We invite external agencies, groups and individuals to request endorsement of educational or clinical programs and materials related to cancer, cancer care or nursing. 

The following are examples of programs and materials eligible for CANO/ACIO endorsement:

  • educational seminars, workshops, conferences
  • independent study packages
  • educational videotapes or audio tapes
  • electronic media, such as CDs, DVDs, podcasts, and educational web site
  • textbooks
  • patient or public education materials
  • oncology courses at community college, university, etc.
  • clinical assessment tools
  • clinical guidelines

Programs and materials developed by CANO/ACIO leaders in keeping with the mission of the Association under the guidance of the Board of Directors are normally endorsed as a Board decision and exempt from this policy.

Letters of support for research proposals being made by CANO/ACIO members to funding bodies are normally exempt from this policy. Such letters will be considered where proposed studies have direct relevance to the advancement of oncology nursing in Canada in keeping with the strategic directions set by the CANO/ACIO Board as determined by the Director at Large for Research and theCANO/ACIO President.

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Below are some of our current endorsements. 

Nursing standard: Best practices for counselling and managing adverse events in patients with bladder cancer treated with immuno-oncology agents

Increasing enthusiasm has emerged within the oncology community with the availability of immune checkpoint inhibitors. Although considered to have good tolerability relative to traditional chemotherapy, use of checkpoint inhibitors is associated with a different spectrum of toxicities, termed immune-mediated adverse events (imAEs). The integration of immuno-oncology (IO) agents into cancer care may present certain challenges. This document provides oncology nurses with knowledge and tools to identify and manage imAEs in patients with bladder cancer treated with IO agents.

English Version
French Version


EMBRACE: Role of Targeted Therapy in Metastatic Breast Cancer

EMBRACE is a brand new MBC learning program designed by an engaged and highly experienced Steering Committee of fellow oncology nurses. Understanding the targeted audience for this program are busy and expected to stay up-to-date with the latest treatment options to optimally support their patients, EMBRACE was built with flexible modules to allow for short or in-depth discussions.

The program includes an overview of MBC, clinical evidence for available treatment options, and opportunities for reflection on clinical practice, using case-based learning techniques.

English Version
French Version


Last Updated: November 15, 2018

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