Stand Up To Cancer to Offer Training Modules for Nurses on Front Lines of Administering New Cancer Therapies

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) announces the development of a series of Certification for Nursing Education (CNE) training modules by experts from Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing. The CNE modules will equip nurses with the skills and knowledge needed to manage the unique challenges and patient symptoms that accompany administration of emerging immunotherapies to treat cancer. The first of a series of the three web-based SU2C-Boston College Immunotherapy CNE modules will be available to nurses in July 2016.

“Nurses are essential collaborators in translational cancer research, bringing new and effective treatments from the research laboratory to the patient,” stated SU2C President and CEO, Sung Poblete, RN, PhD who holds a PhD in Nursing from Rutgers University. “SU2C is at the forefront of immunoncology research and we recognize that an essential part of bringing these cutting-edge therapies to patients is the effective dissemination of information about the treatments. Nurses play an integral role in patient management and these modules will provide a new toolkit for patient care.”