Practice Resources

Chemotherapy Stability and Compatibility
BCCA Chemotherapy Preparation and Stability Chart The chart provides the basic information on preparation and stability of parenteral antineoplastic drugs on the current purchasing contract of the BC Cancer Agency
Clinical Guidelines for Cancer Care, Symptoms and Complication Management
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Guidelines, Tools and Resources ASCO develops and publishes clinical practice guidelines, provisional clinical opinions (PCOs), and guideline endorsements, providing evidence-based recommendations to serve as a guide for doctors and outline appropriate methods of treatment and care.
C17 Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Practice Guidelines Developed or endorsed by C17
Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Practice Guidelines Antimicrobial Agent Use, Infections by Organ System, Infections by Organism
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clincial Practice Guidelines in Oncology 5 guidelines are available
Symptom and Side Effect Management Resource Guide From the BC Cancer Agency
Laboratory Test Information
Genetic Tests for Targeted Cancer Therapy From Lab Tests Online
Oncology Pharmacy Practice Resources and Learning Modules
CAPhO Oncology Basics Free for CAPhO members and available for purchase by non-members; Accredited by CCCEP for 5 CEU credits
ONTarget Resource Guide: Common Side Effects of Targeted Therapy ONTarget is designed to help you confidently assess and manage the common side effects that targeted cancer therapies may induce in patients with cancer.
BC Cancer Agency Oncology Pharmacy Education Program The BC Cancer Agency Oncology Pharmacy Education Program is a self-directed, online continuing professional education program.
Online Oncology Textbooks
Cancer Network, Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach Medical, Surgical, & Radiation Oncology
Other Cancer Care Organizations
Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists (CAMO) CAMO will contribute to cancer control, through research, education, and clinical practice in prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, palliative care and rehabilitation.
Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO) CANO is a national organization with a mission to advance oncology nursing excellence through practice, education, research, and leadership for the benefit of all Canadians, and a vision of being an international nursing leader in cancer control.
Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) CAPO is an organization of professionals, clinicians, researchers, educators, and others dedicated to the understanding, treatment and study of the social, psychological, emotional, spiritual and quality-of-life aspects of cancer.
Canadian Cancer Society The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) HOPA is an active and engaged organization that provides crucial education, networking, cutting edge resources and advancement opportunities to our members.
International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP) ISOPP connects Oncology Pharmacy experts from around the world to leading edge oncology knowledge, best practices and essential networks.
National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health
Other Educational Webinars
Prostate Tumour Team Exchange Program (PROTTEX) Janssen's online training program: PROTTEX with a focus on pharmacist
Providers of Online Oncology Continuing Education Opportunities
Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology (CAPhO) Educational Offerings CAPhO's Education Tab on the website lists all our educational offerings
Cancer Network Home of the journal ONCOLOGY
CAPhO Conference presentations View past CAPhO Conference presentations with audio and PowerPoint slides
Clinical Care Options – Oncology Online education provider
National Comprehensive Cancer Network Continuing Education Online education courses
Oncology Education Improving patient care through education
Projects In Knowledge – Oncology Educational initiatives in Oncology
de Souza Institute Quality continuing education for health care professionals
Provincial Cancer Care Providers – Health Professional Information
Alberta Health Services Cancer Guidelines - Information for Health Professionals The recommendations contained in these guidelines are a consensus of the relevant Provincial Tumour Team synthesis of currently accepted approaches to treatment, supportive care and follow up, which have been derived from a review of relevant scientific literature.
Cancer Care Manitoba - Information for Health Care Professionals As physicians and health care professionals, you want to provide the best care possible to your patients facing cancer. At CancerCare Manitoba, we want to support you in this important work.
Cancer Care Nova Scotia's Excellence in Cancer Care - Oncology Education for Health Professionals Cancer Care Nova Scotia developed Excellence in Cancer Care: Oncology Education for Health Professionals, a suite of continuing education and competency-based programs to meet their growing need for continued knowledge and skills development.
Cancer Care Ontario As the Ontario government’s advisor on the cancer and renal systems, as well as on access to care for key health services, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) drives continuous improvement in disease prevention and screening, the delivery of care and the patient experience for chronic diseases.
Safety and Standards of Practice
ASHP Guidelines on Handling Hazardous Drugs Developed by the ASHP Council on Professional Affairs and approved by the ASHP Board of Directors on January 12, 2006
ASHP Guidelines on Preventing Medication Errors with Antineoplastic Agent Developed through the ASHP Council on Professional Affairs and approved by the ASHP Board of Directors on April 19, 2002
BC Cancer Agency Pharmacy Practice Standards for Hazardous Drugs Contains aseptic and safe handling guidelines for cancer medications
Institute for the Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada ) ISMP Canada is an independent national not-for-profit organization committed to the advancement of medication safety in all healthcare settings.
Safer Healthcare Now From the Canadian Patient Safety Institute - Safer Healthcare Now! interventions are provided to raise awareness and facilitate implementation of best practices to support patient safety improvement.
CAPCA Oral Cancer Drug Therapy Safe Use and Safe Handling Guidelines This position statement describes the shared opinions of the leaders of these organizations with respect to the safe use and safe handling of oral cancer drug therapy, and options to enhance prescribing, dispensing, administration, monitoring, and education. May 2015