The Role of the Oncology Nurse in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Castleman Disease
Release Date: November 30, 2021
Expiration Date: November 30, 2022
Time to Complete Activity: 1.0 hour
David C. Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics
Associate Director, Patient Impact
Penn Orphan Disease Center
Center for Cytokine Storm Treatment and Laboratory
University of Pennsylvania
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Castleman Disease Collaborative Network
Sudipto Mukherjee, MD, PhD, MPH
Director of Rare Cancers and Blood Diseases
Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Taussig Cancer Institute
Gretchen A. McNally, PhD, ANP-BC, AOCNP
The Ohio State University
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital
This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.
In collaboration with the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network
This activity is supported by an educational grant from EUSA Pharma (US) LLC.
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of oncology nurses, including advanced practice nurses and registered nurses. It will also benefit PAs and other clinicians who manage patients with Castleman disease.
Castleman disease (CD) is a rare group of heterogeneous lymphoproliferative disorders, many of which have an unknown underlying etiology. Owing to its rarity and unknown etiology, many oncology nurses are unaware of this disease, despite it often being managed by hematology/oncology clinics. As a result, this webinar aims to educate oncology nurses on CD so they, in turn, are equipped to educate, advocate for, and support patients through the diagnosis and treatment process.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Outline the signs and symptoms of CD as they relate to early diagnosis
- Describe US Food and Drug Administration-approved and guideline-recommended therapies for CD
- Introduction to Castleman Disease
- Diagnosis of Castleman Disease
- Treatment of Castleman Disease
- Conclusions and Faculty Discussion
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The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:
|Name of faculty or Presenter||Reported Financial Relationship|
David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc
|Grant Research Support: EUSA Pharma|
Sudipto Mukherjee, MD, PhD, MPH
Consultant/Independent Contractor: BioPharm International; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Celgene Corporation; Novartis
Grant Research Support: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Novartis
Honoraria: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Novartis
Speakers Bureau: EUSA Pharma; Novartis
Other: Abbvie Inc; Blueprint Medicines Corporation; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Celgene Corporation; EUSA Pharma; Genentech, Inc.; Novartis
Gretchen A. McNally, PhD, ANP-BC, AOCNP
|Nothing to disclose|
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