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

Recommended training requirements for cytotoxic drug administration in non-cancer areas and areas that give ganciclovir have been updated.

Cytotoxic Medication poster

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.


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

Ganciclovir Administration

Safe handling and Administration Training requirements for those who work in areas that administer ganciclovir can be found here

Antineoplastic Drug Administration for Non-Cancer Areas

Recommended training for hospital aides (HA), enrolled nurses (EN) and registered nurses (RN) when managing people having...

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.

Page last reviewed: 15 June 2021