Introduction

In this topic the learner is introduced to principles of breast cancer systemic anticancer therapies (SACT) and preparation and safe handling and administration of SACT as well as anatomical and physiological principles for administration and side effects of SACT.

Learning outcomes Demonstrate critical understanding of principles of breast cancer systemic anticancer therapies (SACT) (targeted therapy, hormonal therapy, radiotherapy). Preparation and safe handling and administration of SACT as well as anatomical and physiological principles for administration and side-effects of SACT.

Learning materials on biological and endocrine therapies and nurse`s role in educating patients

This video is an overview of biological therapies used to treat breast cancer.

You can watch presentation, please use full screen mode or you can download it. If the speed of the presentation is too fast, just press the stop/pause to read through the text. Press the play to continue the presentation. You can also adjust the speed of presentation yourself via the three-points label (right corner of presentation) just click “playback speed” and choose the appropriate speed.

This video is an overview of hormone therapy used to treat breast cancer.

You can watch presentation, please use full screen mode or you can download it. If the speed of the presentation is too fast, just press the stop/pause to read through the text. Press the play to continue the presentation. You can also adjust the speed of presentation yourself via the three-points label (right corner of presentation) just click “playback speed” and choose the appropriate speed.

Click on the following link to access the prezi presentation: Nurses’ role in educating patients on endocrine therapy and biological therapy

Test your knowledge on biological and endocrine therapies and nurse`s role in educating patients

Read the following article and write a summary.

https://journals.lww.com/cancernursingonline/Abstract/2002/03001/The_Oncology_Nurse_s_Role_in_Educating_Patients_on.3.aspx

Source: Lynn, Jean BS, RN, OCN. The Oncology Nurse’s Role in Educating Patients on Endocrine Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer-Focus on Fulvestrant. Cancer Nursing: March 2002 – Volume 25 – Issue 2 – p 12S-17S

Learning material on chemotherapy

In this video you will find an overview of chemotherapy in breast cancer treatment.

Mandatory reading

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ: Hormonal Therapy

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ: Targeted Therapy

Learning material on drug interactions

In this video you will find a presentation on drug interactions in breast cancer treatment. During the video, you will be presentet with different cases that you can solve.

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