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Cancer Caregiver’s Guidebook (10 resources)
Caregivers play an important role in oncology care. The Cancer Caregiver’s Guidebook is available as a web-based digital book and a 7-chapter audiobook designed to support families and partners throughout their caregiving journey.
Cancer Caregiver's Guidebook Print Flashcard
This printable flashcard provides an overview of available Cancer Caregiver’s Guidebook offerings along with QR codes to access the web-based digital book and audiobook by chapter, as well as other informative resources.
The Cancer Caregiver's Audio Guidebook: Introduction
This introduction to The Cancer Caregiver's Audio Guidebook provides caregivers with an overview of the cancer caregiving journey, from confusion to acceptance.
The Cancer Caregiver's Audio Guidebook: Phase 1 - Confusion
Phase 1 of The Cancer Caregiver's Audio Guidebook offers resources, suggestions and exercises such as "improve the moment" to support caregiver well-being during the first phase of their journey.
The Cancer Caregiver's Audio Guidebook: Phase 2 - Realization
Phase 2 of The Cancer Caregiver's Audio Guidebook provides a "Caregiver’s Bill of Rights" and supports caregiver well-being with exercises like "looking at the glass half-full."
The Cancer Caregiver's Audio Guidebook: Phase 3 - Frustration
Phase 3 of The Cancer Caregiver's Audio Guidebook explains how frustration is part of the caregiving journey, offering suggestions, exercises and self-assessment tools to support caregiver well-being.
The Cancer Caregiver's Audio Guidebook: Phase 4 - Acknowledgement
Phase 4 of The Cancer Caregiver's Audio Guidebook offers helpful resources like a medication list, and supportive exercises such as "growing gratitude."
The Cancer Caregiver's Audio Guidebook: Phase 5 - Collapse
Phase 5 of The Cancer Caregiver's Audio Guidebook talks about "collapse" as part of the caregiving journey, with recommendations regarding local cancer caregiver support groups, as well as support for caregiver well-being.
The Cancer Caregiver's Audio Guidebook: Phase 6 - Acceptance
Phase 6 of The Cancer Caregiver's Audio Guidebook explains how acceptance is part of the caregiving journey, and recommends practical services to help with things like meals and transportation.
Drug Development (2 resources)
Learn how significant advances in medical science, drug trial designs, and the FDA's Accelerated Review Process have resulted in more oncology therapy options for physicians and cancer patients.
Health Systems Management Video: Advances in Drug Development
This video covers the drug development process and recent advances in the field.
Health Systems Management Video: Accelerated Approval Processes
This video covers the various ways that pipeline compounds can potentially gain accelerated approvals from the U.S Food and Drug Administration.
Health Care Provider Burnout (4 resources)
Both providers and patients feel the impact of physician burnout in a variety of ways. These resources help health care providers – and the institutions they work for – identify and cope with burnout, understand their risk, and develop strategies to increase resiliency and minimize burnout.
Addressing and Preventing Burnout in Your Organization
This video educates leaders on how to help prevent health care provider burnout in a medical practice or hospital.
Prevalence and Consequences of Burnout and Stress
This video explains the prevalence and potential consequences of stress and burnout in health care providers.
Recognizing and Preventing Burnout in Yourself and Others
This video illustrates symptoms of stress and burnout, and how to help prevent burnout in health care providers.
Podcast: Health Care Provider Burnout
This podcast features a conversation with Kathleen Sweeney, Director of Hematology and Transplant with Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center in Milwaukee about stress, health care provider burnout and how to address it.
Oral Oncology (19 resources)
During treatment with oral oncology medications, health care providers, patients, and their caregivers may benefit from educational and support resources specific to navigating care with oral oncology medications, which may be different from other forms of oncology treatment.
Oral Oncology Coordination of Care
In this video, Ryan J. Haumschild, PharmD, explains how to coordinate care for patients receiving oral oncolytics.
Empathetic Listening and Effective Communication: A Guide for Pharmacists
This video discusses how pharmacy staff can effectively communicate to improve oncology patient and caregiver interactions.
Podcast: Oral Oncology Adherence
This podcast features a conversation with Ryan J. Haumschild, PharmD, on oral oncology care coordination and importance of patient adherence.
Caregiver’s Role in Adherence in Oral Oncology Care Coordination
In this video, Ryan J. Haumschild, PharmD, explains the important role caregivers play in patient adherence to oral oncolytics.
Technology's Role in Coordinating Oral Oncology Care
In this video, Ryan J. Haumschild, PharmD, discusses the role of technology in coordinating oral oncology care.
Oral Oncology Medication Toolkit for Health Care Providers
This collection of tools for health care providers includes an oral oncology fact sheet, a guide for patient interactions, and flowchart for oral oncolytic care coordination within the office or hospital.
