Oncology Pharmacy Services
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center offers oncology-related medication therapy at three sites across the health system.
Oncology pharmacists specialize in oncology medications and infusion therapy. We work together with your oncologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care providers to ensure safe medication use. We have seven board certified pharmacotherapy and oncology specialist pharmacists on site.
Our pharmacy prepares chemotherapy and other oral and infused medications for the cancer center and outpatient clinics. These medications are prepared using a special safety cabinet to ensure a sterile, accurate, and timely product.
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About the Cancer Center Pharmacy
Take home medications can be dispensed from out on-site outpatient pharmacy. Oncology-related medications often are costly, require insurance authorization, and are not available at most outpatient pharmacies. Our pharmacy staff has in-depth knowledge of these medications, and our specially trained technicians will facilitate approval with your insurance company, so you can start therapy in a timely manner.
Beginning Fall of 2013, we are piloting Specialty Pharmacy Oncology Services, a medication adherence program for patients taking oral chemotherapy. We offer free mail delivery of oral chemotherapy medications to your home and pharmacy monitoring of your progress over the phone. This is a one-year pilot program in collaboration with the Division of Hematology/Oncology Division.
The Department of Pharmacy offers a safe and convenient method to dispose of certain unused medications or used sharps (needles, syringes and lancets). Please ask our outpatient pharmacy staff how to dispose of certain medications.
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The Investigational Drug Service (IDS) for the cancer center is a specialized pharmacy responsible for managing study medications used in clinical drug trials at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. The IDS pharmacy team prepares and dispenses study prescriptions for patients participating in a clinical trials.
Location: Cancer Center, Room 1008
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, except holidays
Location: Cancer Center Expansion, Room 3262
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, except holidays
Placer Center for Health Infusion Pharmacy
Location: Placer Center for Health, 550 W. Ranch View Dr., Rocklin, CA 95765
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday, except holidays
Investigational Drug Services for the Cancer Center
Location: Cancer Center, Room 1008A
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, except holidays