This course focuses on the pharmacotherapy and the role of the pharmacist in cancer. Examples of cancer topics covered include solid tumor malignancies such as breast cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer; and hematological malignancies such as leukemia or non-Hogkin’s lymphoma. Other topics covered include palliative therapy and supportive therapies such as management of febrile neutropenia, tumor lysis syndrome, cancer-induced nausea and vomiting, hemorrhagic cystitis, and mucositis. Emphasis will be placed on devising appropriate pharmacy care plans. These plans will include rationale for drug use, selection and dosing regimens, expected outcomes of drug therapy, key monitoring parameters, clinically important drug-drug or drug-disease interactions, counselling and compliance issues.
- Dr. Mohamed Qaddoumi, Maram Katoue: Mohamed Qaddoumi