Sarah L. Scarpace, Pharm.D., MPH, BCOP

Bio: 

Education

  • Master of Public Health, University at Albany 
  • Oncology pharmacy residency, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
  • Pharm.D., Univeristy at Buffalo

Courses Taught at ACPHS

  • Cancer Screening, Prevention, and Early Detection
  • Oncology Advanced Ambulatory Care APPE
  • Foundations of Pharmacy
  • Interprofessional Health Care Issues
  • Pharmacy Leadership and Advocacy
  • PTPM Rheumatology/Oncology 

Research Interests

Dr. Scarpace's research endeavors are clinical-practice based and focus on optimizing patient-centered care of the oncology patient, specifically regarding supportive care (especially anemia, neutropenia, and antiemesis) and public health initiatives to improve cancer screening, prevention, and early detection.

Selected Presentations and Publications

Book Chapters

Scarpace, Sarah. Oncology. In: Bainbridge JL, Branham A, Coyle EA, et al., eds. Updates in Therapeutics®: The Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course, 2015 ed., volume 1. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2015; 415-549.

 Scarpace, Sarah. Oncology. In: Bainbridge JL, Coyle EA, Forinash AB, et al., eds. Updates in Therapeutics®: The Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course, 2014 ed., volume 2.  Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2014; 59 – 136.

 Scarpace, Sarah.  Oncology.  In:  Bainbridge JL, Clark N, Coyle EA, et al.  ACCP Updates in Therapeutics®:  The Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course, 2013 ed.,volume 1.  Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2013: 75-134.

 Scarpace, Sarah.  Chapter 99, “Supportive Care in Oncology” in Pharmacotherapy: Principles and Practice, 3rd ed; Chisholm-Burns M, Schwinghammer TL, Wells BG, Malone PM, Kolesar JM, and DiPiro JT eds.  New York: McGraw-Hill 2013.

Scarpace, SL. "Head and Neck Cancer." In: Richardson M, Chant C, Chessman KH, Finks SW, Hemstreet BA, Hume AL, et al, eds. Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program , 7th ed, Oncology. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2011. pp 108 – 123.

Scarpace, SL. Chapter 99, "Supportive Care in Oncology" in Pharmacotherapy: Principles and Practice, 2nd ed; Chisholm-Burns M, Schwinghammer TL, Wells BG, Malone PM, Kolesar JM, and DiPiro JT eds. New York: McGraw-Hill 2010. pp1649-1680.

Manuscripts

Scarpace SL.  Eribulin mesylate (E7389): review of efficacy and tolerability in breast, pancreatic, head and neck, and pancreatic cancers.  Clin Ther 2012; 34(7): 1467-1473. E-published ahead of print on 25 June 2012 at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinthera.2012.06.003, DOI 10.1016/j.clinthera.2012.06.003

Burkiewicz JS, Scarpace SL, Bruce SP.  Denosumab in osteoporosis and oncology.  Ann Pharmacother 2009; 43: 1445-1455.  E-published ahead of print on 21 Jul 2009 at www.theannals.com, DOI 10.1345/aph.1M102. 

Scarpace SL.  Renal cell carcinoma: review and recent advances.  The Oncology Pharmacist/The Oncology Nurse 2009; 2(3): 5-9, 41. 

Scarpace SL, Brodzik FA, Mehdi S, Belgam R.  Treatment of head and neck cancers: issues for clinical pharmacists.  Pharmacotherapy 2009; 29(5): 578-592. 

Ferro SA, Myer BS, Wolff DA, Poniewierski MS, Culakova E, Cosler LE, \Scarpace SL, Khorana AA, Lyman GH.  Variation in the cost of medication for the treatment of colorectal cancer.  Am J Manag Care 2008; 14 (11): 717-725. 

Ramanarayanan J and Scarpace SL. Acute drug-induced hepatitis due to erlotinib.Journal of the Pancreas 2007; 8(1): 39-43.

Abstracts/Posters
Scarpace SL, Kelman G, Dacher J, Tenebaum E, Pratt D, White B.  Integrating Independent Institutions: Results of a Course to Meet IPEC Competencies in Values/Ethics and Roles/Responsibilities.  Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) annual meeting, July 15-16, 2012, Kissimmee, FL.

