Oral agents in cancer treatment: Meeting the patients' needs to ensure medication adherence
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Sultan Kav, is a Professor at Baskent University, Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Nursing in Ankara, Turkey. She received her Bachelor of Nursing, Master, and PhD degrees from Hacettepe University School of Nursing in Ankara, Turkey. She has over 25 years experiences in oncology nursing; she is an active member of national and international organizations, namely, Turkish Oncology Nursing Association (TONA), International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC), European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS), ONS, and Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC). She was served on ISNCC and EONS Board and former president of EONS. She was the principal investigator of several studies of the education of patients receiving oral cancer agents, which led to develop "The MASCC Teaching Tool for Patients Receiving Oral Agents for Cancer MASCC Oral Agents Teaching Tool (MOATT)(c)" and the MOATT (c) User Guide. She is the recipient of the 2010 ONS International Award for Contributions to Cancer Care; before this, she has received MASCC Young Investigator Award in 2004 and MASCC Best Young Investigator Award for her research study "Patient Education and Follow-up for Oral Chemotherapy Treatment in Turkey" in 2005.