Researchers & Healthcare Professionals

Primary Care Providers and Hematologists/Oncologists: Strategies for Shared Care of Patients With Hematologic Malignancies

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Date: February 23, 2011
Credit Available Until: February 23, 2012
Target Audience: Hematologists, oncologists, primary care providers, nurses, social workers, and pharmacists
Access: Virtual Lecture

Activity Purpose

The goal of this activity is to explore roles and communication touch points for primary care providers (PCPs) and hematologists/oncologists in managing patients with hematologic cancer, identify strategies and tools for optimal care, and discuss cancer survivorship recommendations.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Explore roles and communication touch points for primary care providers and hematologists/oncologists
  • Identify communication strategies and tools for optimal patient care
  • Discuss cancer survivorship recommendations for follow-up care
  • Articulate the mechanisms of exchanging information between primary care and oncology practitioners


Kevin Oeffinger, M.D.
Primary Care Physician
Adult Long-Term Follow-Up Program
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Jonathan Marsh, M.D.
Nassau Hematology/Oncology, a Subdivision of ProHealthCare
New Hyde Park, New York

Larissa Nekhlyudov, M.D.
Primary Care Physician
Assistant Professor and Director of Cancer Research
Department of Population Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Kanti R. Rai, M.D.
Division of Hematology-Oncology
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, New York
Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Hofstra University
New York, New York

Clare Karten, MS
Senior Director, Mission Education
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Margie Miller
Group Scientific Director, Oncology
Medscape, LLC

S. Frieda Pearce, Ph.D.
Scientific Director
Medscape, LLC

Nafeez Zawahir, M.D.
CME Clinical Director
Medscape, LLC

Sponsors and Supporters

This activity was sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Medscape Oncology with additional distribution by the Association of Community Cancer Centers.

last updated on Friday, December 20, 2013



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