Blood Cancers: The Role of the Community Clinician

Durham, NC US
November 7, 2014

With the majority of blood cancer patients being treated in community settings, the need for ongoing education about testing, monitoring, treatment strategies, side-effect management and survivorship remains significant for community healthcare professionals. This is particularly relevant to primary care physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who have not received specialized training on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of blood cancer patients. Due to this issue many patients are misdiagnosed early on and are not referred to a hematologist oncologist for weeks or months; therefore resulting in delayed treatment and lack of information on survivorship.


Setting up your Profile

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Please follow the steps below:

  • Create your profile and establish an ID/password on the Duke Website. This link will open in a separate browser window.  Note that fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required. For further instructions and reference use the quick reference card.
  • Duke will send a confirmation notice to your email address. Open this email message and click on the link in the email to confirm your profile set up.
  • The confirmation link will take you back to the Duke website where you will enter and confirm the password that you set up.  
  • Once you enter the password, scroll to the top of the page to see the "GREEN BANNER" that reads "The changes have been saved"
  • Keep a record of your ID/password.

Registering for a Course

  • Login to your account
  • In the upper right hand corner of the Ethos Home Page, type the name of the course, Blood Cancers: The Role of the Community Clinician, in the search bar.
  • Click on the web link which will then direct you to the course landing page. 


Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the distinct signs and symptoms associated with the most common hematologic malignancies, and make earlier diagnoses.
  • Select and interpret the appropriate initial tests when a hematologic malignancy is suspected.
  • Identify the late effects associated with treatments for hematologic malignancies.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 5.00 Attendance
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
11/07/2014 - 9:00am
Activity Ends: 
11/07/2014 - 1:30pm
The Solution Center
1101 Slater Road
Durham, NC 27703
United States

Thomas LeBlanc, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, DUMC

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 5.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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