Testimonials

MASCC Member Testimonials

Here is what members of MASCC have to say about their experiences with the association.
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Testimonials

"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!.."

- Dr. Christine Boers-Doets, Netherlands

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"I joined MASCC in 2007 after a colleague told me about MASCC. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 35,000 new cases of cancer in Kenya every year (Kenya has a population of approximately 35 million), but only about 4,500 cases are documented. Cancer affects all ages in Kenya, but is now more common in young adults due to HIV/AIDS..."

Zipporah Ali, MD, MPHNairobi, Kenya

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"My name is Rachel Riechelmann, I am a medical oncologist who works in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I first joined MASCC in 2005, when I was an oncology resident at the University of Sao Paulo. Once I started receiving the Supportive Care in Cancer (SCC) journal, the articles of it enticed my interest to the field of supportive care in cancer. However, at that time all I could do was study the subject..."

- Rachel Riechelmann, MD, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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"I have been a member of the MASCC since 1993. At that time the Supportive Care in Cancer journal was the only source of review articles of much needed clinical topics i.e. antiemetics, mucositis, febrile neutropenia, and pain. I think it remains the principal journal for this area. Also you could read research articles and find new data but also follow the methodology to start your own supportive care research. In the Journal, you were timely informed about new supportive care interventions and drugs, i.e. GCSFs, bisphoshonates, EPO, their role and place in treatment..."

- Snežana Bošnjak, MD, PhD, Belgrade, Serbia

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"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..."

- Jørn Herrstedt, MD, DMSci, Odense, Denmark

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"I am a new investigator having graduated with a PhD in Medicine from The University of Adelaide, Australia in December 2006. I have been successful in obtaining a Cancer Council South Australia Travel Grant in 2005, 2006 and 2007 to travel to the annual Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) meeting. I have also been invited to travel to Boston to work in the laboratory of Professor Steve Sonis, an internationally recognised expert in oral mucositis, who I met through MASCC...."

- Joanne Bowen, PhD, MPhil, B.HSc, Adelaide, Australia

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