Immuno-Oncology Learning Library

Immuno-Oncology Learning Library

Immunotherapy has dramatically changed the field of oncology. Oncology nurses play a key role in assessing and managing patients on immunotherapy agents which present unique challenges. Explore resources to help with patient education, side effect management, and understanding principles of immunotherapy.


Oncology Nursing Society articles:

Clinical Update: Focus on Clinical Experiences With CAR T-Cell Therapy
This resource was produced by ONS and supported by funding from Janssen Oncology/Legend Biotech.

Clinical Update: A Focus Group on Immuno-oncology, Navigation, Precision Oncology, and Immune-related Adverse Events


Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing Articles:

Management of Immunotherapy Infusion Reactions

CAR T-Cell Therapy for Relapsed/Refractory Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Immunotherapy Assessment: Using a Survey Instrument to Examine Oncology Nurses' Confidence Levels with Administration and Management

SmartPhrase: Development of an Electronic Health Record System to Promote Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy Safety

CAR T-Cell Therapy: Updates in Nursing Management

Durvalumab Immunotherapy: Nursing Management of Immune-Related Adverse Events During the Journey of Patients with Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Orthostatic Vital Signs Algorithm: Decreasing Falls in Patients Undergoing Blood and Marrow Transplants or Treatment With Cellular Immunotherapy

Adrenal Insufficiency: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Immune-Related Adverse Event Management

STAT: Cytokine Release Syndrome

STAT: Tumor Lysis Syndrome

Immunotherapy Summit: Proceedings and Identified Priorities for Safe Administration and Care

Immunotherapy Administration: Oncology Nursing Society Recommendations


ONS Voice articles:

Drug Reference Sheets

Postdischarge ICI Patient Education Eliminates Hospital Readmissions

Text-Messaging Prescreening Streamlines Treatment Visits and Care for ICI Toxicities

What the Evidence Says About Probiotics and Cancer Immunotherapy

Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes Active Immune Response to Metastatic Breast Cancer

Oncology Drug Reference Sheet: Nivolumab and Relatlimab-Rmbw

Cutaneous Malignancies Have High Response to Oncolytic Virus Plus Immunotherapy

Studies Show Best Practices to Manage CAR T-Cell Therapies' irAEs and Improve Outcomes

CAR T-Cell Therapy Programs: Essential Elements to Establish a Successful System

First-Line Combination Immunotherapy Prolongs Survival in BRAF Advanced Melanoma

Fiber- but not Probiotics- Boosts Immunotherapy Response for Melanoma

Nursing Considerations for ICI-Related Myocarditis

Immunotherapy After Surgery May Prevent Early-Stage Melanoma Recurrence

Evidence Defines Nursing Implications for Combination Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Today's Immunotherapy Combinations: Radiation is the Next Wave to Unleash the Power of Boosting the Immune System

Oncology Nurses Navigate the Changing Landscape of Immuno-Oncology

Here’s Why Oncology Nurses Are Pivotal in Managing Immune-Related Adverse Events

Learning Tools

Immuno-Oncology Game Show
Download the facilitator guide if you'd like to use the game in a group setting such as a staff meeting or chapter meeting.

Huddle Cards

Monoclonal Antibodies

Oncogenic Viruses

Tumor Lysis Syndrome

Cytokine Release Syndrome



Bispecific Antibodies Video
This resource was produced by ONS and supported by funding from Janssen Oncology.

Cancer Treatment Therapies Overview
Funding for development of this activity was provided by an independent educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.


Speed Talk: Checkpoint Inhibitors in 5 Minutes

Checkpoint Inhibitors: Entering a New Era in Cancer Treatment

CAR T-Cell Therapy

Balancing irAEs

CAR T-cell Therapy: Foundational Knowledge and Best Practices
This resource was developed by ONS through a sponsorship from Janssen Oncology. 


2020 Webinar: Immuno-Oncology for the Oncology Nurse (download slides here)
Funding for development of this activity was provided by an independent educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.


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