Oral Oncology Medication Toolkit for Patients and Caregivers
This collection of tools for patients and caregivers includes an oral oncology fact sheet, a question guide for discussing oral oncology treatments with providers, and a practical therapy tracker.
Understanding the Treatment Plan: Questions for Your Health Care Team
This resource provides examples of questions patients and caregivers may want to ask when meeting with their health care team, and helps them gather important information about medications.
Medication Acquisition: In-House Dispensing Pharmacy and Specialty Pharmacy
This fact sheet for HCPs provides an overview of benefits, challenges, and considerations around acquiring medications through an in-house dispensing pharmacy or specialty pharmacy.
Palliative Care (4 resources)
Palliative care is a specialized approach to medical treatment for patients with serious or life-threatening diseases. These resources can facilitate conversation between health care providers, patients and caregivers about early adoption of palliative care, and its benefits.
Considerations for Providing Palliative Care
In this video, Bridget Scullion, PharmD, talks about addressing challenges in palliative care.
Palliative Care for Patients and Caregivers
In this video, Bridget Scullion, PharmD, discusses palliative care, encouraging conversation about its integration into early care management.
Exploring the Benefits of Palliative Care
In this video, Bridget Scullion, PharmD, explains the many benefits of palliative care.
Patient Assistance (1 resource)
The single source for patient support throughout the Novartis Oncology experience.
Novartis Oncology Patient Support
A website focused on support for patients and caregivers. This site includes financial assistance options to help patients get access to the treatments they need, as well as personalized support programs, many of which offer one-on-one assistance.
Precision Oncology (23 resources)
Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, precision oncology uses biomarkers to develop treatments that fit each unique patient, targeting the aberrant molecular pathways that cause cancer growth. Health care providers and patients who want to learn more about precision oncology's evolution, dynamics, and trends will find resources here.
The Precision Oncology Annual Trend Report: Perspectives From Oncologists, Pathologists, and Payers, 8th Edition
The eighth edition of the annual report explores trends in biomarker testing and precision medicine, with perspectives from oncologists, pathologists and payers.
Episode 2: Utilizing Liquid Biopsies in the Real World
In this podcast, Dr. Patrick Pilie from MD Anderson and Lori Brisbin from Texas Oncology discuss how liquid biopsies can be used, their limitations, and how evolution of liquid biopsies might unfold.
Fundamentals and Advances of Precision Oncology Episode 1: Introduction
This introductory episode in a video series provides a basic understanding of precision medicine and precision oncology.
Fundamentals and Advances of Precision Oncology Episode 2: Biomarkers: What, When, Where, and How
This episode explains biomarker tests, describing what biomarkers are, how and when they are used, and how they are detected. A review of companion diagnostics, laboratory-developed tests, and next-generation sequencing (NGS) is also presented.
Fundamentals and Advances of Precision Oncology Episode 3: Clinical and Economic Value
This video discusses the value of precision oncology and biomarker testing, including how biomarker tests are driving treatment guidelines, the actors influencing payer coverage, next-generation sequencing (NGS), and the biomarker reimbursement process.
Addressing and Preventing Burnout in Your OrganizationFundamentals and Advances of Precision Oncology Episode 4: Regulation
This episode reviews future trends in precision oncology, including liquid biopsies, pan-tumor biomarkers, and other new initiatives.
Addressing and Preventing Burnout in Your OrganizationFundamentals and Advances of Precision Oncology Episode 5: Opportunities and Issues
This episode discusses intrapatient heterogeneity and tumor complexity, introduces liquid biopsy and their key advantages in biomarker testing, and reviews current initiatives to advance precision oncology.
Video 1: Understanding Targeted Therapies
This animated video explains precision medicine in oncology, helping patients understand targeted therapy, what cancer and mutations are, and how targeted therapy works to block cancer-causing effects.
Video 2: Understanding Biopsies
This animated video educates patients about biopsies and how they inform treatment, including a discussion of the difference between tumor and liquid biopsies.
Episode 1: Precision Oncology—The Fundamentals
This podcast features Dane Dickson, MD, discussing the importance of precision oncology, the benefits of next-generation sequencing, and more.
The Precision Oncology Annual Trend Report: Perspectives From Oncologists, Pathologists, and Payers, Seventh Edition
This report sheds light on dynamics and trends impacting stakeholder alignment on biomarker testing, tests and their respective targeted therapies, and the pathology lab's ability to perform tests in a timely manner.
The Current Landscape: Utilization of Oncology Predictive Biomarkers
This flashcard details top drivers of coverage and utilization that inform decisions about companion diagnostics and biomarkers, and reviews current oncologist utilization and payer coverage.
The Precision Oncology Annual Trend Report: Perspectives From Oncologists, Pathologists, and Payers, Sixth Edition
The sixth edition of the annual report explores trends in precision medicine, with perspectives from oncologists, pathologists, and payers.
