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AONN+ 2020 Midyear Virtual Conference

FRI02 - Industry Sponsored Session Presentation by Wellstat Therapeutics

May 15, 2020 12:30pm ‐ May 15, 2020 1:30pm

Standard: $15.00


Urgent Treatment of Early-Onset Severe Toxicity of 5-FU or Capecitabine


  • Describe the incidence and burden of early-onset severe toxicity in patients receiving 5-FU and capecitabine
  • Describe mechanism of action of 5-FU and its cytotoxic metabolites as it relates to the causes of early-onset severe toxicity
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of 5-FU and capecitabine early-onset severe toxicity
  • Summarize evidence supporting emergency treatment for patients with early-onset severe toxicity and following 5-FU or capecitabine overdoses
  • Review the importance of prompt treatment of overdoses and early-onset severe toxicity
  • Educate patients, caregivers, and colleagues about the importance of recognizing and urgently treating early-onset severe toxicity of 5-FU or capecitabine


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Alice Beers, BSN, OCN, RN-BC
Oncology Nurse Navigator
MedStar Georgetown Cancer Network at Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

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