This Continuing Education program is intended to educate mental health professionals
about cancer, its treatment, and common symptoms and side-effects. It
is sponsored by APOS, with support from
the Individual Cancer Assistance Network (ICAN), a philanthropic program of
the Bristol Myers-Squibb Company designed to build community-based cancer counseling
capacity to serve patients and their families. The program has been developed through a generous educational grant from the Bristol Myers-Squibb Company.
The objectives of this program are for participants to be able to:
describe the etiology and incidence of cancer;
examine treatment strategies for most common forms of cancer; and
appreciate the incidence and management of common symptoms associated with cancer.