Take the Lead: Pharmacists’ Growing Role in Managing Oral Oncologics


More cancer treatments available on an outpatient basis present greater opportunities for pharmacists in community and ambulatory care settings to take the lead in medication management. In addition to educating patients on appropriate use and adverse effects of treatment, pharmacists must support adherence so patients get the most benefit from these new therapies. Come hear two oncology experts describe how pharmacists can improve adherence and patient outcomes with oral oncologic medication therapy.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss tips for proper storage, handling, and disposal of oral oncologics.
  2. Recognize unique adverse effects associated with oral oncologics and assess and select appropriate management strategies.
  3. Identify appropriate patient and provider resources for adverse effect management.
  4. Describe challenges associated with managing oral oncologics, including adherence and persistence, managing multiple medications, potential drug interactions, and laboratory and toxicity monitoring.
Ashley Glode, PHARMD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Megan May, PharmD
Clinical Oncology Pharmacy Specialist
Baptist Health Lexington
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: Specialty Pharmacy, Clinical Patient Care and Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Sunday, March 18
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Music City Center - Room 103C
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-057-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.15
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