SMi Source Lesson Oncology: Metastatic Breast Cancer

  • SMi Source lesson Oncology: Metastatic Breast Cancer has the following microlearning topics

  • 1. Metastatic Breast Cancer: Introduction

    2. Overview of Breast Cancer: Introduction

    3. Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

    4. Breast Cancer Subtypes and Classification

    5. Staging and Performance Status

    6. Breast Cancer Subtypes Based on Hormone Receptor Status

    7. Classification Based on Gene Expression

    8. Metastatic Breast Cancer: Common Sites and Progression

    9. Symptomatology and Diagnosis of Metastatic Breast Cancer

    10. Knowledge Check: Commonality of Metastatic Breast Cancer

    11. Knowledge Check: Site of Breast Cancer Metastasis

    12. Knowledge Check: Risk Factors of Breast Cancer

    13. Knowledge Check: Prognostic Factor for Metastatic Breast Cancer

    14. Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer: Introduction

    15. Overview of Systemic Treatment Options for Metastatic Breast Cancer

    16. Treatment Recommendations

    17. Palliative Care

    18. Targeted Agents Currently Under Development

    19. Knowledge Check: Palliative Care

    20. Knowledge Check: Hormone Therapeutic Agents

    21. Knowledge Check: Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

    22. Knowledge Check: Targeted Therapies

  • Lesson Oncology: Metastatic Breast Cancer teaches these concepts

  • Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Metastatic Breast Cancer: Introduction

  • Lesson Oncology: Metastatic Breast Cancer addresses these key points

  • Introduction

    Adapted from the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

    • Although currently considered incurable, a number of treatment options exist that may prolong survival
    • The type of treatment used is dependent upon the location of the metastatic disease, and may include:
      • Surgery
      • Radiation
      • Chemotherapy
      • Targeted therapy
      • Hormonal therapy
      • Combination
    • Treatment is influenced by a number of factors, including:
      • Prior therapies
      • Patient performance status
      • Tumor phenotype
      • Pre- or post-menopausal status
      • Therapeutic resistance
      • Availability of clinical trials

    In this module, we will review:

    • Epidemiology and risk factors for breast cancer
    • Breast cancer subtypes and classification
    • Differences between early breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer
    • Symptoms of breast cancer and how it is diagnosed
    • Treatment recommendations
    • Targeted agents that are currently being developed