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For the past six weeks, I have had the pleasure of interning in the BC Cancer Provincial Pharmacy department where I have gained valuable insight into the field of oncology pharmacy practice and have had many learning opportunities during my short internship. There are the three key lessons that I have learned:

The importance of interprofessional collaboration As a student you often hear about the importance of interprofessional collaboration. I truly was able to appreciate it when I had the...Read more

The BC Cancer Pharmacy Education Program is a self-directed, online continuing professional education program that was developed by BC Cancer pharmacists to incorporate the unique perspective of oncology pharmacy practice in British Columbia. The main priority of the program is to create modules for the development of core practice skills, which are suitable to learners who are new to oncology or who want to refresh their knowledge.Read more

Phase 2 of the Drug Interactions Program will test your skills! In these Cases, there are 4 ‘paths’ provided as options – you are expected to choose the path you think best manages the interaction based on your clinical reasoning.Read more

Oncology pharmacy practice is changing at a rapid pace. Each year numerous cancer fighting drugs are approved for use in Canada. Health Canada reviews the nomenclature of new drug submissions by analyzing many factors including visual perception, auditory perception, short-term memory recall and psycholinguistic analysis. Despite these efforts, errors relating to look-alike sound-alike (LASA) drugs continue to occur in practice, and some of these errors have very serious consequences. Safety Strategies for Look-alike and...Read more