AIDS Related Cancers (by )

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This is an intermediate level course which assumes the reader's previous familiarity with B- and T-lymphocytes, pathologic descriptive and diagnostic terminology, serologic titers, and mono- and polyclonality of antibodies. Presented in this course are descriptions of AIDS-Related and AIDS-Defining cancers, discussion of risk reduction, diagnostic tools, prognostic factors, and specific treatment modalities for each. The Ann Arbor Staging System is also introduced.
This course meets the requirements for 1 hour of AIDS/HIV CE for the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

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  • define and identify AIDS-Defining cancers.
  • describe methods available for HIV infected patients to reduce their risks of developing an AIDS related cancer.
  • define and describe Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) and its impact on HIV infected patients, their quality of life, and their prognosis.
  • define the risk groups for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • recognize common extranodal sites in advanced stage lymphoma, and identify their notation designations.
  • understand basic cancer staging using the Ann Arbor Staging System.
  • identify factors related to overall survival (OS) in patients with AIDS related cancers, and how prognosis is determined.
  • understand the complications involved in treating various types of AIDS related cancers, and identify specific treatment modalities.
  • identify the role of certain viruses in the development of AIDS related cancers.
  • describe various diagnostic tools used to differentiate certain AIDS related cancers from other forms of disease.

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Course Outline

  • HIV Infection and Cancer Risk
      • HIV Infection and Cancer Risk
      • HIV Infection and Cancer Risk
      • 1. Kaposi sarcoma
      • 2. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)
      • 3. Cervical Cancer
      • People infected with HIV are at higher risk of several other malignancies.
      • Hodgkin lymphoma
      • Other higher risk malignancies for HIV patients
      • More on the risk of these cancers
    • Highly Active Antiretroviral therapy (HAART)
      • HAART
      • Topic References
  • AIDS Defining Cancer: Kaposi Sarcoma
      • Kaposi sarcoma (KS)
      • Classic Kaposi Sarcoma
      • African Kaposi Sarcoma
      • Immunosuppressive Treatment–Related Kaposi Sarcoma
    • Epidemic Kaposi Sarcoma
      • Epidemic Kaposi Sarcoma
      • Early epidemic
      • Disseminated KS
      • Nonepidemic Gay-Related Kaposi Sarcoma
      • Topic References
  • AIDS-Defining Cancer: AIDS-Related Lymphomas
    • AIDS-Related Lymphomas
      • AIDS-Related Lymphomas
      • Extranodal presentation
      • Studies
    • Categories of HIV-associated lymphomas
      • Categories
      • 1. Aggressive B-Cell Lymphoma
      • 2. Primary effusion lymphoma
      • 3. Plasmablastic multicentric Castleman disease
      • 4. HIV-associated Hodgkin lymphoma
      • Topic References
  • 5. AIDS-Related Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (PCNSL)
      • 5. AIDS-Related Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (PCNSL)
      • PCNSL - Treatment
      • Topic References
  • Staging, Classification, and Treatment for AIDS-Related Lymphoma
      • Staging Sub-classification System
      • Notation for Identification of Sites
      • Treatment Option Overview for AIDS-Related Lymphoma
      • Topic References
  • AIDS-Related Peripheral / Systemic Lymphoma
      • AIDS-Related Peripheral / Systemic Lymphoma
      • Studies
      • Studies
      • Studies
      • Topic References
  • AIDS Defining Cancer: Cervical Cancer
      • AIDS Defining Cancer: Cervical Cancer
      • Avoidance of Human Papillomavirus Infection
      • Screening via Gynecologic Examinations and Cytologic Screening
      • Topic References

Additional Information

CE Credits: 2.00
ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Course #301-501-16
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Science, Course #20-442458
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Category: Histology / Anatomic Pathology (1 credit), and HIV/AIDS (1 credit)
Exam: Directly follows course material
16 questions out of a pool of 18
70% correct to receive credit(s)

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AIDS Related Cancers

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