February 2014 VOL 5, NO 1

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Tools and Resources

Patient Resources from Merck & Co., Inc.

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Part 5 of a 5-part series of resources available from various
pharmaceutical companies

Merck & Co., Inc. provides a wealth of educational information and practical resources for cancer patients that you may wish to inform them about. Below is a list of these resources and programs:

  • Eating Well Through Chemo Cookbook
  • Chemo Companion
  • “Overcoming Fatigue” brochure

The Merck Academy, a special division within this company, also provides educational programs on topics listed below, presented from an oncology perspective:

  • Adherence to Prescription Medications
  • Applying Evidence-Based Medicine to Clinical Practice
  • Associated Versus Causation/Observational and Interventional Designs
  • Critical Application of Biomarkers in Drug Development
  • Bringing Medications from Bench to Bedside: Myths and Realities
  • Overview of Vaccines
  • Preclinical Drug Discovery and Development
  • Principles of Clinical Trials
  • Safety and Pharmacovigilance
  • Understanding Absolute Risk, Relative Risk, and Number Needed to Treat in Research and Practice
  • Understanding Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Understanding Statistical Versus Clinical Significance

To learn more about these topics and how to access them, go to:

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