How has MASCC impacted your career?
I became a MASCC member in 2010. At that time I was already a PhD student on mucocutaneous adverse events resulting from targeted cancer therapies. So in my opinion, on a scale from 1-10, my expertise in this field was about a 9-9,5. I became aware that I needed to adjust this number a little bit when I joined the annual meeting for the first time. My level of expertise was not 9 or 9,5, it was more like 0,5 or a 1! There is so many adverse event knowledge out there, I wasn’t aware off before I joined MASCC. This was a real gamechanger. Since then I became really successful in managing adverse events effectively. My level of expertise? It is now really a 9,5! I’m so successful now in adverse event management that I never need to apply a dose reduction or a dose delay anymore due to unresolved adverse events. I develop a strategy, the TARGET strategy to help others to become as successful as I am in adverse event management. Many MASCC members contributed to this book. So, in summary I can state that everything I know about adverse events and their management, I know from MASCC and his members!

Why do you enjoy being a part of the association?
What I love most about MASCC is that it is like a big family. Every time I need support, I get it. Fast, and the answer is of high expertise. I get insights and collaboration. Two MASCC members became my thesis advisors. And now I have my PhD in this field. When you want to become truly successful in adverse event management, you need to become a MASCC member and attend the annual meeting. No Doubt!

- Dr. Christine Boers-Doets, Netherlands