Scarpace SL, Brodeur M, Cardone K, Garrison G, DiCenzo R, Mojica C, Zheng H.  Inroads into IPE: Progress at ACPHS.  Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) annual meeting, school poster session, July 14, 2012, Kissimmee, FL.

Leonard J, Miller S, Scarpace SL.  Assessing community pharmacists’ knowledge and perceived barriers to counseling on oral chemotherapy agents and related supportive care medications.  Presented at the American Pharmacists’ Association (APhA) annual meeting, March 10-11, 2012, New Orleans, LA.

Repeated at the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association annual meeting, Trainee Poster session, March 21-24,2012, Orlando, FL.

Scarpace SL, Sourial M.  The use of glucocorticoids and impact on diabetes outcomes.  Poster presentation at the 2009 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists’’ Association (HOPA) Annual Meeting, June 17-20, 2009.

Invited Presentations - International Meetings
Scarpace, SL.  "Supportive Care Paradigms for Treating Elderly Patients with Cancer."  ACPE-accredited 30-minute CE program presented to pharmacists at the 2009 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)/ European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) International Congress on Clinical Pharmacy, Orlando, FL, April 26, 2009. 

Scarpace, SL.  "Head and Neck Cancers Update."  Board Certified Oncology Pharmacists (BCOP) Recertification CE program presented during the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists Association (HOPA)/ International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP) 2008 Joint Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, June 18-21, 2008.

Invited Presentations - National Meetings

Scarpace SL.  “Practical Issues with New Targeted Therapies for Cancer.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited program presented to pharmacists as part of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Oncology Pharmacy Education Network (OPEN) conference.

Charlotte, NC, July 10, 2015, Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 26, 2015, New Brunswick, NJ, May 15, 2015.

Scarpace SL.  “Hematology/Oncology.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited program presented to pharmacists as part of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Updates in Therapeutics 2015:  Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course, Chicago, IL, April 11, 2015.

Sivik J, Iacovelli L, Scarpace SL, Parsons K.  “Practice Panel:  Survivorship.”  20-minute presentation as part of a 1.5-hour ACPE-accredited panel discussion presented to pharmacists at the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) 11th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, March 26, 2015.

Scarpace, SL.  “Practical Considerations with Oral Chemotherapy.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited program presented to pharmacists, nurses, and pharmacy technicians at the Northeast Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Society (NEHOPS) Annual Meeting, Burlington, MA, October 18, 2014.

Scarpace, SL.  “Oncology.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited program presented as part of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Updates in Therapeutics Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course at the ACCP Spring Practice and Research Forum, Chicago, IL, April 14, 2014.

Scarpace, SL.  “Updates to the Updates:  Oncology.”  40-minute ACPE-accredited program presented as a webinar for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Updates to the Updates program, webinar presented “live” February 25 and February 26, 2014.

Scarpace, SL.  “Updates in Cancer Screening and Prevention.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited program presented as part of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy Recertification Program at the American Society of Health-systems Pharmacy (ASHP) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, December 9, 2013.

Scarpace, SL.  “Updates in Cancer Screening and Prevention.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited program presented as part of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy Recertification Program at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, October 16, 2013.

Scarpace, SL.  “Oncology.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited program presented as part of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Review Course at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Spring Practice and Research Forum, Reno, NV, April 19, 2013.

Scarpace, SL.  “Updates in Cancer Screening and Prevention.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited program presented as part of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy Recertification Program at the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) 9th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 22, 2013.

Scarpace, SL. ”The Pharmacist’s Role in Prostate Cancer Survivorship.” 30-minute ACPE-accredited program presented to pharmacists at the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) 9th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 21, 2013.

Tenebaum, E., Scarpace, SL., White, B.  “Four Independent Institutions and an Interprofessional Course.”  20-minute session presented at the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics Annual Meeting, Tempe, AZ, June 8, 2012.

Scarpace, SL.  “Oral Cancer Therapies: Considerations for Practice.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited CE program presented to pharmacists, nurses, and pharmacy technicians for the Northeast Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Society (NEHOPS) Annual Meeting, Waltham, MA, October 14, 2011.

Scarpace, SL.  “Prevention and Management of Extravasation.”  30-minute ACPE-accredited CE program presented to pharmacists, nurses, and pharmacy technicians for the Northeast Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Society (NEHOPS) Annual Meeting, Waltham, MA, October 14, 2011.

