Breast Cancer Care Gets Personal
This course supports direct-care nurses by providing insight to evidence-based care for patients with breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, with an estimated 235,030 new cases were diagnosed in 2014. Although incidence has been rising, mortality is declining thanks to earlier detection and treatment advances. Care is becoming more personalized, with treatment options tailored to the individual patient. This course supports direct-care nurses by providing insight to evidence-based care for patients with breast cancer. The presenters describe the steps involved in developing a treatment plan for a breast cancer patient, explain genetic considerations based on a patient’s genetic makeup and discuss related nursing implications.
Key Learning Outcomes
- State how breast cancer is diagnosed and evaluated.
- Identify the implications of genetics for patients with breast cancer.
- Discuss targeted therapy for breast cancer.
- Describe novel therapies for breast cancer.
Margaret Marriott, MS, RN, OCN, CCRP
Marriott has 29 years of experience as an oncology nurse treating patients across numerous disease sites and has many years of experience in cancer research. She has vast experience with bone marrow transplant, radiation and biotherapy, as well as chemotherapy and ambulatory oncology.
Karen Masino, MS, CNP, ACNP-BC, AOCNP, RN, RD, LDN
Karen Masino has more than 17 years of experience as an oncology-certified nurse practitioner and is a certified STAR® practitioner. She has cared for patients with solid tumors as well as for hematology oncology patients undergoing stem cell transplant and has provided education, medical nutrition therapy and survivorship care in her oncology practice.
Georgia Casella, RN
Georgia Casella serves as breast program coordinator at Ingalls Hospital and has more than 15 years of experience in oncology and breast health.