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Join Us Tomorrow: Recommendations for Cancer Patients and the COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to roll out and ramp up across the country, members of the medical community have voiced concerns regarding recommendations, access, and adverse effects for cancer patients. The American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs will host a webinar to review these issues, including:

  • Consensus COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for patients in active cancer treatment, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and hormone therapy
  • Specifics for COVID-19 vaccination in breast cancer patients, including those in hormone therapy follow-up, where to deliver the vaccine for unilateral breast cancer, and findings on and timing of screening mammograms
  • Clinical factors associated with worse outcomes among cancer patients infected with COVID-19, including potential underlying immune mechanisms behind severe COVID-19 infection

Recommendations for Cancer Patients and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Friday, February 26 | 1:00 pm CT


Panelists include:

  • Erin Bange, MD, Hematology and Oncology Fellow, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Laurie Kirstein, MD, FACS, Breast Surgical Oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Lawrence Shulman, MD, MACP, FASCO, Deputy Director for Clinical Services, Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for Global Cancer Medicine; Past-Chair, Commission on Cancer

Register today for this important and timely webinar.

Agenda Now Posted for April Cancer Programs Conference

The agenda and confirmed speakers list for the 2021 ACS Cancer Programs Conference: Quality Cancer Care in Motion VIRTUAL are now available online. Take a look at the agenda to preview the topics that will be discussed.

Registration is scheduled to open on March 1. As further information becomes available, it will be added to the conference web pages and included in future issues of Cancer Programs News.

March Webinar Explores Management of NETs

Did you know that recent advancements in diagnostic imaging and chemotherapeutics is reshaping management of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs)? For more information about these important changes, join us on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 5:00 pm CT for this live webinar. A panel of physicians will present updated diagnosis and management of both primary and metastatic neuroendocrine tumors in the context of these innovations and their impact on outcomes. Register now for this 60-minute webinar, which offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit for physicians as well as Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits for nurses and Continuing Education credits for cancer registrars.

New Cancer-Related Courses Added to the ACS Learning Management System

New courses from the NAPBC Best Practices Webinar Series have been added to the American College of Surgeons Learning Management System.

Clinical Trials Engagement - The speakers discuss the current challenges centers face of increasing both the availability of and enrollment in clinical trials, as well as successful strategies and methods used to address these issues.

Optimizing Breast Conference - The speakers discuss challenges encountered with the conference process and physician and allied health professional engagement, the changes enacted that improved the conferences, and recommendations for patient management.

Both courses offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit for physicians as well as Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits for nurses and Continuing Education credits for cancer registrars.

Click on the course names above to register, download the handouts, and listen to the recordings.

New Focus for CAnswer Forum LIVE 2021 Sessions

This year, CAnswer Forum LIVE has been redesigned to focus on challenging standards, important initiatives, and emerging issues of interest to constituents in accredited cancer programs and centers. The topics for each webinar have been added to the web page along with the link and deadlines for submitting questions. Additional topics may be added throughout the year, so be sure to check back and watch Cancer Programs News for updates.

Plan to join the new and improved CAnswer Forum LIVE 2021 sessions.