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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. 

 

Membership

Chaired by Ian Olver, Professor of Translational Cancer Research, Director Sansom Institute for Health Research, includes doctors, pharmacists, nurses and consumer representatives.

Representation Position Name
Independent Chair Person Professor Ian Olver
Medicines and Technology Policy & Programs (MTPP)/State-wide pharmacy services Senior Project Pharmacist Ms Bel Morris
Director Ms Naomi Burgess
Consumer Consumer Representative and Deputy Chair Ms Ellen Kerrins
Consumer Representative Ms Marcie Durrand
Central Adelaide Local Health Network Consumer Representative and Deputy Chair Ms Ellen Kerrins
Consumer Representative Ms Marcie Durrand
Central Adelaide Local Health Network Haematologist Dr Uwe Hahn
Oncologist Prof  Tim Price / Dr Sid Selva
Pharmacist Mr Dale  Thompson
Nurse Practitioner Ms Nicole Loft
Southern Adelaide Local Health Network Head of Haematology Services Dr Bryone Kuss
Oncologist Dr Chris Karapetis
Specialist Oncology Pharmacist Ms Helen Martin
Nurse Vacant
Northern Adelaide Local Health Network Oncologist Dr Jacqui Adams
Pharmacist Ms Kimberley-Ann Kerr
Nurse Vacant
  Haematologist Dr Stanley Cheung
Country Health SA Local Health Network Haematologist N/A
  Director Cancer Services Vacant
  Pharmacist Vacant
  Nurse Vacant
Women’s and Children’s Health Network Haematologist/Oncologist Dr Heather Tapp
Pharmacist Ms Hayley Vasileff
Nursing Service Director Ms Kate Cameron
EPAS Oncologist Dr Jonathon Hogan-Doran

 

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