Breast Cancer: Exploring Current Detection, Screening, and Treatment Strategies


About the Course:
This course presents current methods and screening recommendations for early detection of breast cancer, describes the common types of breast cancer and updated cancer staging criteria, and discusses advances in local and systemic treatment modalities, including targeted therapy and immunotherapy.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the current early detection recommendations and screening modalities for breast cancer.
  • Understand local and systemic treatment modalities for breast cancer.
  • Discuss concepts of targeted and immunotherapies.

About the Presenter:
Marcelle Kaplan, RN, MS, CNS is an independent oncology nursing consultant and member of the Cancer Institutional Review Board at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both biology and nursing and an MSN from the State University of New York at Brooklyn. Ms. Kaplan was the Breast Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Weill Cornell Medical Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital and led a weekly breast cancer support group for 13 years and consulted with the Reach-to-Recovery program of the American Cancer Society in Manhattan. She has also served as nursing school faculty at the undergraduate and graduate level. Ms. Kaplan has long been a supporter of nursing certification, starting as a writer of test questions for Oncology Certified Nurse exams and progressing to President of the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC). Her oncology nursing certifications have included oncology certified nurse (OCN®), advanced oncology certified nurse (AOCN®), and certified breast care nurse (CBCN®). She was active in developing the Certified Breast Care Nurse credential. In 2011, Ms. Kaplan received the Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse of the Year award. Her editorial roles have included Associate Editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, editor of Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: A resource for nurses, and editor of Oncology Nursing, 4th edition, for Colibri Healthcare, LLC. Most recently, she was the first author of "ONS Guidelines™ for cancer treatment-related hot flashes in women with breast cancer or men with prostate cancer", published in the Oncology Nursing Forum.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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