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Pharmacists and Older Adults with Cancer: Effective Practices

Ginah Nightingale, PharmD, BCOP
Advanced Practice Pharmacist
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

The number of elderly patients with cancer will considerably increase in the coming years, as the incidence of cancer is elevated 11-fold after the age of 65 years. Older adults present not only with pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes related to age, but also with an individual burden of comorbidities, other impairments, and social factors that might impact their potential for undergoing cancer care. Developing models of care that support older patients is critical in managing chemotherapy treatments and improving outcomes and overall quality of care. Discover how pharmacists play a key role in this equation as they can collaboratively monitor and manage side effects, empirically suggest appropriate dose adjustment(s), and help manage inappropriate polypharmacy.

This webinar is part of the Oncology Pharmacy Education Network Webinar Series. When you register for this webinar, you will receive access to all webinars in the series.
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Thank you to Merck & Co. for their financial support of the ACCC Oncology Pharmacy Education Network.