"I joined the very first MASCC meeting in Bruges, Belgium in 1992, which was chaired by Jean Klastersky. He announced the Study Groups during the general assembly, and welcomed MASCC members to join one or more of these. I tried the Study Groups for antiemetics and for infections and found that I was welcomed in both Groups. I had a few publications in antiemetics and none in infections (at that time) and nobody knew my name.

So I really think MASCC is a chance for young investigators to meet and discuss supportive care issues with more experienced colleagues."

- Jørn Herrstedt, MD, DMSci, Odense, Denmark