Oral Oncolytics Collaborative - Adherence Workshop on December 5, 2014!
MOQC’s third collaborative session focusing on improving care for patients on oral oncolytics drew over 50 pharmacists, physicians, and nurses from around the state. In addition to a patient panel where participants heard firsthand about the challenges of taking oral onolytics, participants learned about self management and medication adherence strategies for this vulnerable population.
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50 participants attended the Oral Oncolytics Adherence Workshop on December 5, 2014

MOQC/MCC Tobacco Cessation Patient Education Video
MOQC and MCC have collaborated to develop a video to educate cancer patients on why it matters for them to quit using tobacco and to inform them of resources available to help them quit, including the Michigan Tobacco Quitline which offers free coaching services and Nicotine Replacement Therapy for cancer patients. We would like to extend a special thank you to Lacks Cancer Center and Dr. Bruce Shabahang for participating in this video project!

Advance Care Planning Collaborative
Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a dynamic process that includes a range of elements that may vary depending on individual patient and family needs. At a minimum, ACP includes: clarifying patients’ understanding of their illness and treatment options; understanding patients’ values, beliefs, and goals of care; identifying patients’ wishes; and identifying a substitute decision maker.
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Participants at the Advance Care Planning Collaborative Meeting #3 on September 12, 2014

Tobacco Cessation Project: Apply Now!
UPDATE: The Michigan Tobacco Quitline has renewed the free program for cancer patients in Michigan through August 2015! The program includes coaching services and Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

MOQC in partnership with Michigan Cancer Consortium is sponsoring an initiative to change clinical culture and practice patterns to ensure that every patient being treated for cancer who uses tobacco is identified, advised to quit, and offered scientifically sound treatments. 19 sites are currently participating, and we are now seeking additional participants. A two hour training session is all that is required for your site to get started.
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Teams sharing best practices at the Tobacco Cessation Collaborative Meeting #3