Brianna Hoffner Discusses Complex Immune-Related Adverse Events

Brianna Hoffner, MSN, NP, RN, discusses complex immune-related adverse events and how nurses can go about treating patients.

At the 2016 SITC Annual Meeting, Brianna Hoffner, MSN, NP, RN, from the University of Colorado Cancer Center discusses complex immune-related adverse events and the considerations that should go in to treating them.

In the example Hoffner uses, the cause of the patient’s symptoms must be parsed out, to discover which are the result of the immunotherapy agents. In this case, further diagnostic imaging provided the answer—that the patient was experiencing both pneumonitis and colitis concurrently.