Members of Texas Oncology1, an independent, physician-led practice, were recently introduced to Oral Chemotherapy Education (OCE). OCE was conceived by the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc. (NCODA)2 as a resource to provide information about oral chemotherapy drugs and their side effects to both cancer patients and caregivers.
OCE sheets are written with the needs of cancer patients in mind. To develop uniform and effective teaching tools, NCODA created the first-ever collaboration with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), and the Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) to produce co-branded Oral Chemotherapy Education. NCODA members and stakeholders from Texas Oncology (pictured below) were able to get a first-hand look at OCE sheets during a recent meeting.