ShareThis

Monday, June 1, 2009

Introducing...The Information Resource Blog For Oncology Professionals

At The Chemists



Welcome and thanks for visiting Onco-P.R.N. - The oncology blog with a focus on all things oncology pharmacy/pain/palliative care-related. It is intended to be an information resource for those pharmacist and relevant health care professionals involved in whatever fashion with cancer care. Stay tuned for the latest and greatest links and information with respect to: oncology medications, continuing education, pharmaceutical care initiatives, pain and symptom control, supportive care topics, and whatever else that might fit into the theme.

I am a clinical pharmacist at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I currently practice in our outpatient Pain and Symptom Control Clinic, am also a member of our provincial IV committee, as well as spending time in rotation whether it be in the dispensary or the processing or checking IV regimens and orders.

Please post comments below (or email me at cral66@gmail.com ) for suggestions on information or links you would like to share or for me to post, or comments in general.

It is also recommended you sign up as a "Follower" by clicking on the relevant link on the left side (It is the sixth heading from the top). The process is easy and you can even use an existing google or yahoo account, amongst others. This will help establish a network of oncology pharmacists (or others with an interest in this area).

I'll end off my inaugural post with a link to an article discussing how a commonly used chemotherapeutic agent can erase finger prints! {Click on the link below.}
"Cancer drug erases fingerprints." {from BBC News}
I wonder if some criminal minds reading this might be already formulating ideas on how to make use of this!

1 comments:

Anonymous,  January 31, 2011 at 1:50 PM  

Hi Blogger,

I’m contacting you on behalf of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine to inform you of a new, interactive, e-newsletter called Advances in Oncology for Community-based Oncologists (www.oncdoccme.com) .
This quarterly, interactive newsletter will address particular challenges common to oncology practice in rural environments and is designed to increase the likelihood that rural cancer patients receive the most current evidence-based treatment and achieve longer survival.
The e-newsletter intends to:
• Provide an overview of clinical research, emerging technologies, new therapies and their side effects, as well as office initiatives that can improve the delivery of care.
• Provide depth and perspective to the most important scientific findings, facilitating application of research results to patient care.
• Address particular challenges common to oncology practice in rural environments.
• Provide a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM to physicians that participate in the free educational activity.
I’d like to invite you to visit www.oncdoccme.com , browse the content, and possibly feature us in your blog should it meet your stamp of approval.
We hope you can take the time to do a quick write up of Advances in Oncology for Community Based Oncologists and thank you tremendously for your support. If you should need anything else (additional screenshots, logos, etc.), please let me know.

Lauren Alexander
Audience Generation
lalexander@audiencegeneration.com

P.S. Quick reminder-- if you do post something about Advances in Oncology for Community Based Oncologists, be sure to send me a line so I can send some visitors your way through Twitter and our Facebook community.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

About Onco-PRN

Welcome and thanks for visiting Onco-P.R.N. - The oncology website with a focus on all things oncology pharmacy/pain/palliative care-related. It is intended to be an information resource for those pharmacist and relevant health care professionals involved in whatever fashion with cancer and palliative care. Stay tuned for the latest and greatest links and information with respect to: oncology medications, continuing education, pharmaceutical care initiatives, pain and symptom control, supportive care topics, and whatever else that might fit into the theme.

*Note: This website is not affiliated with Alberta Health Services (AHS) or CAPhO and the opinions expressed herewithin are that of the author(s).

Pharmacy History

"The earliest known compilation of medicinal substances was ARIANA the Sushruta Samhita, an Indian Ayurvedic treatise attributed to Sushruta in the 6th century BC. However, the earliest text as preserved dates to the 3rd or 4th century AD.
Many Sumerian (late 6th millennium BC - early 2nd millennium BC) cuneiform clay tablets record prescriptions for medicine.[3]

Ancient Egyptian pharmacological knowledge was recorded in various papyri such as the Ebers Papyrus of 1550 BC, and the Edwin Smith Papyrus of the 16th century BC.

The earliest known Chinese manual on materia medica is the Shennong Bencao Jing (The Divine Farmer's Herb-Root Classic), dating back to the 1st century AD. It was compiled during the Han dynasty and was attributed to the mythical Shennong. Earlier literature included lists of prescriptions for specific ailments, exemplified by a manuscript "Recipes for 52 Ailments", found in the Mawangdui tomb, sealed in 168 BC. Further details on Chinese pharmacy can be found in the Pharmacy in China article."

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmacy#History_of_pharmacy

Journal of Palliative Medicine - Table of Contents

  © Blogger templates Newspaper III by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP