Oncology Research

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2024 Agenda

Fri., Sept. 27 1:15 to 2:00                                     Track: Oncology Research
Adverse Events: Use of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) and Documentation Best Practices

Ms. Kingsford will review the history of the CTCAE and review how to use it in practice through case studies. Best practices for documentation will also be discussed.109

Presenter: Rachel Kingsford, MS, CCRP, Senior Clinical Research Manager, Huntsman Cancer Institute 

Fri., Sept. 27 2:05 to 2:50                                     Track: Oncology Research
CAR-T, Bispecifics, TILS: What Do They All Mean and What's Next in Cellular Therapy

 With the future moving more towards cellular therapies and individualized we will get to understand the different types, terminology and common adverse events. 111

Presenter: Elizabeth Fitzgerald BS, MMS, PA-C, Physician Assistant Mayo Clinic

 Fri., Sept. 27 3:25 to 4:10                                     Track: Oncology Research
Changing Lifestyle after Cancer Diagnosis

How do smoking cessation, healthy diet, and exercise improve cancer outcomes? Patients with a healthy lifestyle are more likely to survive longer after a cancer diagnosis. Exercise can help improve a multitude of side effects associated with cancer therapies such as fatigue, pain, anxiety/depression, and others. 113

Presenter: Gracy Zachariah, MSN, CCRP, RN, Research Nurse Manager, MD Anderson Cancer Center