What is MASCC?

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The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) is an international multidisciplinary organization dedicated to research and education in all aspects of supportive care for people with cancer regardless of the stage of their disease. Founded in 1990, MASCC now includes members in more than 70 countries. 

Because supportive care encompasses all aspects of care, it involves a variety of disciplines and specialists. Membership is open to medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, pharmacists, social workers, dietitians, outcomes specialists, psychologists, statisticians, infectious disease specialists, educators, representatives from industry and nonprofit sectors, and others interested in supportive care. MASCC is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 corporation.

In 1998, MASCC joined forces with the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO), an organization that addresses the management of complications arising in oral tissues secondary to cancer and its treatment. MASCC and ISOO hold a joint Annual Meeting each June.

MASCC History

Now we are 30: 10 more years of MASCC
- Ian N. Olver, Melissa Chin, Rajesh V. Lalla
Supportive Care in Cancer Journal  2021. 29:1713-1718

An oral history of MASCC, its origin and development from MASCC's beginnings to 2009 alt
- Cynthia N. Rittenberg, Judith L. Johnson and Gerald M. Kuncio
Supportive Care in Cancer Journal  
2010. 18(6)::775-784

View historical list of past annual meetings, meeting chairs and past MASCC Presidents.

About ISOO

ISOO Purpose
The purpose of the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) is to promote scientific exchange among health care professionals in oncology about cytotoxic therapy and its impact on the oral environment (including tissues, health and function). The Society provides a multidisciplinary forum for scientists and clinicians to focus on the following areas:

  • Concepts associated with oral consequences of antineoplastic therapy
  • Novel strategies germane to cancer research
  • Educational pursuits related to cancer and oral morbidity associated with cancer therapy
  • Scientific diversity through collaboration

ISOO Mission
To promote scientific exchange among health care professionals in oncology, cytotoxic therapy and its impact on the oral environment. The Society provides a multidisciplinary forum for scientists and clinicians to focus on:

  • Concepts associated with oral consequences of antineoplastic therapy
  • Novel strategies germane to cancer research
  • Educational pursuits related to cancer and cancer therapy oral morbidity
  • Scientific diversity through collaboration

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What is Supportive Care?

Supportive care in cancer is the prevention and management of the adverse effects of cancer and its treatment. This includes management of physical and psychological symptoms and side effects across the continuum of the cancer experience from diagnosis through treatment to post-treatment care. Supportive care aims to improve the quality of rehabilitation, secondary cancer prevention, survivorship, and end-of-life care.

The following are just a few of the ways that supportive care makes excellent cancer care possible:

  • alleviation of symptoms and complications of cancer
  • prevention or reduction or treatment toxicities
  • improved communication between patients and caregivers about disease and prognosis
  • increased tolerance, and thus benefits, of active therapy
  • easing of the emotional burden for patients and caregivers
  • psychosocial support for cancer survivors

 


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