Oncology & Hemotology


Management of Common Chemotherapy Complications for the Family Physician

Friday, November 24
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Family Physicians are increasingly involved in the care of their patients with cancer, both during and after treatment, or on an ongoing palliative basis. Unfortunately, there is limited education for family physicians around oncology basics, specifically with respect to short and long term side effects of treatment. This talk will explore the management of acute side effects of chemotherapy, such as nausea, vomiting and febrile neutropenia; as well as some of the lesser known side effects of the newer biologic agents. Long term side effects of treatment will be also explored, with an emphasis on cardiotoxicity, secondary malignancies, and ongoing side effects of hormonal therapies. This review of common chemotherapy complication is intended to increase the comfort level of family physicians caring for patients with cancer in their practice.

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Anna N. Wilkinson

GP Oncologist, TOH Cancer Centre, Family Physician TOH Academic FHT, PGY-3 Director, FP Oncology

Dr. Anna Wilkinson is a family physician with a special interest in oncology. She divides her clinical time between caring for medical oncology inpatients and academic family practice, where she is involved with residency training and teaching. She is Program Director for the PGY-3 FP oncology program through the University of Ottawa Department of Family Medicine. Special interests include knowledge translation of oncology to family medicine; she has most recently developed an oncology teaching curriculum, which she delivers to family medicine residents at the University of Ottawa. She also sits on the Cancer Care Focused Practice Committee with the CFPC.


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