Scarpace, SL.  “Oral Chemotherapy Adherence: Lead the Horse to Water and Make him Drink!” 1-hour ACPE-accredited CE program presented to hospital pharmacists for the Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP), UMass-Worcester, MA, February 7, 2011.

Scarpace, SL.  “Cancer- and Chemotherapy- Induced Bone Loss.”  ACPE-accredited 25-minute presentation given as part of a 2.5-hour panel symposium at the American Society of Health-systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, Annaheim, CA, December 7, 2010.

Scarpace, SL.  “Drug Classification and Mechanism of Action of Chemotherapy Drugs.”  CRNI-accredited 1-hour presentation given to nurses at the 2010 Infusion Nurses’ Society Annual Meeting.  Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 19, 2010.

Scarpace, SL.  “Cancer- and Chemotherapy- Induced Bone Loss.”  ACPE-accredited 25-minute presentation given as part of a 2.5-hour panel symposium at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacists’ (AMCP) Annual Meeting.  San Diego, CA, April 8, 2010.

Scarpace, SL.  "Oral Chemotherapy Adherence: Lead the Horse to Water and Make him Drink!" 1-hour ACPE-accredited CE program presented to hospital pharmacists for the Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP), UMass-Worcester, MA, February 7, 2011, Annual Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists’ Association (HOPA) meeting.  New Orleans, LA, March 23, 2010. 

Scarpace, SL.  "Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors: Focus on Adherence.”  ACPE-accredited 1-hour program presented to hematology/oncology pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses at the 2009 Northeastern Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists’ Society (NEHOPS) Annual Meeting, Danvers, MA, October 2–3, 2009. 

Scarpace, SL.  “Targeted Therapies and Cardiotoxicity.”  ACPE-accredited 30-minute program presented to hematology/oncology pharmacists at the 2009 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists’ Association (HOPA) Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, June 20, 2009. 

Scarpace, SL.  “Head and Neck Cancers Update.”  Board Certified Oncology Pharmacists (BCOP) Recertification CE program presented during the 2008 American Society of Health-system Pharmacy Midyear Clinical Meeting, Orlando, FL, December 9, 2008. 

Scarpace, SL.  “Targeted Drug Therapy: An Update in Oncology Treatment.”  ACPE-accredited 1-hour CE program (UPN: 280-000-08-116-L01-P) presented to pharmacists as part of American Health Resources, Inc. PHARMEd: Continuing Education Programs for Pharmacists symposium, Springfield, MA, December 4, 2008. 

Scarpace, S.  “Head and Neck Cancers Update.”  Board Certified Oncology Pharmacists (BCOP) Recertification CE program presented during the American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2008 Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY, October 21, 2008. 

Scarpace, SL.  “Cervical Cancer.”  ACPE-accredited 2-hour CE program presented during the 2008 national Lambda Kappa Sigma convention, Savannah, GA, August 7, 2008. 

Scarpace, SL.  “Significant Papers in Hematology/Oncology: Head and Neck Cancer.”  ACPE-accredited CE program presented to pharmacists at the 3rd annual HOPA meeting, Denver Convention Center, Denver, CO.; June 14, 2007.

Invited Presentations - New York State Meetings

Scarpace, SL.  “Oncology New Drug Update.”  1.5-hour ACPE-accredited CE program presented to pharmacists at the Capital Testing Services Pharmacy Clinical Practice and Law Update program; Holiday Inn Airport, Buffalo, NY, April 17, 2015 and Holiday Inn Airport, Rochester, NY, April 18, 2015.

Scarpace SL.  “Oncology Medication Safety.”  1-hour ACPE accredited CE program presented to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians during the New York State Council of Health-systems Pharmacists (NYSCHP) Annual Assembly, Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY, May 4, 2013.

Scarpace, SL.  “Oral Chemotherapy.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited webinar given to the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), December 19, 2012.

Scarpace, SL.  “Biosimilars.”  30-minute presentation give to pharmacists from NYS Schools of Pharmacy, agencies in the NYS Department of Health, NYS pharmacy associations, NYS Board of Pharmacy, managed care companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers at the NYS Pharmacy Conference, Albany, NY, December 14, 2012.

