Geriatric Oncology Review
We have based the selection of topics for our program on the list of medical conditions published in the Candidate Handbook of the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy Disease State List (http://www.ccgp.org/sites/default/files/CCGP_ContentOutline2014.pdf). Completion of all of our lessons will provide a strong foundation for preparation to challenge the CGP exam.
However, you should also visit the CCGP "Candidate Page” at http://www.ccgp.org/candidate to download the candidate handbook and review all of the details and requirements of the exam. The page also tells you how to register for the exam when you are ready.
Cancer treatments need to be individualized, and this is especially true when deciding on therapy for individuals who may have a number of comorbid illnesses and/or medical conditions. The more common types of cancers that affect older adults are reviewed in this program, including breast and prostate cancer, leukemia and skin cancers.
This two-module lesson provides pathophysiology, screening, staging and treatment strategies for breast cancer and prostate cancer (Module 1) as well as leukemias and skin cancers (Module 2).
Disclosures: The author and program faculty have no conflicts of interest to disclose.