Clinical Pearls of Pediatric Brain Tumors for the Advanced Practice Nurse (222)

12:15 – 1:15 pm Friday, September 4

While progress has been made in research to find cures for many pediatric cancers, brain tumors remain the leading cause of cancer-related death in children. This means that further research is needed to push forward for more cures and better treatments for these patients.

To this end, there are frequently new and innovative clinical trials available for patients with brain tumors, but navigating the landscape of these trials, and keeping up-to-date on current standard therapies, can be daunting. This presentation will use a case study approach to provide an overview of standard therapies for common pediatric brain tumors as well as new and innovative therapies, including new immunotherapy approaches for pediatric brain tumors. It will focus on what the advanced practice nurse needs to know when caring for these patients and address issues related to supportive care and brain tumor–specific strategies for symptom management. Additionally, the session will provide practical strategies for breaking bad news and engaging in difficult discussions with families, something that is an important skill for the advanced practice nurse caring for patients with brain tumors.


Lauren Hancock, MSN CPNP-AC CHPPN

Kelly Ridgway, MSN CPNP-PC

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