Rashida Muhammad Umar

Rashida Muhammad Umar

Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey

Title: Comprehensive medication management in Oncology patients


Rashida Muhammad Umar is an assistant professor at Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul. She earned her first degree in pharmacy from Hacettepe University Ankara in 2011 and her PhD in clinical pharmacy from Marmara University Istanbul in 2017. She is a dedicated lecturer focused on the improvement of pharmacy education and the application of clinical pharmacy in the health care system.



Cancer is one of the leading causes of death globally with increasing prevalence.  Treatment in cancer patients is complicated as it obliges the use of drugs with narrow therapeutic window and high toxicity to treat cancer, in addition to supportive care medications to treat disease-related and therapy complications and also comorbidities. As such cancer patients are prone to drug-related problems. Comprehensive medication management (CMM) is defined by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy as “the standard of care that ensures each patient's medication (including non-prescription drugs, traditional and alternative therapies and supplements) are individually assessed to determine that each medication is appropriate for the patient, effective for the medical condition, safe given to comorbidities and other medications are taken, and able to be taken by the patient as intended”.