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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Cancer Treatments, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Definition of Adherence: Taking Your Pills on Schedule
  • Its Important Role in Managing Cancer, in the Context of COVID-19
  • 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, Weekend, Special Occasions and Holidays
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Adherence
  • Reminders from Your Pharmacy and Pharmacist
  • Clinical Trials on Adherence, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Telehealth & Telemedicine Appointments
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & List of Questions
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Michael K. Wong, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Professor, Cutaneous Cancers, Medical Oncology, Executive Director, Integration and Program Development, Cancer Network, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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

Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Research and Translational Science, Clinical Center Nursing Department, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Research Center

Guadalupe R. Palos, DrPH, MSW, RN

Clinical Protocol Administration Manager, Office of Cancer Survivorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer 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 14, 2021.

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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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