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Accreditation/ Credit Designation

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca, Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.), Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Community Practice Connections™: 1st Annual School of Nursing Oncology™

Release Date: October 31, 2017
Expiration Date: October 31, 2018
Media: Internet - based


Activity Overview

The 1st Annual School of Nursing Oncology™ was developed to provide the latest information on key topics in oncology that can readily be applied to nursing clinical practice in a variety of settings. This enduring activity features faculty video commentary on key topics presented at the live meeting, including strategies to help optimize patient management and insights into the evolving treatment landscape for a variety of commonly encountered malignancies. This activity will also address such topics as landmark and recent key trials in oncology and the clinical implications of their results.

Key areas of focus include:

  • Overview and updates in immunotherapy in melanoma
  • Treatment considerations for patients with non–small cell lung cancer
  • Management of treatment-related adverse events, including chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • Advancements in gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancer

CME/CE Activity Table of Contents

  • Overview and Updates in Advanced Melanoma and Immunotherapy
    Video commentary featuring Grace Cherry, RN, MSN, NP
  • Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer: Treatment Considerations and Management Strategies
    Video commentary featuring Beth Eaby-Sandy, CRNP, OCN
  • Advancements in the Management of Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Cancers
    Video commentary featuring Laura Wood, RN, MSN, OCN

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  • You will need to login to participate in the activity.
  • Each presentation may contain an interactive question(s). You may move forward through the presentation; however, you may not go back to change answers or review videos/content until you finish the presentation.
  • At the end of the activity, “educational content/video files” will be available for your reference.
  • In order to receive a cme/ce certificate, participants must complete the activity.
  • Complete the posttest and pass with a score of 70% or higher, complete the evaluation and then click on request for credit. Participants may immediately download a cme/ce certificate upon completion of these steps.

Target Audience

This educational program is directed toward nurses interested in the management of patients with cancer. Other healthcare professionals interested in the management of patients with cancer are also invited to participate.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Identify recent advancements in the management of different malignancies
  • Describe the role of tumor testing options in guiding treatment selection for patients with different malignancies
  • Recognize disease-related and treatment-related adverse events for different malignancies
  • Appraise clinical evidence pertaining to the management of conditions commonly encountered in the oncology clinical setting
  • Develop evidence-based supportive care strategies for patients with different malignancies
  • Outline effective multidisciplinary communication strategies to help optimize patient outcomes

Faculty, Staff, and Planners' Disclosures



Grace Cherry, RN, MSN, NP
Oncology Nurse Practitioner
UCLA Melanoma Program
Los Angeles, CA

Disclosure: Speakers Bureau: Genentech, Merck, Novartis

Laura S. Wood, RN, MSN, OCN
Renal Cancer Research Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure: Consultant/Advisory Boards: Exelixis; Speakers Bureau: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis, Pfizer

Beth Eaby-Sandy, MSN, CRNP, OCN
Thoracic Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Abramson Cancer Center
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Disclosure: Consultant/Advisory Boards: Abbvie, Takeda; Speakers Bureau: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis, Pfizer

The staff of PER® have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Disclosure Policy and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest (COI)

As a sponsor accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of PER® to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its CME/CE activities. In compliance with ACCME guidelines, PER® requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of a CME/CE activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that creates a COI.

Additionally, PER® is required by ACCME to resolve all COI. PER® has identified and resolved all COI prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This CME/CE activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME/CE activity is for continuing medical and nursing education purposes only, and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER®.

CME/CE Provider Contact Information

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC
2 Clarke Drive
Suite 110
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Hardware And Software Requirements 

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Minimum System Requirements (Windows)

  • A Pentium-based PC or compatible computer
  • At least 64MB of RAM
  • Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP/Vista system software
  • Screen resolution of 1024 x 786 or larger recommended
  • PDF Reader: Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher, Foxit Reader 2.0 or likewise

Minimum System Requirements (Mac OS)

  • A PowerPC processor-based Macintosh computer
  • At least 64MB of RAM
  • Mac OS 7.5 or later
  • Screen resolution of 1024 x 786 or larger recommended
  • PDF Reader: Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher, Foxit Reader 2.0 or likewise

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