Cancer Care Pocket Guide

The Cancer Care Pocket Guide is a valuable tool to provide general guidance on appropriate practice and to assist with decision-making of trained Registered Nurses (RNs).

Cancer Care Pocket Guide Update

We are pleased to announce that the Nurses’ Cancer Care Pocket Guide has been updated and the 2019 version is now available. The revised guide include updated treatment information and assessment guides for ImmunoOncology, Palliative Care, Radiation Side Effects and more. 

We wish to thank Teva Oncology Canada for supporting the 2019 update to this Guide and making this print copy possible.

Members may click here to download the electronic Pocket Guide. 


This guide is being used and has been adapted with permission from Alberta Health Services, and has been modified by the CANO/ACIO educational committee and the professional practice committee.

Renata Benc 
Colleen Campbell
Sarah Champ
Kira Cooksley
Charissa Cordon
Marcia Flynn-Post 
Stephanie Healey
Shauna Houshmand
Barbara Hues  
Jodi Hyman  
Kara Jamieson
Lynne Jolicoeur 
Amber Killam 
Meighan Kozlowski
Allyson Nowell
Bernadine O'Leary
Cheryl Page
Karyn Perry
Janny Proba
Krista Rawson
Michelle Rosentreter
Liz Ross
Gisele Sarbacher  
Joy Tarasuk  
Suganya Vadivelu
Linda Watson
Dave Whiteside 


Last Updated: Sep 27, 2019


Order Form

Members may click here to download the electronic Pocket Guide. 

Print copies of the guide are available for order through the form below. The requester will need to pay for the shipping fees. CANO/ACIO Head Office will respond to your request with a shipping quote to the address below. Once accepted, an invoice will be provided. We will ship the order after payment has been received.

Any orders with an invoice outstanding for more than 14 days will be cancelled.

We have run out of French copies. We recommend ordering English copies or downloading the electronic French Pocket Guide if you are a member.

We regret to inform you that we are suspending shipping services until further notice due to COVID-19.

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