Being A Caregiver: CAR T-Cell Therapy
CAR T-cell therapy is a treatment option being offered to more and more patients. Just like after transplant, a 24/7 personal caregiver – a family member or friend - is required after treatment. Learn what’s expected of caregivers for CAR T-cell recipients
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
7 pm Eastern, 6 pm Central, 5 pm Mountain, 4 pm Pacific
In this webinar you will learn:
- The timeline and what’s involved in undergoing CAR T-cell therapy
- The Caregiver role/expectations at each step
- long-term follow up and support for caregivers
Bring your questions!
The webinar is free, but advance registration is required. All you will need to participate is a computer, smartphone or another electronic device.
About the Speaker
Melanie Fyfe, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, BMTCN® is a board-certified Clinical Nurse Specialist who works as a Transition Nurse at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida where she educates, assists, and helps patients and caregivers transition through their cancer journey. She has spent the past 11 years in The Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy Department where she was one of the first nurses to administer CAR T-cell therapy during clinical trials.
Ms. Fyfe has been instrumental in creating patient and caregiver cellular immunotherapy education materials and conducting educational classes to help prepare patients and their families the ‘ins and outs’ of CAR T-cell therapy. Her passion is providing education to both patient and caregivers with the hope of increasing knowledge, providing clarity, and setting realistic expectations with the goal of decreasing stress and anxiety and improving patient outcomes.
Many thanks Kite, a Gilead Company whose support, in part, makes this webinar possible.