MASCC News

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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New Course on the MASCC Educational Portal on Opioid Induced Constipation

2021    Opioids can provide pain relief for people with later-stage cancer. However, these drugs can also have adverse effects, including constipation. The Opioid Induced Constipation course has two modules. As a member you have access to these on-demand courses. Make sure to optimize your membership benefit and learn about this important topic today by logging on here

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Editor’s Pick: “Supportive care needs and service use during palliative care in family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer: a prospective longitudinal study”

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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Member Spotlight: 2020 Annual Meeting Travel Scholarships Winner - Eugeniia Ananeva

2021    Over several newsletter editions, MASCC will feature one of the winners of the 2020 Annual Meeting Travel Scholarships.  MASCC’s annual travel scholarships are part of our organization’s commitment to increasing the attendance of oncology healthcare professionals from low-income countries at our annual meetings. MASCC provides travel scholarships for this purpose in cases where attendance would not be possible without financial assistance. For more information on recent award recipients, click here.

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Member Spotlight: 2020 Young Investigator Award - Uttiya Deb

2021    Over several newsletter editions, MASCC will feature one of the winners of the 2020 Young Investigators Award (YIA).  Every year, MASCC presents the YIA to recognize outstanding new-to-the-field investigators’ research accomplishments. The award is open to all junior investigators who have submitted an abstract to an upcoming MASCC annual meeting. YIAs are awarded to the first authors of the five abstracts with the highest scores. These abstracts are chosen from the top 10 percent of all abstracts submitted to the annual meeting.  For more information on recent award recipients, click here

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We Wish You Well, Leslie Johnson!

2021    Leslie Johnson will be departing MASCC, her last day will be February 19, 2021. As of February 20, 2021, please direct any questions related to Study Groups and Sponsorship to Melissa Chin at [email protected] until we are able to secure a replacement. We appreciate your patience during this transitionary period. 

Leslie has conveyed her enjoyment in working with MASCC and our members. We thank Leslie for her contributions to MASCC to-date and wish her the best of success in all future endeavors.

MASCC/ISOO 2021 Annual Meeting - New Format, New Opportunities

2021    Due to the 2021 Annual Meeting being an entirely virtual event, we have decided to replace the "traditional" three days of workshops with several hour-long sessions running throughout the program, including a live question and answer element. Stay tuned for specific details in upcoming newsletters, on our website, and through our social media channels. Our event platform will also incorporate a state-of-the-art networking facility where delegates with similar fields of interest will be able to easily connect online, either in groups or individually. 

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Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels Recognized as a MASCC Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer

2021    

MASCC is proud to announce that the Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels, Belgium has been recognized as a MASCC-Designated Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer. The hospital is a research institute of the Université libre de Bruxelles and specializes in oncology. The Institute hosts various multi-professional teams for supportive care, including a Pain and other symptoms Management Team, a Psycho-oncology Unit, a Nursing and palliative Care Unit, and a Physiotherapy Unit. Occupational therapy and end-of-life care are offered in the Institute. The application was organized by MASCC Member, Dominique Lossignol, MD, Head of the Supportive Care Unit at the Institute. Lossignol is responsible for clinical and administrative supervision of the unit.

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MASCC/ISOO members invited to submit MRONJ

2021    MASCC/ISOO members invited to submit MRONJ research to Frontiers in Oral Health and Oral Surgery
Guest Editors: Josiah Eyeson, Vinod Patel, and Ourania Nicolatou-Galitis

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Introducing the MASCC Awards Committee and MASCC Awards

2021    MASCC has a wonderful tradition of awarding prizes to recognize the best research and contributions of both MASCC members and the supportive cancer care community. This month, we’d like to share the details on how these awards and the committee that manages these awards. The committee is made up of a Chair and members, who discuss all applications and rank winners.

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Job Postings: New Career Opportunities and Fellowship Listings

2021    MASCC Career Opportunities and Fellowship Listings

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Special Announcement: MASCC/ISOO 2021 Annual Meeting Moves to a Virtual Experience

2021    The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to postpone the MASCC/ISOO 2020 Annual Meeting, and it has forced us to convert the 2021 Annual Meeting into a totally virtual event. The dates of the Annual meeting are unchanged (June 24-26, 2021), and each day will have a “live” program timed to specific time zones (i.e., Day 1 – British Summer Time; Day 2 – Eastern Daylight Time; Day 3 – Australian Central Standard Time). In addition, there will also be many more pre-recorded sessions (e.g., “parallel sessions”, “meet the expert sessions”), and all of the live / pre-recorded sessions will be accessible during and after the Annual Meeting. The e-poster sessions will now be e-video sessions (see below). Obviously, the social events will now be virtual, but we hope just as entertaining as in previous years!

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Member Spotlight: 2020 Young Investigator Award - Emily Lam

2021    Over several newsletter editions, MASCC will feature one of the winners of the 2020 Young Investigators Award (YIA).  Every year, MASCC presents the YIA to recognize outstanding new-to-the-field investigators’ research accomplishments. The award is open to all junior investigators who have submitted an abstract to an upcoming MASCC annual meeting. YIAs are awarded to the first authors of the five abstracts with the highest scores. These abstracts are chosen from the top 10 percent of all abstracts submitted to the annual meeting.  For more information on recent award recipients, click here

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Member Spotlight: 2020 Annual Meeting Travel Scholarships Winner - Vesile Yildiz Kabak

2021    Over several newsletter editions, MASCC will feature one of the winners of the 2020 Annual Meeting Travel Scholarships.  MASCC’s annual travel scholarships are part of our organization’s commitment to increasing the attendance of oncology healthcare professionals from low-income countries at our annual meetings. MASCC provides travel scholarships for this purpose in cases where attendance would not be possible without financial assistance. For more information on recent award recipients, click here.

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