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Challenging Cases in Prostate Cancer: Oncologist and Nurse Investigators Consult on Actual Patients from the Practices of the Invited Faculty
Released August 2014

Video excerpts from the first in a series of 6 integrated symposia held at the 2014 ONS Annual Congress. Featuring perspectives from Dr Tomasz M Beer, Ms Christie L Klisz, Dr David I Quinn and Ms Victoria Sinibaldi. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists involved in the treatment of prostate cancer.

    Cancers of the genitourinary system affect hundreds of thousands of individuals within the United States each year, accounting for almost 30% of all newly diagnosed human cancers. Although virtually all locally advanced or metastatic sites of tumor are initially reliant upon androgen stimulation for growth and respond to treatment with androgen deprivation therapy, inevitably resistance to hormone blockade eventually develops, culminating in the recurrence of highly aggressive castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Research advances focused specifically on this population occurring within the past several years have resulted in a paradigm shift to the multidisciplinary care of this disease.

    Thus, the long-term care of patients with prostate cancer remains an important issue for researchers and clinicians alike, and oncology nurses play an integral role in the successful delivery of systemic anticancer therapy and in the maintenance of patient physical and psychosocial well-being. These video proceedings from the first part of a 6-part integrated CNE curriculum originally held at the 2014 ONS Annual Congress feature discussions with leading prostate cancer investigators and their nursing counterparts regarding actual patient cases and recent clinical research findings affecting the optimal therapeutic and supportive care for each patient scenario.

    By providing information on the latest research developments in the context of expert perspectives, this CNE 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 prostate cancer.


    • Discuss the benefits and risks associated with systemic therapies used in the evidence-based treatment of CRPC, including “secondary” hormonal agents, chemotherapy and immunotherapeutics.
    • Develop a plan to manage the side effects associated with commonly used systemic therapies in CRPC to support patient quality of life and minimize the potential for treatment discontinuation.
    • Review the available efficacy and safety data related to the use of radium-223 dichloride and other bone-targeted agents in patients with skeletal metastases to facilitate appropriate counseling for these individuals.
    • Identify opportunities to enhance the collaborative role of oncology nurses in the biopsychosocial care of patients with advanced prostate cancer to optimize clinical and quality-of-life outcomes.
    • Recall ongoing trials of investigational approaches and agents in advanced prostate cancer, and refer patients and obtain consent for study participation.

    Research To Practice is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue


    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    This is a video CNE program. Participants should read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and watch the video.

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    Research To Practice (RTP) is committed to providing its participants with high-quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education. We assess potential conflicts of interest with faculty, planners and managers of CNE activities. Real or apparent conflicts of interest are identified and resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process. In addition, all activity content is reviewed by both a member of the RTP scientific staff and an external, independent reviewer for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies referenced and patient care recommendations.

    FACULTY — The following faculty (and their spouses/partners) reported real or apparent conflicts of interest, which have been resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process:

    Tomasz M Beer, MD
    Grover C Bagby Endowed Chair for Prostate Cancer Research
    Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
    Deputy Director, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
    Portland, Oregon

    Contracted Research: Astellas, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, ImClone Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

    Christie L Klisz, MSN, ANP-BC
    Genitourinary Oncology
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, Massachusetts

    No real or apparent conflicts of interest to disclose.

    David I Quinn, MBBS, PhD
    Medical Director
    Norris Cancer Hospital and Clinics
    Head, GU Cancer Section
    Division of Cancer Medicine and Blood Diseases
    USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Los Angeles, California

    Advisory Committee: Amgen Inc, Astellas, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Dendreon Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc, Medivation Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc, Pfizer Inc, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Teva Oncology, Veridex LLC; Paid Research: Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Sanofi; Other Remunerated Activities: Medivation Inc, Teva Oncology.

    Victoria Sinibaldi, MS, CRNP
    Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
    Research Associate in Oncology
    Faculty, School of Medicine
    Research Program Coordinator, GU Oncology
    Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Advisory Committee and Speakers Bureau: Astellas.

    MODERATORDr Love is president and CEO of Research To Practice, which receives funds in the form of educational grants to develop CME/CNE activities from the following commercial interests: AbbVie Inc, Amgen Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biodesix Inc, Biogen Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Corporation, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Incyte Corporation, Lilly, Medivation Inc, Merck, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Novocure, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Teva Oncology and VisionGate Inc.

    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE STAFF AND EXTERNAL REVIEWERS — The scientific staff and reviewers for Research To Practice have no real or apparent conflicts of interest to disclose.

    This educational activity contains discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the Food and Drug Administration. Research To Practice does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings. The opinions expressed are those of the presenters and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantors.

    This activity is supported by educational grants from Astellas/Medivation Inc, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Dendreon Corporation.

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    Internet Explorer 7 or later, Firefox 3.0 or later, Chrome, Safari 3.0 or later
    Adobe Flash Player 10.2 plug-in or later
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    (Optional) Sound card and speakers for audio

    There is no implied or real endorsement of any product by RTP or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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