Dr. Christine Legler
Elaine T. & Charles H. Peters Award in Medical Oncology
The focus of my research efforts has been to increase the safety of chemotherapy administration by reducing the likelihood of prescription errors. We have over 120 different chemotherapy regimens in use, and each of these regimens has its unique requirements for administration and timing. We have developed a new prescription process, with built in safeguards. I am happy to report that over 100 of our prescriptions have been converted to our new prescription process. As a result, our new prescriptions are clearer and safer. The new prescribing process has been a great success and is appreciated by all members of our treatment team (physicians, pharmacists and nurses), including our trainees.