Recorded Presentation from the 2014 NCCN Nursing Program Webinar Series - Special Considerations for Older Patients with Cancer

The NCCN 2014 Nursing Program Webinar Series: Advancing Oncology Nursing™ will provide the oncology nurse with comprehensive and clinically relevant information regarding the management of patients with cancer. Presentations will focus on a variety of topics integral to quality cancer care: distress management, men’s sexual and reproductive health, senior adult oncology, and patient/clinician communication as well as disease-specific topics on kidney cancer, melanoma, follicular lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Experts from NCCN member institutions are the faculty for this series and each are specialists in their respective topic area. Oncology nurses who complete this series will have information to provide the best clinical care and patient education to further improve their patients' quality of life.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses who manage patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the principles of a comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Describe factors that increase risk of treatment-related complications for older adults with cancer
  • Provide an update of new Senior Adult Oncology NCCN guidelines to assist the oncology professional in caring for older adults with cancer
Additional information

This activity is supported by an educational donation provided by:

  • Amgen

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from:

  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.

This activity is supported by educational grants from:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Genentech
  • Janssen Biotech Services, LLC, administered by Janssen Services, LLC
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • Novartis Oncology
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.74 Participation
  • 0.74 Nurse
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Peggy S. Burhenn, MS, CNS, AOCNS, OCN
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center

Available Credit

  • 0.74 Participation
  • 0.74 Nurse


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