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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Cancer Treatments
  • Definition of Adherence: Taking Your Pills on Schedule
  • The Importance of Adherence in Managing Cancer
  • Barriers to Taking Your Pills
  • Practical Tips to Overcome These Barriers, including Family, Partners and Others
  • Computer, Tablet and Phone Reminders including Emails, Texts, and Apps
  • Planning Ahead: Lead Time in Refilling Prescriptions, Weekends, Travel and Holidays
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Adherence
  • Reminders from Your Pharmacy and Pharmacist
  • Clinical Trials on Adherence
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Michael K. Wong, MD, PhD FRCPC

Professor, Melanoma Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sharon Flynn, MS, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN

Nurse Educator, Research and Practice Development, National Institutes of Health

Guadalupe R. Palos, RN, MSW, DrPH

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

Susannah Koontz, PharmD, BCOP, FHOPA

President, Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association – HOPA, Principal of Koontz Oncology Consulting, LLC

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Brochure

You can download the brochure for this workshop(pdf)(78.7 KB)

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 18, 2018.

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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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