UW School of Nursing

April 13, 2022

Oncology Update

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Oncology Update 2021 | All Modules

On-Demand Program

Course Description

The purpose of the program is to provide clarity on oncology management guidelines as well as an update on new therapies, medications, and technologies involved in care for patients across the lifespan and in all care settings.

Target Audience

For nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, physicians, pharmacists, social workers, health educators, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals across all settings.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this conference, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe safe handling practices for administration of chemotherapy, including PPE.
  2. Identify actionable items nurses can lead in their practices to address inequities.
  3. Increase understanding of the psychological impact of impaired fertility among patients with a cancer diagnosis and cancer survivors.
  4. Understand racial health disparities in cancer care.
  5. Identify and develop knowledge about common survivorship issues such as cancer-related fatigue, sarcopenia and lymphedema.
  6. Explain how to recognize and report immune-mediated (related) adverse events.

Featured Topics

  1. Safe Handling of Chemotherapy – Kelley Blake
  2. Nurses as Changing Agents for Health Equity – Weichao Yuwen
  3. Fertility Preservation for the Oncology Patient: Why, How, and How Quickly? – Anne Judge
  4. Cancer Care Racial Disparities in the United States – Amanda Lulloff
  5. Physical Therapy is a Critical Component of the Oncology Team – Andréa Leiserowitz
  6. Immunotherapy: Demystification for the Masses (Rx) – Kelly Weaver


  • Kelley Blake, MSN, RN, AOCNS, NPD-BC
    Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center
  • Andréa Leiserowitz, PT, DPT, CLT
    Board Certified Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy, Eugene, OR
  • Amanda Lulloff, PhD, APRN-CS, PCNS, CPHON
    Nurse Educator, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Weichao Yuwen, PhD, RN
    Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, University of Washington Tacoma; Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing, UW School of Nursing
  • Anne Judge, DNP, WHNP-BC, ARNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Seattle Reproductive Medicine
  • Kelly Weaver, MSN, RN, ARNP, OCN, ACNS-BC, NP-C
    Nurse Practitioner, Oncology/Hematology, MultiCare Regional Cancer Center, Puyallup

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