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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Cancer Treatments
  • Definition of Adherence: Taking Your Pills on Schedule
  • Its Importance in Treating Cancer
  • Barriers to Taking Your Pills
  • Practical Tips to Overcome These Barriers, including Family, Partners & Others
  • Computer, Tablet & Phone Reminders including Emails, Texts, & Apps
  • Planning Ahead: Lead Time in Refilling Prescriptions, Weekends, Travel & Holidays
  • Talking with Your Health Care Team about Adherence and the Challenges You are Experiencing
  • Reminders from Your Pharmacy & 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

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

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

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

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 03, 2019.

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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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