The Oncologist: What keeps oncologists from addressing palliative care early on with incurable cancer patients? –an active stance seems to be key

Learning objectives 1. Discuss openly with patients issues and decisions regarding the last phases of their lives. 2. Use your own empathy as an important nonmedical factor in the decision process. Background. Sympathetic and frank communication about the terminal nature of advanced cancer is important to improve patients’ prognostic understanding and, thereby, to allow for adjustment of treatment intensity to realistic goals; however, decisions against aggressive treatments are often m...
Society For Translational Oncology

IFIs: Epidemiological Trends, Antifungal Resistance, and Why Antifungal Therapy Fails in Patients with Invasive Mold Infections

Target audience The enduring activity is intended for health care professionals, particularly physicians, clinical microbiologists, researchers, nurse, nurse practitioners and pharmacists, specializing in prevention and management of fungal infections. Learning objectives Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to: -Discuss the role of prophylaxis therapy in patients with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) -Review the emerging data on breakthrough and rel...
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Drug Interactions with Chemotherapy

Activity Description Participants in this webinar will learn the reasons for patient nonadherence to oral chemotherapy regimens, and how adherence can be improved. Faculty will review the pharmacokinetics of oral oncolytic drugs, such as methotrexate and vincristine, and will use case studies to illustrate potentially significant interactions with other drugs or foods, and how they can be prevented or managed if they occur. Strategies for educating patients about potential drug interactions...

A Comprehensive Board Review in Hematology and Medical Oncology

The course is a 6-day comprehensive review of current standards and practices in the management of patients with blood disorders and malignancy. The course is designed to enable the participant to effectively prepare for the American Board of Internal Medicine certification and recertification examinations in Hematology and Medical Oncology. Advances in clinical pharmacology, molecular genetics and risk assessment, and radiation oncology will be included. At the conclusion of this education...
MD Anderson Cancer Center

22nd Annual Update & Intensive Board Review of Internal Medicine 2016

Description & Objectives This course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the most important advances that have recently been made in internal medicine, and to help candidates prepare for the Internal Medicine Boards or the Recertification Examination. Each of the major subspecialties will be covered including cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, oncology, pulmonary disease, and rheumatology. Much of the material will ...
Columbia University, Department of Medicine

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