December 15, 2020 - December 15, 2021


This activity was originally presented at an APP Oncology Summit in 2020. The APP Oncology Summit is a two-day conference designed to provide advanced practice providers (APPs) with the latest evidenced-based strategies to optimize care and outcomes for patients with cancer. This conference is planned with and for advanced practice providers (NPs, PAs, pharmacists, and nurse specialists) and is a collaborative effort of oncology clinicians from multiple organizations in each community. APP Oncology Summit offers a unique opportunity for APPs from various healthcare teams in the community to collaborate, learn from each other and national faculty, and share best practices on a range of issues related to the care of cancer patients.

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), nurse specialists, and other health care providers involved in the management of oncology patients.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review breast cancer epidemiology, pathophysiology, subtypes, and prognosis
  • Evaluate developments in the use of CDK4/6, PARP, and PI3K inhibitors for breast cancer
  • Prepare to counsel patients and manage toxicities specific to these novel agents
  • Create a patient care plan for treating hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

Activity Launch Date - 12/15/2020
Expiration Date - 12/15/2021

Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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Copyright Information
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Time Description
50 min

Webcast: Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer

9 min

Final Evaluation

Faculty & Disclosures

Melissa Sullivan, MSN, APRN-CNP, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner
The Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center
Columbus, OH

Faculty Bio

Melissa is a nurse practitioner at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, part of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James. After graduating from Wright State University in the highly competitive BEACON program, she went on to complete the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Wright State University. She was then accepted into the APP Oncology Fellowship at The Ohio State University, where she completed one year of specialty training in oncology.

Melissa currently works in Breast Medical Oncology where she has the privilege of getting to know and care for her patients at a challenging time in their lives. She continues to support the APP Oncology Fellowship as their breast cancer specialist and serve as a preceptor for APP fellows, new nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students.

Faculty Disclosure Statement
Melissa Sullivan discloses no relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients during the past 12 months.

Planning Committee & Non-faculty Contributors
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content disclose no relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients during the past 12 months.

Learner Assurance Statement
Horizon CME requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to influence the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) which may arise as a result of prospective faculty members' relevant relationships with drug or device manufacturer(s). Horizon CME is committed to resolving all conflicts of interest and retaining only those speakers with financial interest conflicts that can be reconciled with the goals and educational integrity of the CME activity.

CE Information

Launch Date/Expiration Date
This activity was launched on December 15, 2020 and will expire on December 15, 2021.

Accreditation Statement

Horizon CME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Horizon CME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How To Claim Credit

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  • Participants must review all activity information, including the learning objectives, disclosure statements, and content.
  • To receive CME credit, participants must complete the activity and the post-activity evaluation.
  • Certificates can be printed immediately.

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