Transforming pharmacy practice for improved care and management of cancer

4 October 2022

Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, accounting for 9.6 million deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Pharmacists have a role to play in ensuring the prevention, in supporting patients to undergo frequent screening or even collaborate in screening campaigns for certain types of cancer, in managing oncological medication for optimal outcomes, in supporting self-care and the management of symptoms that some treatments might cause and in providing emotional support. FIP has developed a new handbook to support pharmacists and their organisations in providing a range of cancer-related services. This handbook — which will be launched at this event — also identifies the knowledge and skills that pharmacists require for the provision of such services, thus offering guidance to academic institutions and CPD providers. This handbook is part of the FIP Practice Transformation Programme on Non-Communicable Diseases.

 Learning objectives:

  1. Explore the role of pharmacists in the prevention, care and management of cancer;
  2. Identify the challenges and opportunities for pharmacists in addressing cancer;
  3. Identify the relevant knowledge and skills required for the delivery of cancer-related services.