Your Pharmacy Practice; Our Cancer Expertise
Contemporary cancer care is rapidly evolving. Are you ready?
You are mid-way through a busy but highly rewarding shift and a new prescription is brought to your attention. It is for a take home cancer drug; a name you have never seen before but you are instantly conscious that it is new, targeted, and expensive. Most pharmacists would find an unknown treatment to be overwhelming.
Pharmacists provide timely and accurate information and are among the most accessible and valued frontline healthcare providers in our communities. Already experts in a growing list of medication therapies, frontline pharmacists are increasingly involved in the dispensing, education, and support for patients using take-home cancer drugs and supportive care cancer medications.
As contemporary cancer care becomes more complex, pharmacists are tasked with staying clinically informed about rapidly emerging cancer therapies including the additional areas of therapeutic genetic and molecular testing, novel drug access pathways, treatment toxicity assessment, and drug specific monitoring and documentation requirements. Pharmacists may feel less and less familiar with new treatments yet remain professionally and legally obligated to provide safe and effective care in a busy frontline setting.
As a pharmacist, ask yourself:
- How can I be expected to remain proficient in such a specialized and fast-paced therapeutic area as oncology and hematology?
- How can I ensure my patients are safe?
- Where do I turn if I have questions or need professional guidance to help the patient in front of me?
What if you had access to an oncology pharmacist in the community. Our profession has accessible and specialized pharmacist experts in diabetes care, geriatric care, women’s health, family and travel health, and now cancer care.
The Extend Cancer Pharmacy Network
Real-time, collaborative access to oncology expertise for frontline pharmacists
The Extend Cancer Pharmacy Network offers a range of flexible cancer-focused services designed to collaboratively support frontline pharmacists in real-time with their provision of care to their patients with cancer in the community.
Whether you need an immediate answer from our oncology drug information specialist, wish to refer your patient for Extended Cancer Care, or would like to schedule a collaborative virtual consultation session, we are here to support you in whatever ways are most helpful for your practice when it comes to providing safe, patient-centered, expert care to the lives in your community impacted by cancer.
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