March 18, 2020

Oncology Nutrition

 

Jennifer Spring, RD, CSO, LDN

Jennifer Spring, RD, CSO, LDN

Oncology Dietitian
Outpatient Oncology Nutrition Program
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

Unintended weight loss and anorexia in patients with cancer is associated with decreased performance status, reduced response and tolerance to treatment, decreased survival, and reduced quality of life. This lecture discusses the importance of proactive nutritional interventions vital to improving patient outcomes.

Lecture Objectives:

  • Explain cancer-related anorexia and the significance of unintentional weight loss
  • Describe the evidence for specific nutritional interventions for patients experiencing anorexia and unintentional weight loss
  • EDescribe the evidence for specific nutritional interventions for patients experiencing anorexia and unintentional weight loss

February 19, 2020

Caring for the Patient with Lung Cancer

 

Marjory Charlot, MD, MPH, MSc

Marjory Charlot, MD, MPH, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology & Oncology
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tammy Allred, RN, OCN

Tammy Allred, RN, OCN

Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

This presentation will provide the basics for lung cancer patient care with updated guidelines and needs prior to starting the treatment process. We will start with symptoms leading to diagnosis and the steps that one will go through to obtain accurate information to start treatment. It is an ever-evolving process with lung cancer to help increase survival and quality of life.

Lecture Objectives:

  • Identify modalities of breast cancer treatment; medical, surgical, and radiation oncology
  • Discuss financial toxicity of the breast cancer patient receiving treatment for newly diagnosed disease or who are metastatic.
  • Explain the use of aromatase inhibitors and Tamoxifen in the hormone receptor positive breast cancer patient.
  • Demonstrate knowledge concerning standard chemotherapy for patients in treatment for breast cancer.
  • Surgical management of breast cancer patient.

October 16, 2019

Caring for the Patient with Breast Cancer

 

Amy DePue, BS, RN, OCN, CBCN

Amy DePue, BSN RN OCN CBCN

Oncology Nurse Navigator
UNC Breast Center
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Betsy Blanton, BSN RN OCN

Betsy Blanton, BSN RN OCN

Oncology Nurse Navigator
UNC Breast Center
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lea McDonnell, BSN RN

Lea McDonnell, BSN RN

Oncology Nurse Navigator
UNC Breast Center
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Emily Riddle, BSN RN

Emily Riddle, BSN RN

Oncology Nurse Navigator
UNC Breast Center
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Betsy Wehe, BSN RN

Betsy Wehe, BSN RN OCN

Oncology Nurse Navigator
UNC Breast Center
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

How to care for the breast cancer patient using multiple modalities; medical oncology, surgical oncology, and radiation oncology, with a brief examination of chemotherapy side effects and financial toxicities of treatment, a lecture for nursing students. The lecture will include diagnostic vs screening mammograms, biopsies, excisional biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, lymph node management and lymphedema prevention, and management. Discussion will cover pre-op and post-op management. Lecture will not cover breast reconstruction.

Lecture Objectives:
  • Identify modalities of breast cancer treatment; medical, surgical, and radiation oncology
  • Discuss financial toxicity of the breast cancer patient receiving treatment for newly diagnosed disease or who are metastatic.
  • Explain the use of aromatase inhibitors and Tamoxifen in the hormone receptor positive breast cancer patient.
  • Demonstrate knowledge concerning standard chemotherapy for patients in treatment for breast cancer.
  • Surgical management of breast cancer patient.

September 18, 2019

An Introduction to Radiation Oncology

 

Ashley A. Weiner, MD, PhD

Ashley A. Weiner, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Radiation Oncology Residency Program Director
Department of Radiation Oncology
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

An introductory course on radiation oncology and its role in conjunction with surgery and systemic therapy in multidisciplinary cancer care. Broad overview of a variety of indications for radiation, logistics of radiation treatment delivery, and side effects of treatment.

Lecture Objectives:
  • Discuss the role of radiation therapy in the context of multidisciplinary cancer care (ie radiation, surgery, systemic therapy).
  • Describe (in broad terms) the logistics of external beam (x-ray) radiation therapy treatments.
  • Differentiate between external beam (x-ray) radiation treatment and brachytherapy (inserted radiation) treatment.

March 18, 2019

Caring for the Patient with a GI Cancer

 

Julienne S. Harris, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Julienne S. Harris, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner
Surgical Oncology
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

Discussion of gastrointestinal cancers including risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatment and survival. Discussion will also include information pancreatic cancer and the exploration of the recent and significant increase in liver cancer. Side effects of treatment will be discussed including the emotional impact and quality of life issues.

Lecture Objectives:
  • Describe risk factors, signs and symptoms, and treatments used in pancreatic cancer.
  • Discuss increase in liver cancer, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, and treatments.
  • Describe impact of GI malignancies on patients and families (including, but not limited to, physical, nutritional, and quality of life).