Quality of Life (2 Resources)
Quality of life metrics can help the patient care team develop shared goals beyond symptom and disease management. The resources here provide an overview of instruments, and facilitate communication between health care providers, patients and caregivers about quality of life.
Introduction to Quality-of-Life Measures
This video explains quality of life measures and how they are used in oncology care.
Quality-of-Life Measures in Action
This video discusses how quality of life measures can affect oncology treatment.
Radioligand Therapy (5 resources)
Radioligand therapy (RLT) has emerged as a new class of precision oncology drugs over the past few years. RLT combines two elements – a targeting compound which binds to markers expressed by tumors, and a radioactive isotope. Together, these elements aim to deliver targeted radiation to the tumor and cause DNA damage in order to inhibit tumor growth and replication. These resources share best practices for developing a radioligand therapy program.
Adopting Radioligand Therapy Best Practices Introduction
This video introduces radioligand therapy to nuclear medicine physicians and administrators.
Adopting Radioligand Therapy Best Practices Planning
In this video, experts discuss the planning process to set up an RLT program, including radioactive materials licensing, collaborating with specialties, and the necessary treatment space and staffing.
Adopting Radioligand Therapy Best Practices Reimbursement and Patient Referral
This video shares best practices around RLT reimbursement and patient referrals, including the importance of precertifying, coordinating with internal resources, and engaging and educating referring physicians.
Adopting Radioligand Therapy Best Practices Tumor Boards and the Impact of COVID-19
Adopting Radioligand Therapy Best Practices Additional Considerations
Adopting Radioligand Therapy Best Practices Additional Considerations
This vignette covers the evolving RLT space and its impact on providers and patients, as well as additional considerations looking into the future of RLT.
Cuidadores de Pacientes (7 recursos)
Los cuidadores juegan un papel importante en la atención oncológica. Las herramientas y recursos aquí están diseñados para apoyar a las familias y socios durante su viaje de cuidado.
La Audioguía para Cuidadores de Pacientes con Cáncer: Introducción
Esta introducción a la Audioguía para Cuidadores de Pacientes con Cáncer les brinda a los cuidadores una perspectiva general del recorrido del cuidado contra el cáncer, desde la confusión hasta la aceptación.
La Audioguía para Cuidadores de Pacientes con Cáncer: Fase 1: Confusión
En la Fase 1 de la Audioguía para Cuidadores de Pacientes con Cáncer se ofrecen recursos, sugerencias y ejercicios como, por ejemplo: “mejorar el momento” para respaldar el bienestar del cuidador durante la primera fase de su recorrido.
La Audioguía para Cuidadores de Pacientes con Cáncer: Fase 2: Toma de conciencia
En la Fase 2 de la Audioguía para Cuidadores de Pacientes con Cáncer se brinda la “Declaración de derechos del cuidador” y se respalda el bienestar del cuidador con ejercicios tales como “miremos el vaso medio lleno”.
La Audioguía para Cuidadores de Pacientes con Cáncer: Fase 3: Frustración
En la Fase 3 de la Audioguía para Cuidadores de Pacientes con Cáncer se explica cómo la frustración forma parte del recorrido de cuidado, ofrece sugerencias, ejercicios y herramientas de autoevaluación para respaldar el bienestar del cuidador.
La Audioguía para Cuidadores de Pacientes con Cáncer: Fase 4: Reconocimiento
En la Fase 4 de la Audioguía para Cuidadores de Pacientes con Cáncer se ofrecen recursos útiles como una lista de medicamentos y ejercicios de apoyo como “gratitud creciente”.
La Audioguía para Cuidadores de Pacientes con Cáncer: Fase 5: Colapso
En la Fase 5 de la Audioguía para Cuidadores de Pacientes con Cáncer se habla del colapso como parte del recorrido de cuidado, con recomendaciones como grupos de apoyo locales para cuidadores de pacientes con cáncer, a fin de respaldar el bienestar del cuidador.
La Audioguía para Cuidadores de Pacientes con Cáncer: Fase 6: Aceptación
En la Fase 6 de la Audioguía para Cuidadores de Pacientes con Cáncer se explica cómo la aceptación forma parte del recorrido de cuidado y se recomiendan servicios prácticos para ayudar con cosas como comidas y transporte.
Oncología de Precisión (3 recursos)
Los recursos aquí están diseñados para apoyar a los pacientes a comprender la medicina de precisión en oncología.
Oncología de precisión: ¿Qué son las terapias dirigidas?
Este video animado explica la medicina de precisión en oncología, y ayuda a los pacientes a entender la terapia dirigida, qué es el cáncer y las mutaciones, y cómo funciona la terapia dirigida para bloquear los efectos que causan el cáncer.
Oncología de precisión: ¿Qué son las biopsias?
Este video animado educa a los pacientes sobre las biopsias y cómo informan el tratamiento, e incluye una discusión sobre la diferencia entre la biopsia tumoral y líquida.