National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Educational Events & Programs

NCCN Academy for Excellence & Leadership in Oncology™
School of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Business

Institutional Decision-Making: Pharmacy Budgeting, P & T, and Information Systems

Entry-Level Module or Experienced Module

This module focuses on academic and community cancer center approaches to pharmacy management in cancer care, including supportive care and may include the following topics:

  • Justification for purchases within budgets
  • The revenue cycle and authorizations
  • Least-costly alternatives
  • Patient system support programs
  • Collaboration models for effective working relationships with pharma/biotech professionals
  • Selection of regimens, the process and influence of P & T Committees, internal guidelines/ pathways, standardized orders, pharmacy budget development, purchase agreements, and disease management all in the context of decision-making within oncology institutions
  • Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategies (REMS)


Additionally, a mock Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee meeting can be added to present the decision-making methods used by cancer centers and to illustrate the discussion process and influence of P & T Committees.