Caring for the Older Adult with Cancer

One of the greatest risk factors for developing cancer is aging. Approximately 60% of cancers in the US occur in people age 65 and older. As the US population ages and lives longer, the incidence of new cancer cases in older adults is expected to rise. Nurses need to be cognizant of the significant issues and implications related to the care of the growing population of older adults with cancer.

The goal of this program is to provide baseline clinical knowledge of the geriatric patient and their unique response to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.


This course is appropriate for nurses and other healthcare professionals who desire to enhance their knowledge of caring for the older adult with cancer.


ONS will award 4.0 contact hours to nurses who attend this program in its entirety and complete a program evaluation.

ONS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ONS is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California State Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 2850.

This program is funded through a grant from the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and New York University

Additional Information

See brochure for additional program details.

Date & Time(s)


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065


Josephine Nappi, MA, RN
Director, Professional Development/Education
212-639-6884 (Phone)
212-717-3451 (Fax)

Registration Details

Registration for this progrm is only available through mail. Please download the registration form. Pre-registration is required. Confirmation of registration including location and time of program will be made upon receipt of registration. Make check payable to Memorial Hospital, Department of Nursing.

A $50 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds. No refund after April 2, 2012.