Systemic Therapy Safety Council

CAPCA and its member organizations are strongly committed to ensuring the safe delivery of oncology systemic therapy.  In 2007, the Systemic Therapy Safety Committee was established with membership from every provincial cancer agency and program from coast to coast.  Shortly thereafter, the committee became the Systemic Therapy Safety Council (STSC) with a mandate to support high quality, safe patient care by:

  • Influencing culture and clinical practice to improve the safe delivery of oncology systemic therapy, working in partnership with organizations with a quality, patient safety, medication safety, or systems/human factors engineering related mandate.
  • Generating and promoting the use of new evidence and best practice to improve the safe delivery of systemic treatment, working across provincial cancer agencies/programs and with appropriate external stakeholders.
  • Catalyzing opportunities to share information regarding optimal oncology systemic therapy practice, workflow, and service delivery models among provincial cancer agencies/programs.
  • Promoting, participating in, and communicating the findings of research designed to improve the safe delivery of systemic treatment.
  • Promoting and participating in efforts that will improve and standardize medication incident reporting.

Currently, the mandate of the Systemic Therapy Safety Council is under review and is not working together on any initiatives at this time.  We will post any updates on activity as they emerge.