Prophylactic Vaccines/Immunizations for Cancer Patients
Many health care professionals have had limited education on supportive care topics and have learned on the job. The guidelines and literature continue to advance supportive oncology care. The Coleman Supportive Oncology Collaborative developed this set of activities to describe guideline-based care and provide ways to incorporate it into patient care.
Content was reviewed and updated 9/29/2023.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other health care professionals who care for patients with cancer.
Following this program, participants should be able to:
- Explain what vaccines/immunizations cancer patients need and why
- Assess timing of vaccines/immunizations in cancer patients and their family/caregivers
- Examine ways of implementing vaccines/immunizations into cancer programs
Tina Q. Tan, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Infectious Diseases Attending Physician
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
NCCN Continuing Education Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of NCCN that all planners, faculty, moderators, authors, reviewers and anyone involved in the planning and delivery of NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose ALL financial relationships they have had in the past 24 months with ineligible companies. The ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence require that individuals who refuse to provide this information will be disqualified from involvement in the planning and implementation of accredited continuing education presented by NCCN. NCCN identifies, mitigates and discloses to learners all relevant financial relationships.
In addition, all content has been reviewed to ensure education promotes safe, effective patient care and does not promote the products or services of an ineligible company. Content, including any presentation of therapeutic options, is fair, balanced, evidence-based, scientifically accurate, and free of commercial bias and marketing.
Ineligible Company: An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Relevant Financial Relationships: Financial relationships of any dollar amount occurring within the past 24 months are defined as relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of an ineligible company. There is no minimum financial threshold. We ask for disclosure of ALL financial relationships with ineligible companies, regardless of the amount and regardless of the potential relevance of each relationship to the education.
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 or marketing.
The faculty listed below has the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
Tina Q. Tan, MD
GlaxoSmithKline: Scientific Advisor
Merck & Co., Inc.: Scientific Advisor
Moderna: Scientific Advisor
Pfizer Inc.: Scientific Advisor
Sanofi Pasteur: Scientific Advisor
The planner listed below has the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
Christine B. Weldon, MBA
Eli Lilly and Company: Consulting Fee; Grant/Research Support
Genentech, Inc.: Consulting Fee; Grant/Research Support
Merck & Co., Inc.: Consulting Fee; Grant/Research Support
Pfizer Inc.: Consulting Fee; Grant/Research Support
Roche Pharmaceuticals: Consulting Fee; Grant/Research Support
None of the other planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and Coleman Supportive Oncology Collaborative. NCCN is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
NCCN designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 contact hour.
NCCN has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until August 4, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.75 ANCC contact hours
- 0.75 Participation
To complete this activity, users will need:
- A device with an Internet connection and sound playback capability
- One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
- Internet Explorer is no longer supported
- Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing