STATEMENT OF NEED
Breast cancer accounts for nearly 30% of cancer diagnoses among women in the United States, and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in this population. Although many women benefit from regular screening as well as earlier and improved treatment, approximately 10% present with metastatic disease, and 30% with no initial lymph node involvement eventually develop metastatic disease. Women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) have a poorer prognosis than the overall population of breast cancer patients, and issues such as refractory or resistant disease, cumulative toxicities, adverse events, depression, and financial hardship are often encountered. Despite progress in understanding the pathogenesis of MBC and advances in therapy, the 5-year overall survival rate remains only 22%.
Oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Constance Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNP, FAAN
Associate Professor, College of Nursing
University of South Florida
Cynthia Cantril, RN, OCN, CBCN, MPH
Director of Cancer Support Services & Patient Navigation
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
Janice Famorca Tran, PhD, RN, MS, AOCNP, CBCN, ANP-C
Lynne Brophy, MSN, RN-BC, CNS, AOCN
Breast Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
The Ohio State University
Theresa W. Gillespie, PhD, MA, RN
Professor, Department of Surgery and Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
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A maximum of 1.0 contact hour may be earned by learners who successfully complete this continuing nursing education activity.
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Relevant financial relationships exist between the following individuals and commercial interests:
Constance Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNP, FAAN has no financial relationship(s) relevant to the content of this CE activity.
Janice Famorca Tran, PhD, RN, MS, AOCNP, CBCN, ANP-C has no financial relationship(s) relevant to the content of this CE activity.
Lynne Brophy, MSN, RN-BC, CNS, AOCN has no financial relationship(s) relevant to the content of this CE activity.
Theresa W. Gillespie, PhD, MA, RN has no financial relationship(s) relevant to the content of this CE activity.
Planning Committee, USF Health OCPD staff members, i3 Health staff members, and the peer/content reviewer for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Disclosures are on file at the USF Health Office of Continuing Professional Development.
No prerequisites are required for this activity.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CREDIT
Participants must sign-in before the start of the activity to verify attendance. All participants are asked to complete a pretest and a posttest for outcomes assessment; a passing score is not required. At the conclusion of the activity participants must complete an evaluation, attesting to the time spent in this live activity, claiming credit. Certificates of Completion will be emailed to participants within two weeks of the activity.
UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE
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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Lilly.