modalities 2. Learners will understand side effect management 3. Learners will know what to expect in the future This lecture was presented as a part of the RN and Allied Health Series.
Amy DePue BS, RN, OCN
7/9/2014 3:55:00 PM

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