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Ongoing Nursing Management of Cancer Survivors: Collaboration Between Oncology & Primary Care


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Date: Friday, May 4, 2012
CE Credit Available Until: December 27, 2013
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana
Target Audience: This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients living with hematologic and other cancers.
Access: Virtual Lecture

Program Goal

A growing number of patients are living with cancer as a chronic disease, including about 1 million people in the US living with leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, NHL or myeloma. For the most part, these patients have cancer that cannot be cured, but can be controlled over the long term. Cancer becomes a way of life with ups and downs that may include a repeated series of lab and imaging tests, drug therapies, radiation therapy and/or stem cell transplantation. Oncology nursing management of cancer survivors includes addressing treatment adherence issues, short- and long-term complications, second cancer screening, second cancer detection, recurrent cancer detection and treatment, quality-of-life issues, co-morbidities and depression screening. Coordination with primary care is a critical part of the process. This symposium includes case studies and discussion about effective models for collaboration between oncology and primary care for patients living with hematologic malignancies.


At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe two disease management advances in emerging therapies and clinical trials
  • Explain two nursing interventions for cancer survivors that will address treatment adherence and symptom control
  • Identify three nursing practices to educate survivors about follow-up care needs
  • List three psychosocial issues that affect quality of life and identify resources to support cancer survivors
  • Identify two communication touch points for coordinating with primary care providers to provide shared care of patients with hematologic malignancies

Approval for nurses has been obtained by the LLS National Office under provider number CEP 5832 to award 1.5 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Meeting space has been assigned to provide a satellite symposium supported by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society via an educational grant during the Oncology Nursing Society's (ONS) 37th Annual Congress, May 3 - May 6, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Oncology Nursing Society's assignment of meeting space does not imply product endorsement nor does the Oncology Nursing Society assume any responsibility for the educational content of the symposium.


Richard N. Boyajian, NP
Clinical Director
Adult Survivorship Program
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Judith M. Estes, MSN, RN,ANP-C
Department of Hematology/Lymphoma
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan

John C. Krauss, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Director, Regional Oncology Services
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sponsors and Supporters

This program was sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and supported in part by grants from Incyte Corporation and Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company.

last updated on Tuesday, January 07, 2014