CDK 4/6 Inhibition in Breast Cancer: Self-Study Module II

Advanced Clinical Educator Master Class on CDK 4/6 Inhibition in Breast Cancer
1 ANCC Contact Hours 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Launch Date:
September 06, 2018
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

Oncology nurses, nurse navigators, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical technicians, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care and management of patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

Relevant Terms:

Breast cancer

Theresa W. Gillespie, PhD, MA, RN

Theresa W. Gillespie, PhD, MA, RN
Professor, Department of Surgery and Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Winship Cancer Institute
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Gillespie has extensive experience in clinical oncology, clinical trials, and cancer research. She directed oncology clinical research trials in both the community and academic medical center, and was Director of Health Services & Outcomes Research for the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Currently, she is Professor, Department of Surgery and Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing; Senior Fellow in the Emory Global Health Institute; and a full member of the Winship Cancer Institute. As Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on numerous grants, Dr. Gillespie has been funded by the NCI/NIH; CDC; DOD; Veterans Affairs; American Cancer Society, Gates Foundation and Movember Foundation.  Her funded studies have focused on cancer health disparities; decision-making by patients, the public and clinicians; risk communication; quality and outcomes in healthcare; and interventions to improve risk comprehension, guideline concordant care, and outcomes. Dr. Gillespie teaches in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing at Emory and has published and presented broadly for more than 25 years. 
1. Evaluate proper dosing administration, monitoring, and adherence strategies of CDK 4/6 inhibitors for the treatment of estrogen receptor–positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer
2. Develop education strategies to help patients understand how to recognize and manage side effects of CDK 4/6 inhibitors for the treatment of estrogen receptor–positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer
3. Describe effective nursing management of adverse events associated with CDK inhibitors

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Theresa Wicklin Gillespie, PhD, MA, RN, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
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