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[Abstract #10535] Collaborative Learning Workshops to Optimize Integration of Cancer Immunotherapies in the Community Setting

  May 31, 2019
Authors:  Latha Shivakumar PhD1 and Lorna Lucas MSM1

1Association of Community Cancer Centers, Rockville, MD


Background: The expanding armamentarium of immunotherapies available to treat patients with cancer poses a significant challenge to community practitioners who have to navigate through several practical issues to provide immunotherapy safely and effectively in their own communities. The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) implemented two collaborative learning workshops aimed at providing guidance to the entire multidisciplinary cancer care team, including oncologists, oncology nurses, advanced practice providers and other healthcare professionals, on the best practices for implementing cancer immunotherapies in the community setting with respect to care coordination, monitoring and management of immune-related adverse events (irAEs), access to care, and patient engagement in shared decision-making.