NCCN 2015 Congress Webinar Series: Breast Cancer - Supportive Care and Survivorship

April 14, 2015

As the complexity and importance of screening, testing, and individualized treatment strategies for breast cancer have increased, so has clinicians’ reliance on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Breast Cancer Guidelines and NCCN’s educational interventions to increase knowledge and bridge the gaps between knowledge and competence.

This webinar series will provide an in-depth analysis of the evidence and clinical decision-making that led to the development of the NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer, to ensure that oncologists and other oncology healthcare professionals have a clear understanding of breast cancer diagnosis, staging and initial therapy; radiation therapy in the management of locoregional disease; adjuvant therapy for locoregional disease; and metastatic disease management.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who manage patients with breast cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Adopt appropriate survivorship plans and supportive care measures to optimize patient outcomes
  • List two types of distress in patients with breast cancer
  • Identify at least one instrument for assessing distress in patients with breast cancer
  • Describe trends in breast cancer treatment that contribute to improved survival rates, yet also result in persistent pain syndromes
  • Discuss evolving challenges in managing pain associated with breast cancer and its treatment
Additional information

Supported by educational grants from:

  • Genentech BioOncology
  • Novartis Oncology
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 Nurse
  • 1.00 Pharmacist
  • 1.00 Physician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/14/2015 - 11:30am EDT
Event ends: 
04/14/2015 - 12:30pm EDT

Judith A. Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Timothy P. Pearman, PhD
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for physicians and also accredited for nurses and pharmacists (ACPE). View complete accreditation information

Some restrictions may apply: Any attendees that claimed credit for attending the live, in-person NCCN 2015 Congress Series™: Breast Cancer in Chicago, IL, on Februrary 13, 2015, may not claim credit for this webinar.

Available Credit

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


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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