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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
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

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