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Oncology Research

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Friday, September 28, 1:15 to 2:00                                       

Immunotherapy and Nursing Implications on Patient Care

As immunotherapy continues to grow as a treatment option within cancer types, identifying and managing adverse events of these treatments are much more important when caring for cancer patients. Nurses are often the initial point of contact for cancer patients, especially when reporting adverse events. It is therefore important for nurses to become knowledgeable in identifying immune-mediated events as well as providing education to patients who are receiving treatment. 409

Presenter: Cynthia Bocaya, RN, CON(C), Practice Lead, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Track: Oncology Research


Friday, September 28, 2:05 to 2:50                                  

Research at the VA- Is it Really that Different?

This presentation will discuss the conduct of clinical research in the VA setting which serves a unique population. Ms. Chase will discuss the special criteria and approvals which need to be put in place, examine potential challenges, and share solutions to overcome them. 411

Presenter: Margaret Chase, BSN, Research Clinical Coordinator, VACCHCS-Fresno 

Track: Oncology Research 


Friday, September 28, 3:25 to 4:10                                                       

Current Immunotherapy Treatment in Metastatic Melanoma

Since 2009 the treatment of metastatic melanoma has rapidly changed and continues to change and evolve.. Before 2009 this diagnosis was indeed a grim. prognosis for patients with metastatic melanoma.

Now since the availability of immunotherapy the clinical picture is more hopeful.

The challenge for health care professionals has been and continues to be the recognition of adverse events related to immunotherapy and insuring prompt most appropriate treatment. 413

Presenter: Mary Anne Chappell, RN com(C), CRC 111 Team Lead Melanoma Disease Site, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Track: Oncology Research


Friday, September 28, 4:15 to 5:00                                       

CAR T Therapy: Side Effects and Management 

Ms. Dudley will discuss expected side effects of CAR T Therapy and how to safely manage them. 415

Presenter: Channing Dudley, MSN, RN, Manager, Hematology Clinical Trials Program, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

 Track: Oncology Research