Oncology Pharmacy News

This position statement, developed by the ISOPP Biosimilars Taskforce, aims to provide the global oncology pharmacy community with guidance to support decisions around biosimilar use.

 

Everyone knows this meeting is the largest oncology meeting in the world. A lot of investigators and clinicians participated and discussed the latest findings in cancer research. This report summarizes my perspective as a pharmacist who participated in this conference.

 

The Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) is located in a town known as Shika along Zaria-Sokoto road in Zaria, Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State, North West Nigeria.

 

This past April, the 24th annual conference of the Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (CAPhO) was convened on Canada’s east coast in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 04:00 PTD (Click here to find your local time).

Presented by Carole Chambers (Alberta Health Services, Canada), Michael Cohen (ISMP, USA) and Peter Gilbar (Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service, Australia) 

 

The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) held its annual meeting at San Francisco this year. The conference covers a wide spectrum of problems experienced by cancer patients that may be related to their cancer and/or treatment, which is well-attended by multiple disciplines ranging from medical oncologists to pharmacists. 

 

By Carole Chambers, Alberta Health Services Cancer Care, on behalf of David U and Michael Cohen

 

Thomas (Tom) Connor, PhD recently retired from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) after almost 20 years working as a researcher on topics related to occupational exposure to hazardous drugs.  

 

From March 21 to March 22, 2019, the fourth Oncology Pharmacy Board Review organized by Asia Pacific Oncology Pharmacy Society (APOPS) in Thailand was a national congress that took place in Udontani, Northeastern part of Thailand.  This two-day review course is held annually in March according to the domains and knowledge statements outlined by BPS for the examination.