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

The Antineoplastic Drug Administration for the Non-Cancer setting and the Ganciclovir sections have been updated

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

Training requirements for registered nurses who work in areas that admister ganciclovir only can be found here

Antineoplastic Drug Administration for Non-Cancer Areas

Training requirements for people managing patients having chemotherapy or those that require chemotherapy to be administered in...

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 August 2019