February 11, 2019

Caring for the Patient with Head and Neck Cancer

 

Hazel Hampton, RN, BSN, CMSRN, OCN

Hazel Hampton, RN, BSN, CMSRN, OCN

Oncology Nurse Navigator
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Cancer
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Stephanie Shea, RN, BSN, OCN

Stephanie Shea, RN, BSN, OCN

Nurse Navigator, Sarcoma/Head & Neck Cancer
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Cancer
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

Discussion of cancers of the head and neck, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatment and survival. Discussion will also include information on the HPV vaccine. Side effects of treatment will be discussed including the emotional impact and quality of life issues.

Lecture Objectives:
  • Describe the modifiable/non-modifiable risk factors for cancers of the head & neck, as well as signs and symptoms.
  • Identify the major treatment modalities, and at least 3 major side effects of these treatments.
  • Discuss the emotional impact and quality of life issues with cancers of the head and neck.

November 19, 2018

Caring for the Patient with Melanoma or Other Skin Cancers

 

Frances Collichio, MD

Frances Collichio, MD

Professor
Division of Hematology and Oncology
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD

Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD

Irene & Robert Alan Briggaman Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Dermatology
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

This lecture will have two parts. The first part will focus on prevention and recognition of melanoma and it will be given by Dr Thomas. The second part will introduce the student to immuno-oncology and show how the concepts of that field apply to the medications that are used in advanced disease. We will do this through case presentations.

Lecture Objectives:
  • Be able to explain how to prevent and how to recognize melanoma.
  • Understand basics of immune oncology and how this led to new medications.
  • Be able to see how immune medications are used to treat melanoma through case presentations.

October 15, 2018

Caring for the Patient with Colorectal Cancer

 

Tammy Triglianos, ANP, AOCNP

Tammy Triglianos, ANP, AOCNP

Nurse Practitioner
UNC Hospitals Adult Oncology Clinics
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

Tammy Triglianos will provide an overview of Colorectal Cancer: prevention, screening, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment, survivorship.

Lecture Objectives:
  • Describe common signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer
  • Understand risk factors, screening and early detection
  • Understand colorectal cancer staging, principles of treatment, as well as survivorship

March 26, 2018

Caring for the Patient with Leukemia,
Lymphoma, or Multiple Myeloma

 

Thomas C. Shea, MD

Thomas C. Shea , MD

Professor, Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Programs
Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Associate Director, Outreach Programs
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

Thomas C. Shea, MD will describe what these diseases are and how they manifest in most patients, the sort of general treatments required for each of these diseases, and what the needs are for patients and their caregivers while patients are undergoing treatment. He will also discuss anticipated complications and outcomes resulting from treatment for these diseases and long-term issues faced by patients treated for these diseases.

Lecture Objectives:
  • Develop a general understanding of the diseases described above
  • Understand the needs for optimal care of patients with these diseases
  • Understand the sorts of resources needed to achieve the best outcomes for patients with these diseases
  • Recognize problems requiring special care during the course of caring for people with these diseases

February 26, 2018

Caring for the Patient with Cervical Cancer

 

Lyn Filip, RN, BSN, OCN

Lyn Filip, RN, BSN, OCN

Director, Cancer Survivorship
Professor, School of Nursing
Cancer Prevention and Control
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

Lyn Filip, RN, BSN, OCN will discuss information about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for cervical cancer. The presentation will also share information about specials considerations for caring for patients with this diagnosis and information that can be shared with all individuals about ways to prevent this type of cancer..

Lecture Objectives:
  • Describe the types, stages, and diagnostic tests available for treating cervical cancer patients.
  • Identify the relationship between HPV and cervical cancer and ways to prevent HPV infection.
  • Discuss the treatment options, management of side effects, and emotional needs of patients with cervical cancer.
  • Discuss the importance of collaboration and teamwork to enhance quality of care and patient outcomes.

November 27, 2017

End-of-Life Care Options for Patients with Cancer

 

Christine Kistler, MD, MASc

Christine Kistler, MD, MASc

Assistant Professor
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

This lecture will discuss the end-of-life care options that are available to patients experiencing cancer. She will also discuss resources that are available to family members during the cancer journey.

Lecture Objectives:
  • Distinguish between the palliative care and hospice care services that are available to cancer patients.
  • Define the providers, admittance requirements, care structure, and expense coverage available for palliative and hospice care services.
  • Discuss the importance of collaboration and teamwork to enhance quality of end-of-life care for cancer patients.
  • Identify resources that are available to patients and families to learn more about palliative and hospice care services.

September 25, 2017

Understanding the Psychosocial Needs
of Patients Experiencing Cancer

 

Justin M. Yopp, PhD

Justin M. Yopp, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Psychology
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

This will discuss the psychosocial needs of patients experiencing cancer. It will also provide information about resources that are available to family members during the cancer journey.

