December 2020

Rina Mutiara, Pharmacy Department, dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia

 The Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (CMH) is the principal teaching and referral hospital in Indonesia. It has more than 1000 bed hospital located in central Jakarta. Each day many patients attend CMH from Jakarta and other regions of Indonesia. As the main referral hospital in Indonesia, CMH can provide a role model for the practice of oncology in Indonesia. The hospital has 45 pharmacists. We only have 2 oncology pharmacists that give oncology service for inpatient and outpatient including pediatric and adult patients. The oncology pharmacy should be provided with sufficient staffing to run the service. Pharmacy department has the commitment to ”Help, give the best”.


By Hisanaga Nomura, Deputy Manager, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, Japan

Every year, the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress is held in autumn. This year, it was held virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The registration was free, and I was able to participate in the ESMO Congress held in Japan without paying high travel expenses and taking time off from work. I found an interesting presentation at the ESMO Congress to introduce you to. Furthermore, I would like to introduce our approach in Japan in this regard


By Alex Chan, ISOPP Past President, United States

The Egyptian Foundation of Clinical Pharmacy (EFCP), which is a member organization of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), organized a webinar to celebrate the World Pharmacists Week on September 29, 2020.