Bringing Equity and Efficacy Together in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: A Practical Guide for the Oncology Nurse

May 10, 2022

This Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chapter initiative is targeted to oncology nurses and nurse practitioners, specifically those practicing in the southeastern United States. Strategically designed to foster an understanding of both the disease state complexity and far-reaching racial disparity intrinsic to triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), this educational session will begin with an appraisal of TNBC pathophysiology and the multifaceted etiologies of the disparate outcomes seen among African-American patients. Expert faculty will then guide attendees through a real-world exploration of antibody-drug conjugates, including structure, mechanism of action, and a dedicated focus on the effective anticipation, recognition, and mitigation of adverse events. Finally, attendees will take part in an interactive case-based discussion centered on how the oncology nurse can provision patient-centric care that is both efficacious and equitable through the incorporation of novel therapeutic approaches and the adoption of renewed perspectives.

Target Audience

Oncology Nurse Specialists, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the multifaceted etiology of the racial disparity observed in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), with a focus on both biologic and non-biologic factors, and identify tangible strategies oncology nurses can employ to promote equitable care and outcomes for all patients.
  • Review antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) structure, mechanism of action, and real-world clinical considerations, with a particular focus on toxicity management, for oncology nurses who care for TNBC patients receiving ADCs.
  • Examine completed, ongoing, and planned clinical trial data for ADCs as part of the expanding TNBC treatment calculus, including recent FDA approvals and updated guideline recommendations.
  • Using a patient case-driven approach, design evidence-based treatment plans for patients with TNBC, with an emphasis on the placement of novel therapies in the shifting TNBC treatment calculus, strategies for anticipating, recognizing, and treating adverse events, and effectively integrating socioeconomic and other non-biologic factors into equitable cancer care.

Supported through an independent educational grant from Gilead.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/10/2022 - 6:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/10/2022 - 7:00pm EDT

5 min     Welcome and Introductions/Pre-test

15 min   Delineating the Disparity in TNBC: A Renewed Outlook on an Established Problem

20 min   Demystifying Antibody-Drug Conjugates: The Role of the Oncology Nurse in the Evolving TNBC


15 min   Closing the TNBC Outcomes Chasm: Nursing Perspectives on Novel Therapeutics and Patient-

              Centered Care

5 min     Conversations with the Experts/Audience Q&A/Post-test

Virtual Live Event
Tennessee Valley ONS Chapter
6:00PM ET
United States

Elahe Salehi, DNP, ANP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Department of Breast Oncology
Director of Advanced Practice Nursing, Division of Women’s Cancers
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA


Elahe Salehi, DNP, ANP-BC, is currently working as an oncology nurse practitioner for Department of Breast Oncology. Her research focuses on improving the experience and safety of receiving cancer-directed therapies, with a focus on reducing toxicity and improving quality of life. She has designed and implemented Scalp Cooling Best Practice Guidelines and Policies at DFCI and is the Principal Investigator of DFHCC trial 21-169 (Assessing the Impact of Scalp Cooling in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer).  Elahe Salehi began her nursing career in inpatient oncology, where she developed a passion for all oncology patients. She continued her career in the ambulatory oncology settings; for the last 12 years, her focus has been providing care to breast cancer patients from initial diagnosis through end-of-life care. She was honoured by one of her young breast cancer patients by inclusion in the 2017 Salute to Nurses in The Boston Globe. She is the recipient of the 2019 Dana-Farber President’s Award for Nursing Excellence, presented by the DFCI Nursing and Patient Care Services Department. Elahe Salehi received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Ryerson University in 2002, MSN-NP Adult Oncology at the Yale School of Nursing in 2006, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at MGH Institution of Health Professions in 2019. She is board certified as a nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Jennifer A. McKenna, NP–has no relevant financial relationships to disclose in relation to the content of this activity.

Elahe Salehi, DNP, ANP-BC–has no relevant financial relationships to disclose in relation to the content of this activity.

Peer Reviewer:
Lauren Olalde, RN–is on the speakers' bureau for Trodelvy.

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Nursing (ANCC)
This activity is designated for 1.0 contact hour.

ONCC/ILNA Certification Information
The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points. OCN®, AOCNP®, CBCN®, and CPHON® nurses may apply 1.0 point in Care Continuum, Coordination of Care, Diagnosis and Staging, Nursing Practice, Oncology Nursing Practice, Psychosocial Dimensions of Care, Symptom Management, and Treatment categories. 

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Available Credit

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