Pediatric cancer patients are asked to do a lot. They are asked to come back and forth from the hospital, on time, often many times per week. They’re asked to take multiple medications, often with doses changing regularly. In pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, failure to take daily chemotherapy medications as directed even once per month can lead to increased risk of relapse. This interactive round table discussion will aim to discuss factors that lead to poor patient and family compliance and discuss strategies to improve compliance and subsequent outcomes.
Diana Masse, BScN,
Nurse Case Manager,
Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre
Diana Masse is Nurse Case Manager with the Pediatric Oncology Program at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. She graduated nursing from Western University in 2007, and began her career working in inpatient pediatrics. She received APHON certification in 2009. Diana transitioned into her current nurse case manager role in 2014, and her career has since been focused solely on caring for children with cancer and their families. She has previously served on the steering committee of the POGO Symposium.