Kathryn Ciccolini Discusses the CREAM Principles to Manage Dermatologic AEs

Kathryn Ciccolini, RN, BSN, OCN, DNC, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the concept she developed to manage dermatologic adverse events for patients with cancer.

Kathryn Ciccolini, RN, BSN, OCN, DNC, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the concept she developed to manage dermatologic adverse events for patients with cancer.

Many patients who are taking anticancer therapies experience dermatologic adverse events, so Ciccolini wanted to create an interdisciplinary approach that could help manage and treat these side effects. And so, the CREAM (communication, referral, education, encouragement, assessment, management and monitoring) principles were born.