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Topics Covered

  • Managing Cancer in the Oncology Setting
  • Our Evolving Understanding of Adherence
  • Its Key Role in Managing Cancer and Treatment Side Effects
  • Research on Adherence and Clinical Trials
  • Psychosocial Barriers to Adherence
  • Clinical Interventions to Overcome These Barriers
  • Teaching Patients and Caregivers to Plan Ahead for Prescription Refills, Travel, Weekends, Holidays and Special Occasions
  • Recommended Methods to Talk to Patients and Caregivers about Adherence

Our Panel of Experts

Mark G. Kris, MD

Thoracic Oncology Service, The William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Kathryn J. Ruddy, MD, MPH

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Medical Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Guadalupe R. Palos, RN, MSW, DrPH

Clinical Research Manager, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Division of Medical Affairs, Department of Cancer Survivorship

Patricia Spicer, MSW

Program Coordinator, CancerCare

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on September 21, 2011.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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