June 2021

Submitted by Lynne Nakashima, Senior Director, Provincial Pharmacy, BC Cancer

Due to the ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, CAPhO was forced to hold our annual national oncology conference, the CAPhO Conference virtually this year.  It was held June 4-6, 2021 and coincided with CAPhO's 25th Anniversary!


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

In this report, we published our research regarding occupational exposure to hazardous drugs.1


By Lisa Holle, PharmD, BCOP, FHOPA, FISOPP

Together, we can fight cancer anywhere. That was the motto of the 17th Annual HOPA conference held April 13-17, 2021. Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the annual meeting was held virtually for the first time, but that didn’t slow down the educational offerings or the attendance.


A position statement to describe the roles of oncology pharmacists and technicians in cancer patient care, created by ISOPP’s Credentialing, Specialization, Scope of Practice Task Force, is now published in the Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice (JOPP).