April 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am – April 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am

Applying Evidence-Based Therapy Through Oncology Nursing That Maximizes HER2-Targeted Efficacy While Enhancing Tolerability



Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD, FACP, FCCP
Director of Thoracic Medical Oncology
NYU Langone
Professor of Medicine
Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY

Evelyn Robles-Rodríguez, DNP, APN, AOCN
Director, Outreach, Prevention and Survivorship
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
Camden, NJ


Oncology nurses are in an inherently valuable position to be in the frontline for treatment of HER2-positive solid tumors. Given identified gaps and faculty feedback, the instructional design of this program is a multi-pronged educational approach designed for an oncology nursing audience. For additional resources, please visit www.oncologynurse-ce.com.


The primary audience for this educational activity is oncology nurses. A secondary target audience consists of other primary care HCPs (eg, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistant) involved in the management of patients with gastric cancer, breast cancer, and other HER2-positive advanced tumors.


  • Evaluate the role that human epidermal growth factor receptor plays in the tumorigenesis and prognosis of patients with HER2-positive solid tumors.
  • Summarize the efficacy and safety data of both HER2-targeted ADCs and kinase inhibitors in the 2nd line treatment of patients with HER2-positive solid tumors
  • Discuss best practices for the safe intravenous administration of ADC therapy and monitoring for adverse events in patients with HER2-positive advanced disease beyond the first-line
  • Appreciate the essential role the oncology nurse plays in patient education and management of treatment-related adverse events of HER2-directed therapy


Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.


Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional education development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in caring for patients with gastric cancer, breast cancer, and other HER2-positive advanced tumors.
CNE Credits: 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours.


The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points.


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or providers of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.


Vamsidhar Velcheti MD, FACP, FCCP discloses that he has received consulting fees from BMS, Merck, AstraZeneca, Amgen, Foundation Medicine, and Regeneron.

Evelyn Robles-Rodríguez, DNP, APN, AOCN discloses that she has received research grants from Genentech and Pfizer.

CME Content Review

The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review

The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.

Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM – Lead Nurse Planner

The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

Staff Planners and Managers

The staff, planners, and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:

  • Matthew Frese, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
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  • Debra Gordon, Medical Director of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Ana Maria Albino, Senior Program Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Jessica Feygin, Program Coordinator of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN, UMA/CCM – LNP, has nothing to disclose.
  • Lauren Welch, MA, VP of Accreditation and Outcomes of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Aimee Meissner, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.


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  2. Participate in the enduring activity.
  3. Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.

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RELEASE DATE: June 29, 2022

EXPIRATION DATE: June 29, 2023


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