Recorded Presentation from the NCCN 2018 Nursing Program Webinar Series - Optimizing Oral Therapy in Kidney Cancer
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) continues to have a significant health impact. With the emergence of these new therapies, it is increasingly important for oncology nurses to understand the data supporting all the available choices and the adverse effects associated with each of them.
The increasing use of oral targeted therapy poses new challenges such as ensuring effective administration and maintaining treatment adherence. Effective patient education, early recognition and management of adverse effects, and emphasis on adherence can optimize clinical outcomes and improve the quality of life for patients with mRCC.
This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses who manage patients with cancer.
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
- Compare the current understanding on the benefits of targeted therapies in the treatment of first line, second line, and subsequent lines of therapy renal cell carcinoma.
- Learn the adverse events associated with the oral therapies available for advanced RCC and strategies to manage them.
- Provide education to patients on safe and effective administration of oral therapy emphasizing the importance of adherence to therapy.
Marcia Holloway, MSN, APRN, NP-C
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
All faculty and activity planners participating in NCCN continuing education (CE) activities are expected to disclose any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest as defined by ACCME’s, ACPE’s and ANCC’s Standards for Commercial Support. All faculty presentations have been reviewed for adherence to ACCME’s Criterion 7: The provider develops activities/educational interventions independent of commercial interests (SCS 1, 2, and 6) by experts on the topics. Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made prior to the activity.
NCCN continuing education considers financial relationships to create a “conflict of interest” when an individual has both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect CE content about the products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she and/or a spouse or partner has a financial relationship.
NCCN continuing education considers “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. NCCN does not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship.
All faculty for this continuing education activity are competent in the subject matter and qualified by experience, training, and/or preparation for the tasks and methods of delivery.
Faculty presentations may include discussion of off-label use. Faculty will disclose that the use in question is not currently approved by the FDA per the product labeling.
The faculty listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Marcia Holloway, MSN, APRN, NP-C
NCCN Staff Disclosures
The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Kimberly Bayer; Melissa Esplen; Mark A. Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Heather Matt; Joan S. McClure, MS; Diane McPherson; Melanie Moletzsky; Lisa Perfidio, MS; Liz Rieder; Shannon Ryan; Kathy Ann Smith, CMP, CHCP; Melinda Somasekhar, PhD (Employed by NCCN until 10/30/17)
The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Donald Harting, ELS, CHCP
Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp): Equity interest/Stock Options
Boston Scientific Corporation: Equity Interest/Stock Options
Pfizer Inc.: Equity Interest/Stock Options
The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Rashmi Kumar, PhD
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.8 contact hour.
- 0.80 ANCC contact hours
- 0.80 Participation
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