Breast Cancer: What's New?


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As the oncology field changes, our nursing interventions must change with it. Update your breast cancer knowledge with current screening and risk factor developments, treatment options, the latest research developments,  and survivorship care planning standards with the Breast Cancer: What’s New? online course. This challenging course is reviewed and updated continually to ensure you’re getting all of the latest research and recommendations in the breast cancer subspecialty.

This course is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register. You will enjoy continuous access for 180 days.

Course Topics

  • What's New in Risk Factors and Risk Reduction Strategies
  • What's New in Genetics and Genomics
  • What's New in Screening Guidelines
  • What's New in Screening, Diagnosis, and Prognosis
  • What's New in Treatment
  • What's New in the Pipeline
  • What's New in Survivorship
  • What's New in Open Clinical Trials
  • What's New in the Highlights of Clinical Trials

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of emerging evidence associated with breast cancers by achieving a post test score of at least 80%.

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses involved in the delivery of care to women with breast cancer.

This course is included in the Breast Cancer Bundle. Get the bundle at a discount rate, or register for any of these courses individually.

ILNA Breakdown

Candidates may claim 4.94 CNE or ILNA points in any area of their choosing on the following blueprint areas: Coordination of Care, Diagnosis and Staging, Disease-Related Biology, Health Promotion/Screening and Early Detection, Navigation, Scientific Basis for Practice, Survivorship, Treatment.

Candidates will not be able to place the 4.94 ILNA points under both categories as the number of points claimed cannot exceed the total CNE points for the offering.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify nursing interventions that may impact risk reduction outcomes for known risk factors associated with breast cancer development.
  • Identify the current screening resources available for breast cancer screening and early detection, including those specific to risk populations and genetic influences (e.g. dense breasts).
  • Describe current screening and diagnostic recommendations for specific patient risk indicators.
  • Identify new pharmacologic, treatment and clinical trial interventions now available for breast cancer patients.
  • Discuss the impact and nursing responsibilities associated with the survivor care plan standards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this course offer pharmacology content?

Yes, this course contains some pharmacology content. View our estimated pharmacology content page for an estimate for this particular course.

Technical Requirements

For optimal performance, and to fully participate in ONS online courses, it will be necessary to use one of the browsers listed below.

Supported Browsers for Desktop or Laptop Computers*:

*Use of an earlier version will prohibit the ability to post discussions or view some materials within the course properly.

After upgrading to one of these supported browser versions, please ensure your computer is set up to support the following additional requirements before beginning the lessons.

Additional Requirements**:

**If you're using a work computer for your course, the installation of these components may require assistance from the IT department at your place of business.

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