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Saturday, May 3 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Bench to Bedside Lecture

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Are you up-to-date on the newest treatments for patients with advanced melanoma, the deadliest of skin cancers? Antoni Ribas and Grace Cherry will share promising medical breakthroughs in melanoma research, uncovering its biology, what makes it grow, and how it interacts with the immune system. You’ll hear about new therapies that are based on blocking the oncogene BRAF with novel BRAF and MEK inhibitors, and that unleash an antitumor immune response by blocking negative immune regulators like CTLA4 and PD-1. Learn how these novel agents differ from standard chemotherapy treatments in their mechanisms of action, toxicity profiles, and side effects, and what the nursing implications are. 

This session has been planned in collaboration with the American Association of Cancer Research.

ILNA
This session qualifies for the following ONCC Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) categories.

OCN®: Scientific Basis for Practice, Treatment Modalities, Symptom Management
CBCN®: Treatment Modalities:  Local and Systemic, Professional Performance, Symptom Management
AOCNP®: Cancer Treatment, Side Effect and Symptom Management
AOCNS®: Cancer Treatment, Side Effect and Symptom Management

 

Speakers
avatar for Grace Cherry, RN, MSN

Grace Cherry, RN, MSN

Melanoma Nurse Practitioner, UCLA Hematology/Oncology
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
avatar for Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD

Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California, Los Angeles
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.



Saturday May 3, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Arena Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802