Advances in the understanding of the immune system are changing the way oncologists treat cancer. As immunotherapies move to the forefront of cancer treatment, oncologists will need to understand the immune system; know how cancer circumvents it; and be aware of the mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety of current and emerging immunotherapies. This Overview of Immunotherapy in Cancer course provides important information on the overview of Immunotherapy in cancer treatment.
Upon completion of this course, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to:
- List the different types of immunotherapy and its therapeutic agents.
- Describe the mechanism of immune checkpoint inhibitors.
- Discuss the administration of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy.
- Describe the adverse events of high dose interleukin 2 therapy and discharge patient counseling.
- List the major advantage and disadvantage of sipuleucel-T therapy.
- Describe the administration of talimogene laherparepvec therapy.
- Discuss the future of immunotherapy.
Authors: Thao K. Huynh PharmD BCOP
Contact Hours: 2 Hours
Activity Type: Knowledge-Based Home Study
Instructional Methods: Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test)
Target Audience: Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
Cost: $10 / Participant
Course No: Pharmacist: 0384-9999-19-113-H04-P Technicians: 0384-9999-19-113-H04-T
Release Date: 09/13/2019 Expiration Date: 09/13/2022
Course Completion Certificate: A minimum passing score of 70% is required for course completion. A Printable (PDF) Certificate By Email. Credit will be reported to CPE monitor within 30 days of completion.
National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing education.
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Disclaimers: Mr. Phillip has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program. This program received no commercial support and has been peer-reviewed to ensure non-commercialization.
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