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Core Facilities

Research Pharmacy

Research Pharmacy Core

The Research Pharmacy Core provides receipt, storage, formulation, and dispensing of investigational medications for subjects on DF/HCC protocols


Core services are available, as a fee-for-service function, to DF/HCC members, Harvard-affiliated investigators, and all other scientific investigators.

  • Coordination of investigational drug distribution to DF/HCC and affiliate institutions
  • Protocol review, education, and monitoring of pharmaceutical information
  • On-line protocol order templates in the Chemo Order Entry systems
  • On-site education for study team members
  • Link with QACT registration system
  • Implementation of pharmaceutical aspects of protocols
  • Participation in site initiation visits and ongoing protocol monitoring

Leadership and Staff

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Keith Belken, RPh
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Jon Silverman, RPh
Children’s Hospital
James Bennett, RPh
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Caroline Harvey, RPh
Mark Sudol, RPh
Peter Ng, RPh
Massachusettes General Hospital
Lalit Joshi, RPh

PUBLICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: If research supported by this core facility results in publication, please acknowledge this support by including the following in your publication(s):

We thank Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center in Boston, MA, for the use of the Research Pharmacy Core, which provided __________ service. Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center is supported in part by an NCI Cancer Center Support Grant # NIH 5 P30 CA06516.