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Karen Fancher

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy
Division of Pharmacy Practice

322 Bayer
Phone: 412.396.5485
fancherk@duq.edu

Education:

Pharm.D., Duquesne University, 1999
B.S., Pharmacy, Duquesne University, 1998
Bio

Karen Fancher, Pharm.D., BCOP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice in Oncology Acute Care joined the School of Pharmacy on December 3, 2012.

She is a graduate of Duquesne University and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by a Specialty Residency in Oncology Pharmacy Practice at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa.

She then spent almost 10 years as a Clinical Pharmacist in the Blood & Marrow Transplant Division at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center before returning to Pittsburgh to work with the West Penn Allegheny Oncology Network. Dr. Fancher's current practice site is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at Passavant Hospital.

She serves on the Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association's CE Accreditation Review Panel, routinely lectures at both the collegiate and national levels, and has been nominated for ASHP's Preceptor of the Year Award. Dr. Fancher's research interests include hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and the management of chronic iron overload.

Scholarship

Full CV

Publications (2015–Present)

  • Nightingale, G., Saunders, I. M., Comeau, J. M., & Fancher, K. M. (2017). Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association
    Entry-level Competencies Task Force Response Statement to the 2016 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Didactic Curriculum Toolkit. Pharmacotherapy.

  • Green, M. R., Newton, M. D., & Fancher, K. M. (2016). Off-target effects of BCR-ABL and JAK2 inhibitors. American Journal of Clinical Oncology.

  • Fancher, K. M., Sacco, A. J., Gwin, R. C., Gormley, L. K., & Mitchell, C. B. (in press, 2015). Comparison of two different equations for body surface area in patients at extremes of body size. Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice.

Book Chapters (2015–Present)

  • Fancher, K. M. (2017). Sickle Cell Anemia. Under Review, Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program, Eigth Edition.

  • Julius, J. M. & Fancher, K. M. (2017). Oncology. Under Review, Demystifying drug dosing in renal insufficiency.

  • Julius, J. & Fancher, K. M. (2015). Oncology. Demystifying drug dosing in renal insufficiency.

  • Fancher, K. M. (2017). Chronic Leukemias. Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Recertification Home Study Syllabus, Volume 1, 2017 ed. American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

  • Fancher, K. M. (2017). Lymphomas. Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Recertification Home Study Syllabus, Volume 2, 2017 ed. American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

  • Fancher, K. M. (2016). Non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin Lymphoma. Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Recertification Home Study Syllabus, Volume 2, 2016 ed. American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

  • Fancher, K. M. (2016). Chronic Leukemias. Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Recertification Home Study Syllabus, Volume 1, 2016 ed. American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

  • Fancher, K. M. (2015). Chronic Leukemias and Myelodysplastic Syndromes.. Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Recertification Home Study Syllabus, 2015 ed.. American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

  • Fancher, K. M. (2015). Gynecologic Malignancies. Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Recertification Home Study Syllabus, 2015 ed. American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Presentations (2015–Present)

  • Fancher, K. M., Sacco, A. J., Gwin, R. C., Gormley, L. K., & Mitchell, C. B. (2015). Comparison of two different equations for body surface area in patients at extremes of body size. Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association, Austin, Texas.

  • Fancher, K. M., Sacco, A. J., Gwin, R. C., Gormley, L. K., & Mitchell, C. B. (2015). Comparison of two different equations for body surface area in patients at extremes of body size. Duquesne University Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Courses
  • PHBM 427: Biomedical Sciences & Therapeutics VI (Hematology/ Oncology/Transplant/ Pulmonary)
  • PBLs
  • ABLEs
Honors

2017: Professor of the Year, Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy Class of 2018, Weekday Program.
2017: Professor of the Year, Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy Class of 2018, Weekend Program.
2016: Professor of the Year, Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy Class of 2017, Weekend Program.
2015: Mylan School of Pharmacy Award for Undergraduate Research, Duquesne University Undergraduate Research & Scholarlship
Symposium. Awarded for poster entitled "Comparison of two different formulas for body surface area in patients at extremes of body
size" - co-authored with Alicia Sacco, Robert Gwin, Luke Gormley and Caitlin Mitchell
.
2015: Professor of the Year, Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy Class of 2016, Weekend Program.
2014: TOPS (Teacher of the Pharmacy School), Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy Class of 2015, Weekend Program.
2014: TOPS (Teacher of the Pharmacy School), Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy Class of 2015.

Nominee: Preceptor Excellence Award: Preceptor of the Year
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
2008

Nominee: Award of Excellence
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
December 2008

Team Award
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
September 2008