Cytotoxic & Biotherapy Resources

Welcome to the Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service Cytotoxic and Biotherapies website. This site contains resources related to the CDHB Cytotoxic & Biotherapies policies, procedures and training requirements for health professionals within the CDHB.

What's New

We are currently updating this site (July 2018).

Our Staff

Listed below are the names and contact details of people who can help with clinical and medication issues.


This policy is the overarching document which guides the standards expected when handling Cytotoxic or Biotherapy for all staff...


These procedures are the standards expected when handling Cytotoxic or Biotherapy for all staff within the CDHB catchment area.

Antineoplastic Drug Administration for Non-Cancer Areas

Page currently under construction. Please contact the Nurse Educators on the 'Our Staff' page for further information

Antineoplastic Drug Administration Course

Welcome to the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) Adult Antineoplastic Drug Administration Course (ADAC) credentialing...

IV Cytotoxic Recertification

The requirements for recertification of cytotoxic credentialling is outlined here.

Intrathecal Chemotherapy Training Programme

Intrathecal (IT) chemotherapy delivers anticancer drugs directly into cerebrospinal fluid contained in the intrathecal space of...


The following websites provide reputable, current and comprehensive cancer related information for staff and the public.


Safe handling, administration and waste management of biotherapies can be found here.

Ganciclovir Administration

Page under construction - content will be available soon.

Page last reviewed: 23 January 2019