The Role of the Pharmacist in Clinical Settings (2) The Role of the Pharmacist in Cancer Treatment
Department of Pharmaceutical Service, Nippon Medical School Hospital
Although the number of patients with cancer is increasing, 5-year survival rates are also increasing as a result of combined treatment modalities. In particular, rapid progress has been made in cancer pharmacotherapy. Pharmacists have an important and highly specialized role in the field of cancer to ensure treatment efficacy and safety. To be part of the multidisciplinary team providing medical care to cancer patients, pharmacists need specific knowledge, techniques, and experience. In this article, we consider the role of the pharmacist in cancer therapy, including present conditions and future prospects.
日医大医会誌 2017; 13(1), 31-37
cancer treatment, cancer pharmacotherapy, high specialty, team approach, oncology pharmacist
Tetsuya Wako, Department of Pharmaceutical Service, Nippon Medical School Hospital, 1-1-5 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-8603, Japan