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The Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (CAPhO) is the national forum for oncology pharmacists and other health care professionals interested in oncology pharmacy.

Through the annual CAPhO Conference and other initiatives, we promote the practice of oncology pharmacy in Canada. We conduct educational events, maintain professional practice standards, facilitate communication between oncology pharmacists and other interested health professionals and advocate for oncology pharmacy as an area of specialty practice.

Learn more about CAPhO through our website and our blogs (the Compass), and become a member today.

New: Oncology Fundamentals Day: October 1, 2016

Geared to new or general pharmacy practitioners with cancer patients in their practice. 


Update: Oncology Basics

Initially released in 2011, has just been updated to ensure you are receiving the most recent and relevant oncology pharmacy resources.


This past summer, I have interned in the Provincial Pharmacy department at the BC Cancer Agency . My excitement about this internship centered around two main attractions: 1) the opportunity to become involved at the forefront of oncology practice, and 2) the chance to interact and learn from leaders in the field. Upon reflecting on my time here, these are three of my takeaway points: Oncology is a unique field of practice that presents many unique challenges for pharmacists.
There are so many new oncology drugs that are being developed...Read more
Just prior to last year’s CAPhO Conference in Niagara Falls, the CAPhO Executive was approached by CAPhO member Mario De Lemos regarding ASCO’s recently published antiemetic guideline update. Mario very astutely noted that oncology pharmacists were excluded from the targeted audience. As part of ongoing efforts in advocacy, CAPhO President Mark Pasetka and Past-President Jennifer Jupp drafted a Letter to the Editor to the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Continuing...Read more