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Development of MASCC Guidance for the Use of Telemedicine in Cancer Survivorship

2021      The MASCC Survivorship Study Group is working on a follow-up to their article published in Supportive Care in Cancer 28(8): 3845-3488. Part 1 of this project includes a large overview of systematic reviews involving over 20 members within the Survivorship Group. Part 2 of the project will include development MASCC Guidance for the use of telemedicine in cancer survivorship. This work is particularly relevant for supportive care delivery and research in the post-COVID era.

Editor's Pick: Cancer-related cognitive impairment in patients with non-central nervous system malignancies: an overview for oncology providers from the MASCC Neurological Complications Study Group

2021    Throughout the year, we will share articles from the MASCC journal Supportive Care in Cancer. The “Editor’s Pick” section, chosen by the journal’s Editor-In-Chief, Dr Fred Ashbury, PhD, will cover a variety of topics to meet the many interests of our membership.

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New Subgroup in Exercise Oncology

2021     We’re excited to announce that our Survivorship Study Group is launching a new Subgroup in Exercise Oncology. Led by Prof Ray Chan and Dr Marg Fitch, the new Subgroup is already generating a lot of interest among members, with a number of intriguing research areas proposed. The group plans to initially focus on: 1) research on people with metastatic disease, 2) implementation science in exercise oncology, and 3) research on clinical outcomes through exercise for cancer survivors. Collaboration with other Study Groups will be a priority for the new Subgroup, including the Fatigue, Geriatrics, and Neurological Complications Study Groups, among others.

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In Memory of Ed Rubenstein

Edward Rubenstein2021    A long-time member, leader, and advocate for MASCC, Ed Rubenstein sadly passed away recently at the age of 63. As well as being instrumental in the development of MASCC’s mucositis and febrile neutropenia guidelines, Ed was also a warm and charismatic person who will be greatly missed by many. Many of our long-time members have shared their remembrances of Ed, his life and his work.

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Congratulations to our Newest MASCC-Designated Centers of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer

2021    We’re delighted to announce three new MASCC-Designated Centers of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer:

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New Partnership with SBOC

Brazilian Society of Clinical Oncology 2021    We’re excited to announce our most recent MOU partner: the Brazilian Society of Clinical Oncology (Sociedade Brasileira de Oncologia Clínica, or SBOC). SBOC is the national organization representing clinical oncologists in Brazil. Founded in 1981, it operates in many areas, including training and research, continuing education, health policies, professional advocacy, and national and international relations. In view of the growing importance of this specialty, SBOC seeks to constantly improve itself as a reflective, purposeful, collaborative and enterprising organization, aiming to contribute to the strengthening of oncology in Brazil and around the world. Brazilian members of MASCC are invited to learn more about the benefits of SBOC membership at https://www.sboc.org.br/associe-se.

MASCC Staff Updates

2021    MASCC Staff Updates: We’re pleased to introduce our newest team members Ruxandra Nedu - MASCC Associate Director, Jocelyn White - Events and Marketing Manager and Sylvia Black our Communications Specialist. 



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New Online Learning Course on Geriatric Oncology

2021    A new online learning course has been added to our library: Geriatric Oncology During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Editor's Pick: Financial worry and psychological distress among cancer survivors in the United States, 2013—2018

2021    Throughout the year, we will share articles from the MASCC journal Supportive Care in Cancer. The “Editor’s Pick” section, chosen by the journal’s Editor-In-Chief, Dr. Fred Ashbury, PhD, will cover a variety of topics to meet the many interests of our membership.

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Oral Mucositis Awareness Day April 6

2021    Participate in Oral Mucositis Awareness Day this coming Tuesday, April 6!  This is an advocacy effort in support of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Awareness Week and in support of Esophageal, Oral, and Head & Neck Cancer Awareness month. Oral Mucositis can take cancer patients by surprise. Many report that when it comes to this side effect, they feel lost, in pain, isolated, unsupported, and on their own. Help raise awareness by posting the Oral Mucositis Awareness Circle on social media, along with Oral Mucositis tips and information - use the tags #MoreThanASore,  #OMAD21,  #OralMucositis. Visit MucositisAwareness.org for more information and to download the Oral Mucositis Awareness Circle.

Inaugural MASCC Terry Langbaum Survivorship Fellows

2021    The Survivorship and Palliative Care SGs called for expressions of interest late last year from early- to mid- career researchers to lead our new research efforts to advance survivorship care for people living with metastatic cancer. As a result of that process, two outstanding researchers - Drs Jasmine Yee and Nicolas Hart have been selected to be the inaugural recipients of the MASCC Terry Langbaum Survivorship Fellowship.

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Editor’s Pick: “A perfect storm and patient-provider breakdown in communication: two mechanisms underlying practice gaps in cancer-related fatigue guidelines implementation”

2021    Throughout the year, we will share articles from the MASCC journal Supportive Care in Cancer. The “Editor’s Pick” section, chosen by the journal’s Editor-In-Chief, Dr. Fred Ashbury, PhD, will cover a variety of topics to meet the many interests of our membership.

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Two New Education Courses Available

2021    As a MASCC member, you have free access to two new on-demand courses now available in the Education Portal.

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2021 MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting - Plenary Highlights

2021    Early bird registration closes April 28! Reserve your spot today to take part in the pre-eminent multidisciplinary conference on supportive care in cancer. Reserve Now. Highlights here include: COVID-19 Plenary Session and Meet the Expert Sessions. View all the 2021 program highlights.

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Upcoming Webinar: Geriatric Oncology During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2021 - Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EDT.  Join this webinar hosted by the MASCC Geriatrics Study Group (GSG) for a timely and informative discussion on supportive care in older cancer patients during the pandemic. Featured Speaker: Dr Armin Shahrokni - Supportive Care in Older Patients with Cancer: Virtual Care, its Innovations and Challenges in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Learn more and reserve your spot.

April Job Postings: New Career Opportunities and Fellowship Listings

2021    Supportive Care Clinical and Research Positions - APRIL: Seidman Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic, Cancer Support Community Research and Training Institute.

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Now we are 30: 10 more years of MASCC - Ian Olver

2021    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

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MASCC President Elect and Board Member Maryam Lustberg Named Director of The Breast Center and Chief of Breast Medical Oncology

2021    MASCC President Elect and Board Member Maryam Lustberg, MD, MPH, has been appointed Director of The Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Chief of Breast Medical Oncology at Yale Cancer Center. She will also join the faculty at Yale Cancer Center as an Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology).

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MASCC/ISOO 2021 Annual Meeting - Help Spread the Word!

2021    Our 2021 Annual Meeting will take place virtually on June 24-26.  A Promotional Toolkit is now available - here will find PowerPoint slide sets, banners, adverts, and signature banners to use in your email signature files. We encourage all members to take advantage of these resources and let your colleagues know about MASCC and our next meeting. 

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MASCC/ISOO 2021: Program Highlights

2021     The MASCC/ISOO 2021Annual Meeting focuses on several themes of critical importance in supportive cancer care, including: the impact of COVID-19 and the pandemic on supportive cancer care, bioethics, cardio-oncology, and models of supportive care.  There will also be sessions on MASCC’s various Study Groups. For all of the program highlights, click here.

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