Neurotoxicity of Chemotherapy and Radiation

Description: This webinar will review the neurotoxic side effects of commonly used chemotherapy drugs and their potential impact on function in cancer patients. The course will also review the early and late neurotoxicity of radiation therapy affecting the entire nervous system from brain to peripheral nerves. The radiation fibrosis syndrome will be discussed.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the concept of cumulative neurotoxity.
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy.
  • Discuss the acute, subacute and long term effects of radiation therapy to the brain.
  • Define the radiation fibrosis syndrome.

    Instructor: Gayle Spill, MD, Attending Physician, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists

    Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

    Continuing Education Credits

    Physical Therapy 

    This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved for 1 contact hour.

    Occupational Therapy 

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process

    Speech-Language Pathology

    This course is offered for  0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).


    Financial – Receives salary from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

    Non-Financial – No relevant non-financial relationship exists

    Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

    • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome
    • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

    Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


    Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapists OTA and PTA Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists