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Get the Most Out of Your MASCC Membership - Spanish

2022     Have you considered joining MASCC? New member wondering where to start? Our Spanish-language webinar on how to make the most of your MASCC membership is now available as a free recording:

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Congratulations to Our Newest Center of Excellence in Italy

2022     Congratulations to the "G. Mazzini" Hospital, Department of Oncology, Medical Oncology Unit in Teramo, Italy, our newest MASCC-Designated Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer. 

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Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended to April 20, 2022!

2022     We hope you’ll be joining us in Toronto from June 23-25 for our 2022 Annual Meeting*! The early bird registration deadline has been extended to April 20, 2022 - be sure to register by the deadline to take advantage of the reduced rate.

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Orofacial Supportive Care in Cancer

2022     Recently published through Springer, Orofacial Supportive Care in Cancer: A Contemporary Oral Oncology Perspective is an easy-to-use book which will equip clinicians and health care professionals with all the information that they need to identify and manage orofacial complications of cancer therapy. 

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Mucositis Guidelines Summary Paper "Top Cited" Paper for 2020-2021

2022     Congratulations to the members of the Mucositis Guidelines Leadership Group! Their guidelines summary paper is acknowledged as a “top cited” paper for 2020-2021 in Cancer journal.

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Call for Late-Breaker Abstracts

2022     This is the last chance to submit abstracts for the MASCC/ISOO 2022 Annual Meeting

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New Centers of Excellence Recognized in Italy and India

2022     We’re pleased to recognize our two newest MASCC-Designated Centers of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer: 

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2022 Stakeholder Engagement Survey

2022     We’re gathering feedback from our stakeholders (both members and non-members) to help us improve our services. Please share your opinions with us by completing this anonymous survey

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MASCC Patient Engagement Strategy

2021    MASCC is developing a strategy to engage people affected by cancer. Interestingly, there is no consistent language existing across geographical distinctions, with reference to a ‘consumer’, ‘patient advocate’ or other similar term. MASCC is conducting a global survey to hear from patient advocates/consumers about what matters most with language use as well as to understand what people see as effective engagement.

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AICSO - A New MASCC Affiliate

AICSO logo2019    MASCC has just signed an affiliate agreement with the Associação de Investigação e Cuidados de Suporte em Oncologia (AICSO), the Oncology Supportive Care Research Association in Portugal. AICSO Board member Dr. Andreia Capela has been instrumental in bringing about this partnership, which will increase the memberships of both organizations, support collaboration, and help to promote the goals of supportive care in cancer. AICSO, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit, public interest institution. Its aim is the integration of supportive care resources for cancer patients all along the cancer continuum. In recent years, the organization has been active in promoting an active lifestyle for all patients living with and beyond cancer. To meet its goals, AICSO promotes research programs and professional development in supportive cancer care, as well as helping to educate the public about the importance of supportive care for all cancer patients and survivors. AICSO is led by President Dr. Ana Joaquim and Vice-President Dr. Sandra Custódio who, as well as Dr. Capela, are medical oncologists. Find out more at

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New MASCC Book: Diagnosis, Management and Emerging Strategies for Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy

2021     Coming soon! Edited by MASCC’s own Maryam Lustberg and Charles Loprinzi, this book will be an essential resource for researchers and healthcare providers working with patients experiencing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN).

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Join the New Working Group on Patient-Reported Symptom Monitoring

2021     Our Oncodermatology Study Group is excited to announce the creation of a new Working Group on patient-reported symptom monitoring led by Dr Iris Walraven and Dr Corina van den Hurk.

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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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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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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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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

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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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 for more information and to download the Oral Mucositis Awareness Circle.

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.

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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