Presentation on healthcare workers and the risk of exposure to antineoplastic drugs

Antineoplastic drugs are used to treat a variety of cancers, but many of these agents have been classified as Group 1 carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Dr. Chun-Yip Hon gave a presentation on November 14, 2012, on the risk of exposure to antineoplastic agents for healthcare workers as part of the St. Michael’s Hospital occupational medicine rounds. The presentation, entitled “Healthcare workers and antineoplastic drugs: Evaluating the risks and identifying determinants of exposure,” focused on a study looking at antineoplastic drug contamination in hospital medication systems, and healthcare workers’ exposure.

The presentation can be viewed here.

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