Let’s Talk About SACT – a BOPA Podcast


A Cancer Pharmacy Podcast brought to you by The British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA). The purpose of the podcast is to promote excellence in the pharmaceutical care of patients with cancer through education.

We release 1-2 episodes on a monthly basis and each episode varies in length, but will generally be between 15 to 40min long.

Contact us: If you would like to get in touch about being on the podcast or to give a review: please contact us on [email protected] or tweet us @BOPACommittee



Meet your Podcast Host – Michal Sladkowski

Our latest episodes:

23. Let’s Talk About Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia Ft. Susanne Kricke (March 2024) -In this episode we are joined by Susanne Kricke. We discuss what JMML is, symptoms, treatments and Susanne’s research.

22. Let’s Talk About Radiology Ft. Imran Lasker (February 2024) -In this episode we are joined by Imran Lasker. We discuss different scanning modalities, how pharmacists can request scans and what should be included in scanning requests.

21. Let’s Talk About What It’s Like When A Breast Surgeon Gets Breast Cancer Ft. Liz O’Riordan (January 2024) -In this episode we are joined by Liz O’Riordan. We discuss her career as a breast surgeon, what it’s like to be a cancer patient, sex, and top tips for healthcare professionals. Liz O’Riordan has a fantastic podcast “So Now I’ve Got Breast Cancer”, available at: https://open.spotify.com/show/4pXPnBxEhIDjfMNCgnBTDI

21. Let’s Talk About Immunotherapy Ft. Ricky Frazer (January 2024) -In this episode we are joined by Ricky Frazer. We discuss what immunotherapy is, toxicities, multidisciplinary team working within immunotherapy, the role of pharmacy teams in managing immunotherapy and the highly successful “The Immunobuddies” podcast. The Immunobuddies podcast can be found at: The Immunobuddies on Apple Podcasts

20. Let’s Talk About Capacity Ft. Netty Cracknell , Suzanne Frank, Chandra Maraj, Calum Polwart and Ade Williams (December 2023) -In this episode we are joined by Netty Cracknell , Suzanne Frank, Chandra Maraj, Calum Polwart and Ade Williams. This is our  live podcast “Changing Landscape of Cancer Pharmacy in 2023” from the BOPA 2023 symposium in Wales. We discuss pharmacy technician roles, existing capacity issues, community pharmacy involvement in cancer services and much more. The questions for this podcast have been submitted by our live audience at the symposium.