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Summer Oncology Nursing Series: Gynecologic Cancer — Session 2 (Webinar Video Proceedings)
Released October 2021

Proceedings from a series of 11 summer webinars held following the 2021 ONS Annual Congress. Featuring perspectives from Dr Thomas J Herzog and Ms Kimberly A Spickes. Published October 11, 2021. (Webinar Video Proceedings)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    These activities have been designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists involved in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.

    By providing information on the latest research developments in the context of expert perspectives, this NCPD activity will assist oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists with the formulation of state-of-the-art clinical management strategies to facilitate optimal care of patients with gynecologic cancers.


    • Consider the FDA approvals of olaparib and niraparib as maintenance therapy after first-line platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer (OC), and counsel patients with and without BRCA mutations regarding appropriate treatment recommendations.
    • Recognize the toxicities associated with the various commercially available PARP inhibitors commonly used in the care of patients with OC, and offer supportive management strategies to minimize and ameliorate these side effects.
    • Understand the effects of microsatellite instability (MSI) on endometrial cancer, and identify the benefits observed with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies for MSI-high or mismatch repair-deficient disease.
    • Discuss the efficacy of pembrolizumab in combination with lenvatinib, recognize the toxicities associated with this combination in the management of advanced, recurrent endometrial cancer, and offer supportive management strategies to minimize and ameliorate these side effects.
    • Consider the potential role of the novel agent tisotumab vedotin in exploiting tissue factor expression for patients with cervical cancer.
    • Appraise clinical research findings supporting the efficacy of cemiplimab monotherapy for patients with progressing PD-L1-positive cervical cancer.
    • Assess the toxicities associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors and other novel agents used to manage gynecologic cancers and offer patients supportive management strategies to minimize and ameliorate these side effects.

    Research To Practice (RTP) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

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    FACULTY — The following faculty reported relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities:

    Thomas J Herzog, MD
    Paul and Carolyn Flory Professor
    Deputy Director, University of Cincinnati Cancer Center
    Vice-Chair, Quality and Safety
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    University of Cincinnati Medical Center
    Associate Director GOG Partners
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Advisory Committee: Aravive Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Caris Life Sciences, Clovis Oncology, Eisai Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Gradalis Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Corcept Therapeutics, Incyte Corporation.

    Kimberly A Spickes, MNSc, RN, APRN, OCN, ACNP-BC
    Nurse Practitioner
    UAMS Division of Gynecologic Oncology
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Little Rock, Arkansas

    No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

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    These activities are supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Eisai Inc, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck.

    Release date: October 2021
    Expiration date: October 2022

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