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Cancer treatment regimens today are so complex that oncology pharmacists and administrators for oncology pharmacy services must take a leadership role as part of the multidisciplinary cancer care team. ACCC understands your pivotal role in delivery of quality, patient-centered care. We've curated content designed to facilitate the important work you do as a pharmacist.

Featured Pharmacist Programs

Steps to Success: Implementing Oral Oncolytics

As the use of oral oncolytics increases, cancer care providers face a number of challenges to ensure high quality care delivery. While oral oncolytics offer many benefits for both patients and providers, cancer programs and practices need to be equipped to properly manage and monitor patients who are self-administering their treatments at home. 

Explore the resources and tools available through ACCC's Steps to Success: Implementing Oral Oncolytics education program, including checklists, an adherence and toxicity assessment form, and more.
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E-Learning: The Pharmacist & Pharmacy Administrator in Immuno-Oncology

Delve into the numerous clinical, operational, and financial responsibilities of the modern-day oncology pharmacist, including immunotherapy indications, staff education, adherence and compliance, dispensing and distribution, inventory control, formulary management, managing payers, and coverage and reimbursement challenges.
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Immuno-Oncology Resources

Pharmacy Logistics
by Jeff Liticker, BCOP

Operations & Effective Practices in I-O
by Steve D'Amato, BSPharm

Oncology Pharmacist's Role in IO
by Ali Mc Bride

Combination I-O Pricing and Reimbursement 

From Oncology Issues

  • A Pharmacist-Managed Oral Chemotherapy Program
    The shift from infused to oral agents has implications for patients and cancer programs. This 2011 ACCC Innovator Award winning program explains its pharmacist-managed approach.
  •  ACCESS: The First Step Toward Analyzing Precision Medicine Data
    Jonathan Trent, MD, PhD
    Before we can precisely characterize a disease, prescribe targeted medicine, and track therapy progress, we need to find a better way to order tests, store results, and share information. Read how Sylvester Cancer Center in Miami did just that by integrating precision medicine data into its electronic health record (EHR).
  •  The Role of the Oral Oncology Nurse Navigator
    Mary K. Anderson, BSN, RN, OCN; Michael J. Reff, RPH, MBA; Rebecca S. McMahon, MHA, BSN, RN, OCN; and Deborah R. Walters, RN, OCN
    While oncology programs and practices must take into account numerous considerations when ramping up their oral chemotherapy services, this article focuses on one unique and very important role to facilitate this transition: the oral oncology nurse navigator.
  •  Delivering Pharmacogenetic Testing in the Community Setting
    Mark Wagner, PharmD; Jennifer Eichmeyer, MS, CGC; Paul G. Montgomery, MD; Jessica Monitz, PharmD; Jesslie Modlin, PharmD; and Natalie Perry, BA
    In November 2014, St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI), Boise, Idaho, initiated a pilot program to determine the feasibility of a pharmacogenetic testing program in a community cancer program.

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