Topics Covered

  • Overview of Cancer Treatments
  • Definition of Adherence: Taking Your Pills on Schedule
  • Its Important Role in Managing 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
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Adherence
  • Reminders from Your Pharmacy & Pharmacist
  • Clinical Trials on Adherence
  • The Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions, Follow-Up Care & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Author, Researcher in Oncology

Lisa M. Thompson, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator Supervisor, PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Director, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

Charlotte Ference, MSW

Oncology Social Worker, Program Coordinator, CancerCare

Continuing Education Credits

(Live Only)

Social Workers: This program has been submitted to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, an approved provider through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #CS4607, for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Cancer Care, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0088. This workshop is approved for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Registered Dietitians: This program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for one Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU).

To request continuing education paperwork, please email your name, profession, and address to connect@cancercare.org after the program. All paperwork for continuing education credit must be requested, completed, and submitted within two weeks of the live program.

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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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