E-learning sites recommended by EONS
E-Learning is an option for nurses to stay up-to-date with the increasingly complex world of oncology. An option to get this information is with on-line learning courses or lectures. These e-learning activities have been reviewed and are recommended by the EONS Education working group. All e-learning sites listed below are in English, easily accessible, free of charge and targeted at health care professionals. If you use any of the resources below; please send feedback regarding usefulness & quality to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your information will be shared with the Education WG chairs.
This list is updated every year. It was last updated in November 2015.
ecancer - the leading oncology channel
The latest oncology news, opinion, videos, e-learning and research papers from the open access journal ecancermedicalscience
You can also find the specific ecancer symposium, “New optimism for advanced breast cancer patients failing antiestrogens” at this link:
ECCO (European Cancer Organisation)
Free e-learning for all oncology professionals. Cover a variety of topics and have been developed in partnership with leading organisations and individuals.
Cancer Nursing- peer-review journal (USA)
Covers several issues related to clinical cancer nursing. Free for nurses.
National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) Understanding Cancer E-learning Introduction (UK)
This program is aimed primarily at MDT coordinators and cancer registration staff. It covers an easy to understand overview of how cancer services are organised in the NHS (UK) as well as information about diagnosis, treatments and cancers by tumour site
The Institute of Clinical Research (UK)
Offers training covering all aspects of clinical research
the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) e-learning hub (UK)
Understanding Cancer e-learning modules and also archived material from the East Midlands Cancer Network on cancer / End of life e-learning and evaluation toolkit.
Macmillan Cancer Support (UK)
Provides free and easy access to a wide variety of learning resources, online courses and professional development tools
Royal College of General Practitioners (UK)
Cancer Education Hub. Courses on cancer screening, early diagnosis of cancer, survivorship etc.
The Institute of Cancer Research (UK)
E-learning resources that allow students and healthcare professionals to fit their formal education around their experiments and clinical commitments. Award-winning resources on cancer symptom management to help health care professionals to develop best practice in treatment and palliative care.
The National Comprehensive Cancer network (USA)
A range of free webinars for different groups of health care professionals
Medscape (medical journal)
Offers health professionals medical information and educational tools. Original, professional medical content, including review articles, journal commentary, expert columns, patient education articles and book reviews
Offers continuous education of professionals from across the oncology community. Independent information resource comprising review articles, practice guidelines and case reports contributed by opinion leaders from a range of oncology-related disciplines.
International Association for the study of lung cancer
Monthly, free webinars with different cancer related topic.
Future Learn (Open University, UK)
Connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators, and with each other. Offers a diverse selection of free courses. Courses are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop. Not specific to health care or cancer.
The Centre for Adolescent Health (Australia)
Offers courses on adolescents and young adults and cancer.
American Cancer Society
Offers a range of free education activities to earn continuing medical education credit or continuing nursing education contact hours. Easy access after creating an account on Wiley Health Learning.