Systemic anti-cancer therapy optimisation

Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) is the medicines given to cancer patients as part of their treatment. It includes cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs and immune response modifying drugs.

The Pharmacy at The Christie is a UK leader in managing cancer medicines and has introduced a number of initiatives in recent years to ensure optimal usage and to reduce or eliminate medicine wastage. As part of an NHS national cancer programme, we have been instrumental in driving forward innovations in this area, along with industry partners.

Examples of work in this area include:

  • Dose banding to reduce wastage of chemotherapy drugs
  • Home delivery of chemotherapy
  • Introduction of biosimilar medicines

We are extremely well positioned to provide advice to clients on:

  • Cost management - by reviewing clients prescribing and dispensing arrangements
  • The dispensing of drugs during clinical trials
  • The establishment of effective aseptic services

Contact us if you are interested in finding out more about what we offer in this area.