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Kathy Gesy is well known within CAPhO and is the CSHP (Saskatchewan Branch) recipient of the Pharmacist of the Year Award presented on Oct 21, 2016 in Regina, SK. Kathy graduated from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Saskatchewan in 1978 with Great Distinction. After completing a hospital pharmacy residency at University Hospital, she worked as a research coordinator on a national pharmacy workload measurement system and lecturer at the College of Pharmacy. Kathy also worked as a staff pharmacist at University Hospital and the...Read more
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

This past June, one of CAPhO’s past presidents Dr Carlo De Angelis was named Pharmacist of the Year by the Ontario Pharmacists Association . We cannot be more excited for him to be receiving this huge honour.

Dr De Angelis has been practicing in oncology pharmacy as Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre since 1985, and became assistant professor at the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy in 1986. He has spent the last 30 years inspiring generations of...Read more

World Cancer Day: Geneva, Switzerland – Establlished on February 4, 2000 World Cancer Day aims to promote research for curing as well as preventing cancer, upgrading the provided services to the patients, the sensitisation of the common opinion and the mobillisation of the global community against cancer.

Cancer will kill more than eight million people worldwide this year, which is equivalent to the entire population of New York. Half of these will be people of working age (30-69 years old).

It has been estimated that the cost implications on world...Read more