Lecture Objectives:
  • -Describe the spectrum of psychosocial needs for individuals experiencing cancer during diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship or end-of-life care.
  • Define the role that mental health professionals play in meeting the psychosocial needs of cancer patients.
  • Discuss professional services that are available to patients and their families during a cancer experience.
  • Discuss the importance of collaboration and teamwork in meeting the psychosocial needs of cancer patients.

April 24, 2017

Caring for the Patient and Family
Experiencing Pediatric or Adolescent Cancer

 

Andrew B. Smitherman, MD

Andrew B. Smitherman, MD

Lead Physician
St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fellow, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

This lecture will discuss tests and treatments available to pediatric cancer patients as well as how practitioners help such patients with managing the side effects and the emotional need of patients and families. We will also talk about collaboration and teamwork among oncology professionals in helping pediatric patients and their families.

Lecture Objectives:
  • Describe the types, stages and diagnostic tests available for treating pediatric cancer patients.
  • Discuss the treatment options, management of side effects and emotional needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families.
  • Review pediatric patient outcomes with therapy.
  • Discuss the importance of collaboration and teamwork to enhance quality of care and patient outcomes. This includes an emphasis on the family for pediatric patients.

March 27, 2017

Community Resources for the Patient with Cancer

 

Jenny Hanspal, RN, BSN, OCN

Jenny Hanspal, RN, BSN, OCN

Nurse Navigator, Comprehensive Cancer Support Program
Patient and Family Resource Center
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Michelle Gardiner, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Oncology Pharmacist
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Julia Rodriguez-O'Donnell, LCSW

Julia Rodriguez-O’Donnell, LCSW

UNC Social Work
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Cindy Rogers, JD

Cindy Rogers, JD

Oncology Patient Assistance Coordinator, Comprehensive Cancer Support Program
Patient and Family Resource Center
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

This lecture describes the various resources available to cancer patients and their caregivers..

Lecture Objectives:
  • Define the different types of cancer treatment facilities available in North Carolina.
  • Explain how to select credible resources and utilize them in the most effective way possible.
  • Describe the types of resources that are available to the NC cancer patient, including:
    • Pharmacy assistance/medication assistance programs for different types of cancer.
    • Benefits and financial resources (Medicaid, Medicare, Disability and grants).
    • Legal resources.
    • Psycho-social cancer support, survivorship programs, access to clinical trials, and end-of-life support.

February 27, 2017

Caring for the Patient with Prostate Cancer

 

Mary W. Dunn, RN, MSN, OCN, NP-C
Mary Dunn, NP-C

Mary W. Dunn, RN, MSN, OCN, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Department of Urology
UNC Hospitals
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

This lecture will describe the various aspects of caring for a patient with prostate cancer.

Lecture Objectives:
  • Describe the types, stages and diagnostic tests available for treating prostate cancer patients.
  • Discuss the treatment options, management of side effects and emotional needs of patients with prostate cancer.
  • Discuss the importance of collaboration and teamwork to enhance quality of care and patient outcomes.

January 23, 2017

The Role of Nutrition in Cancer Prevention,
Treatment, and Survivorship

 

Meredith Moyers, MS, RD, LDN

Meredith Moyers, MS, RD, LDN

Nutrition Counselor, Outpatient Oncology Nutrition Program
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

Proper nutrition is an important part of any cancer patient’s treatment plan. This lecture will discuss the links between diet and how cancers develop as well as how cancer patient’s can modify their diets to lessen the impact of cancer treatment on a patient’s quality of life. Additionally, we will talk about how cancer survivors can change their diets so as to reduce the chances of disease recurrence.

Lecture Objectives:
  • Describe the link between diet and cancer development.
  • Understand the role of a Registered Dietitian for management of treatment-related side effects.
  • Identify specific diet recommendations for cancer survivorship.

November 14, 2016

Caring for the Patient with Lung Cancer

 

Tammy Allred, RN, OCN

Tammy Allred, RN, OCN

Oncology Nurse Navigator, Thoracic Oncology Program
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

This lecture discusses how oncology professionals and caregivers take care of patients with lung cancer.

Lecture Objectives:
  • Describe the types, stages and diagnostic tests available for treating lung cancer patients.
  • Discuss the treatment options, management of side effects and emotional needs of patients with lung cancer.
  • Discuss the importance of collaboration and teamwork to enhance quality of care and patient outcomes.

October 24, 2016

Caring for the Patient with Breast Cancer

 

Amy DePue, BS, RN, OCN, CBCN

Amy DePue, BS, RN, OCN, CBCN

Oncology Nurse Navigator
UNC Breast Center
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lecture Description

This lecture discusses how oncology professionals and caregivers take care of patients with lung cancer.

Lecture Objectives:
  • Describe the types, stages and diagnostic tests available for treating breast cancer patients.
  • Discuss the treatment options, management of side effects and emotional needs of patients with breast cancer.
  • Discuss the importance of collaboration and teamwork to enhance quality of care and patient outcomes.