TITLE

Targeted therapy for lung cancer: Implications for pharmacy practice

PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;12/15/2003, Vol. 60 Issue 24, pS22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an overview of the continuing education (CE) program on the topic "Targeted therapy for lung cancer: Implications for pharmacy practice." Learning objectives of the course include summary of targeted therapies of lung cancer, description of efficacy, safety and symptom improvement using epidermal growth factor receptor, and explains pharmacy practice issues with targeted therapy in lung cancer. The article also presents a set of self-assessment questions, which can be attempted after the completion of the program. The CE test for this supplement can only be taken online through American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' CE Testing Center.
ACCESSION #
11611926

 

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