Oncopharmacists: The Game Changers in Cancer Therapy

    Published on:April 2020
    Journal of Young Pharmacists , 2020; 12(1):15-17
    Review Article | doi:10.5530/jyp.2020.12.4
    Authors:

    Nandakumar UP, Juno J Joel*

    Department of Pharmacy Practice, NGSM Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Paneer, Nitte (Deemed to be University), Deralakatte, Mangaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.

    Abstract:

    Cancer is one of the most common cause of morbidity and mortality. Following the diagnosis of the disease, a patient has to undergo complex treatment regimen, which may result in extensive adverse effects. The physical and psychosocial distress experienced by the patients also affects their quality of life. Oncopharmacist can play a crucial role in improving pharmaceutical care for patients undergoing cancer therapy. The day-to-day care provided by the pharmacist will have a positive impact on their quality of life. As they are regarded as the specialists in the field, direct and indirect services provided by them extending from medication administration to drug safety monitoring are valued more.

    Key words: Oncopharmacists, Cost Minimization, Patient Safety, Cancer, Clinical Pharmacists.

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