Recorded Presentation from the 2014 NCCN Oncology Toxicities Webinar Series: GI Toxicities - Anorexia/Cachexia

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 disease. 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, 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 Participation
  • 0.91 Nurse
  • 1.00 Pharmacist
  • 1.00 Physician
Course opens: 
08/29/2014
Course expires: 
08/29/2015
Cost:
$0.00

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

Barbara Rogers, AOCN, CNP
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation
  • 0.91 Nurse
  • 1.00 Pharmacist
  • 1.00 Physician

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/29/2014
Course expires: 
08/29/2015

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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