My regular readers have probably detected that I tend to have an interest in oncology-related news and products. That’s no accident – before spending 10 years working with pharma training organizations, I spent the previous decade in the radiation medicine field, working with systems to measure radiation and treat cancer.
It has been a privilege to work with some exceptional people in the field, and over the past ten years, to work on a number of oncology-related training projects (product learning systems, global assessment strategy, virtual preceptorships, launch training, an Oncology University). What makes the field so interesting are the recent remarkable advances in the field (I remember with still-felt excitement that first human trial with Glivec/Gleevec, when an amazing percentage of leukemia patients who were non-responders to other therapies experienced phenomenal results, even remission). But also, the astonishing complexity of the oncology field, which will require endless energy and ingenuity to make progress.
If you have upcoming oncology training needs, let me know…not only will I try to help out with ideas and possible solutions, but you’ll also find a sympathetic ear!