Scarpace, SL.  “Oral Chemotherapy: considerations for practice.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited CE program Presented to the North Carolina  Oncology Pharmacists Association (NCOP) 10th annual meeting, Umstead Resort, Cary, NC, August 11, 2012.

Scarpace, SL.  “Colon Cancer.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited CE program plus home study materials and exam developed and presented to pharmacists as part of the New York State Council of Health-systems Pharmacy (NYSCHP) Oncology Pharmacy Certificate Program, Manhattan, NY, November 5, 2011.

Repeated  at the NYSCHP Annual Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 4, 2012.

Scarpace, SL.  “Monoclonal Antibodies and Targeted Therapies.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited CE program plus home study materials and exam developed and presented to pharmacists as part of the New York State Council of Health-systems Pharmacy (NYSCHP) Oncology Pharmacy Certificate Program, Manhattan, NY, November 4, 2011.

Repeated at the NYSCHP Annual Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 3, 2012.

Scarpace, SL.  “Oncologic Emergencies.”  ACPE-accredited 1-hour presentation for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians at the New York State Council of Health-systems Pharmacists (NYSCHP) Annual Assembly, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 7, 2010. 

Scarpace SL, Dominelli A. Cancer screening, prevention, and early detection course as a vehicle for Roadmap 2015. Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) annual meeting, Chicago, IL, July 19-23, 2008.

Honors

Experiential Education Director’s Award, 2015

“Professional Organization Advisor of the Year”, 2011

Nominated at least once for “Preceptor of Year” by ACPHS students, 2011-2012

Nominated for “Professional Teacher of the Year” by ACPHS students, April 2011

Named "Advisor of the Year" (2010-2011) for role as faculty advisor to ACPHS chapter of Colleges Against Cancer. Colleges Against Cancer was also recognized as the College's "Professional Organization of the Year" in 2010-11.

Professional Affiliations

Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists’ Association (HOPA) – www.hoparx.org   

President-elect/President/President. March 2015 – March 2018

Health Policy Committee - Chair.  2012 – 2014

Board of Directors - 2010 – 2012

Chair, Education Committee – 2009 – 2010

Education and Standards Committee – Vice Chair. 2008 – 2009

Education and Planning Committee.  2006 – 2008

Member since 2005

Co-Lead, Northeastern Region, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/NYS Future of Nursing, 2012 – 2015

Northeastern New York Society of Health-systems Pharmacists (NENYSHP)

Immediate Past-President/President/President-elect, 2007 – 2010

Delegate to NYSCHP, House of Delegates, 2005 – 2009

NYSCHP – NENYSHP, member since 2004

NYS Pharmacy Conference Secretary – 2011

New York State Council of Health-systems Pharmacists (NYSCHP)- Faculty Liaison, 2007 - 2009

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)

Program Committee Member, 2014 – present

Publications Committee Member, 2007 – 2008

Hematology/Oncology practice and research network (hmon-prn): Education and Planning Committee Member, 2006 - 2007

Full Member ACCP Active Member since 2004 

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) - Affiliate Member since 2003

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

Council of Deans Task Force on Interprofessional Education Advocacy. 2012 – 2013

Council of Faculties Pharmacy Practice Task Force on Advocacy, Team Leader. 2011 – 2012

Subgroup on Increasing Student and Resident Involvement in Advocacy, 2011-2012.

Member since 2004

Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) - Member since 2002.

Publication Reviewer

Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Review 1-2 manuscripts/year (2014-Present)

Cancer Management and Research. Review 1-2 manuscripts/year (2014-Present)

Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. Review 1-2 manuscripts/year (2014-Present)

Indian Journal of Medical Sciences.  Invited to review paper on head and neck cancer (2009)

American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. Reviewed 1 manuscript to date (2009)

American Journal of Health-systems Pharmacy. Review 1– 2 manuscripts/year (2008)

Pharmacotherapy. Review 1-2 manuscripts/year (2006-Present)

Current Medical Research and Opinion. Review 4-6 manuscripts/year (2006-Present)

Pharmacotherapy. (2005-Present)

Pharmacotherapy Essentials. 1st edition, Breast and Prostate cancer chapters (2006)

Administrative Service

Assistant Dean for Pharmacy Professional Affairs, 2010 - present

Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, August-November 2010

Interim Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, May-August 2010

Acting Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, July 2009 – May 2010

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice