The newsletter was created in June 1998 by the BCCA Provincial Systemic Therapy Program in conjunction with the Communities Oncology Network (CON). The newsletter is published on this website at the start of every month to communicate up-to-date information on cancer care-related topics that are of mutual interest to health care providers across the province.
Common topics include:
New treatment programs
New policies or practice changes
Educational updates & topic reviews
Changes to the BCCA Benefit Drug List
Addition or changes to BCCA resources such as Cancer Drug Manual (CDM) monographs, Protocols, PPPOs and Patient Handouts
The implementation of new and revised BCCA treatment programs, policies and procedures are generally coordinated with a published announcement in the Systemic Therapy Update. This planned coordination allows important practice-related implementations at the BCCA to be accompanied by appropriate communication and/or education.