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Check Out the Top Five Most Popular ASCO University Courses of 2018


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New to ASCO University’s e-learning offerings and not sure where to start? With a comprehensive course catalog that spans tumor types, practice information, and other aspects of cancer care, choosing a course can be a challenge. To help get you started, here is a list of the most popular courses of 2018—from foundational to more advanced topics.

Upon successful completion of ASCO University’s e-learning courses, participants may request Continuing Medical Education, American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC), Nursing, and Pharmacy credit. For more information about any of the courses below, visit university.asco.org.

ASCO-SEP®, 6th Edition Mock Exam: If you’re looking for assessment questions to evaluate your level of oncology knowledge and identify gaps, the ASCO-SEP, 6th Edition Mock Exam was designed for you. The most popular offering on ASCO University in 2018, the exam includes 120 new multiple-choice questions with detailed answer rationales and links to all references.

Cancer Genetics Program: Updated earlier this year, the Cancer Genetics Program is a slide-based, expert-led course that provides comprehensive information on topics related to the genetic cancer risk assessment process. Course components include ways to improve taking and documenting family history and recognizing hereditary cancer syndromes, among other learning objectives.

Looking for More Self-Assessment Opportunities From ASCO University?

The Self-Evaluation Activities collection on ASCO University provides easy access to self-assessment questions in a variety of accessible formats. Activities consist of case-based, multiple-choice questions with answers, rationales, and references. Resources include: 

  • ASCO-SEP, 6th Edition
  • ASCO-SEP, 6th Edition Mock Exam
  • ASCO MOC App 
  • ASCO University Personalized Learning Dashboard
  • 2018 Comprehensive Oncology Assessment

For more information on these offerings, visit university.asco.org/self-evaluation-activities

Immuno-Oncology Program: Also updated earlier this year, the Immuno-Oncology Program is designed to help the busy clinician stay abreast of the rapidly developing field of immunotherapy as it relates to oncology. The program addresses a wide variety of topics including cancer immunobiology, classes of agents, potential predictive biomarkers, clinical activity in the areas of melanoma and non–small cell lung cancer, response determination, and the management of immune-related adverse events.

Principles of Oncology and Systemic Therapy: For learners new to oncology care, this course provides the basics of cancer biology, covering causal theories, systemic therapy, staging of tumors, and grading of tumors. By the end of this course, learners should be able to discuss causal theory of carcinogenesis, apply knowledge of grading and staging of tumors to oncology practice, describe the types of systemic therapy used for the treatment of cancer, and use appropriate terminology in tumor biology and cancer treatments.

Introduction to Common Anticancer Therapies: Exploring five cancers (breast, prostate, colon, and lung, as well as hematologic malignancies) and the anticancer therapies used to treat them, this course is designed for those new to oncology. Instructors present the cases and their thoughts from the perspectives of physicians, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners. 

Originally published in ASCO Connection. ©American Society of Clinical Oncology. “Check Out the Top Five Most Popular ASCO University Courses of 2018.” ASCO Connection, November 2018. All rights reserved.


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