From: Grace Baysinger <graceb**At_Symbol_Here**STANFORD.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Using Cisplatin and other chemotherapy drugs
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 10:03:46 -0700
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Here's a book that you may find helpful. The URL is the Stanford Library catalog record which includes the table of contents.

Murff, Samuel J. Safety and Health Handbook for Cytotoxic Drugs. Lanham, Md.: Government Institutes, 2012.

Overview: Many Healthcare workers must deal on a daily basis with the transportation, preparation, storage, clean up, and disposal of cytotoxic drugs, which are used in chemotherapy because of their harmful effect on cancer cells. These drugs also have harmful effects on good cells, and they therefore pose a significant health risk to those who work with them. Yet there is little safety and health information available about them, and what information is available is scattered across a vast array of literature. The Safety and Health Handbook for Cytotoxic Drugs collects this information so that healthcare workers can better understand the drugs they work with and the safety and health procedures that should be followed. In it, author Samuel J. Murff presents comprehensive technical and procedural information on 106 of the most common cytotoxic drugs. The book provides guidance on quickly dealing with spills, reducing unnecessary exposure, and complying with pertinent regulations and standards in order to better equip healthcare workers to maintain a safe work environment.

Best regards,


On 5/26/2015 7:40 AM, Yanchisin, Mark wrote:

Anyone have any SOPs they could share for the use of chemotherapeutics? We??re primarily concerned with their use in tissue culture and compounding, diluting, etc., prior to animal work. We found lots of info out there for hospitals and human pharmacies that is not fully applicable. I need to rewrite what we have and some of the researchers are complaining that "...we didn't need to do it that way when I was at..." when we discussed it with them. Any input greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Mark Yanchisin

Coordinator for Clinical and Laboratory Safety Programs

Environmental Health and Safety

University of Florida

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Grace Baysinger
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