SA Health Cancer Drug Committee
The SA Health Cancer Drug Committee (SAHCDC) is responsible to the South Australian Medicines Advisory Committee (SAMAC) for overseeing the development, approval and review of cancer chemotherapy protocols within SA Health Hospitals.
The scope of the SAHCDC includes chemotherapy protocols used in malignant haematology (e.g. leukaemia and myeloma) and oncology (solid tumours).
The SAHCDC provides final review and endorsement of new and updated protocols and support tools following submission by cancer services. Protocols are reviewed and assessed for effectiveness and suitability for endorsement using the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Evidence levels guide
The SAHCDC also enables urgent review of ‘non-standard’ cancer chemotherapy protocols for individual patient treatment when an endorsed protocol is not available.
The approved cancer chemotherapy protocols list, SAHCDC forms and protocol template can be found under Cancer on the Clinical Resources page.
Chaired by Ian Olver, Professor of Translational Cancer Research, Director Sansom Institute for Health Research, includes doctors, pharmacists, nurses and consumer representatives.
|Clinical Cancer Network||Chair||Dr Ganessan Kichenadasse|
|Medicines and Technology Policy & Programs (MTPP)||Senior Project Pharmacist||Ms Bel Morris|
|Medicines and Technology Policy & Programs (MTPP)||Director||Ms Naomi Burgess|
|Consumer||Consumer Representative||Ms Marcie Durrand|
|Central Adelaide Local Health Network||Haematologist||Dr Uwe Hahn|
|Central Adelaide Local Health Network||Oncologist||Dr Rachel Roberts-Thomson / Dr Sid Selva|
|Central Adelaide Local Health Network||Pharmacist||Mr Dale Thompson|
|Central Adelaide Local Health Network||Nurse Practitioner||Ms Nicole Loft|
|Southern Adelaide Local Health Network||Head of Haematology Services||Dr Bryone Kuss|
|Southern Adelaide Local Health Network||Oncologist||A/Prof Chris Karapetis|
|Southern Adelaide Local Health Network||Specialist Oncology Pharmacist||Ms Helen Martin|
|Southern Adelaide Local Health Network||Nurse||Vacant|
|Northern Adelaide Local Health Network
||Oncologist||Dr Chris Hocking|
|Northern Adelaide Local Health Network||Haematologist||Dr Michele Damin|
|Northern Adelaide Local Health Network||Pharmacist||Ms Kimberley-Ann Kerr|
|Northern Adelaide Local Health Network||Nurse||Vacant|
|Country Health SA Local Health Network
||Director Cancer Services||Prof Sankha Mitra|
|Country Health SA Local Health Network||Oncologist||Dr Dagmara Poprawski|
|Country Health SA Local Health Network||Pharmacist||Ms Kylies Moore|
|Country Health SA Local Health Network||Nurse||Ms Helen Phillips|
|Women’s and Children’s Health Network||Haematologist/Oncologist||Dr Ben Saxon|
|Women's and Children's Health Network||Pharmacist||Ms Hayley Vasileff|
|Women's and Children's Health Network||Acting Nursing Service Director||Mr Philip Mauger|
|eCPS||Oncologist||Dr Jacqui Adams|