2014 NCCN Oncology Toxicities Webinar Series: GI Toxicities - Anorexia/Cachexia

August 13, 2014

NCCN is pleased to present the NCCN Oncology Toxicities Webinar Series: GI Toxicities. These four multidisciplinary case-based webinars will relate to gastrointestinal cancers, including nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, anorexia/cachexia, and mucositis. Each webinar will be facilitated by two faculty members providing multidisciplinary perspectives.

Patients with gastrointestinal cancers often experience a constellation of symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, anorexia, cachexia, and mucositis. These symptoms are either toxicities secondary to treatment and/or related to complications of the disese. Even relatively low-grade discomfort, especially when chronic, can have a significan impact on quality of life. Clinicans should be diligent in routinely assessing patients for these distressing symptoms making every effort to maximize available preventative and treatment strategies.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, case managers, and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe contributing causes of cancer cachexia
  • Explain the effects of anorexia and cachexia on cancer outcomes
  • Discuss current and possible future treatment options for patients with cancer cachexia
Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Helsinn Healthcare SA.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Case Manager
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 Nurse
  • 1.00 Pharmacist
  • 1.00 Physician
  • 1.00 Tumor Registrar
Course opens: 
08/12/2014
Course expires: 
10/08/2014
Event starts: 
08/13/2014 - 2:00pm
Event ends: 
08/13/2014 - 3:00pm
Cost:
$0.00

Stefan Barta, MD, MS, MRCP
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Barbara Rogers, AOCN, CNP
Fox Chase Cancer Center

These activities are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Nursing and pharmacy (ACPE) credits are provided for all activities as well. This program has also been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs). View complete accreditation details

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Case Manager
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 Nurse
  • 1.00 Pharmacist
  • 1.00 Physician
  • 1.00 Tumor Registrar

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/12/2014
Course expires: 
10/08/2014

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Required Hardware/software

To complete this activity, users will need:

  • A device with an Internet connection and sound playback capability
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing