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Distinguished Service Award Nominations — Deadline: April 1, 2020

Nominations for MASCC’s Distinguished Service Award are due April 1, 2020 and may be made by any current member of MASCC in good standing.

January 2020 - Society News

In the January MASCC Society News 2020 issue, MASCC is pleased to announce the first four MASCC-Designated Centers of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer. We also announce four Pre-Conference Workshops scheduled for our 2020 Annual Meeting in Seville. MASCC President Dr. Rajesh Lalla discusses the status of some MASCC initiatives launched in 2019. We bring you a report of the inaugural Best of MASCC Singapore meeting (November 30), the first announcement of the Sapporo Conference for Palliative and Supportive Care in Cancer (August 21-22, 2020), and news of a funding opportunity for oncology nurses. As usual, we include several conference reminders and deadlines. We extend a warm welcome to new members who joined us in November. And we encourage every member to be a voice for MASCC!


Farewell to MASCC Web and Society News Editor, Toni Clark

MASCC is sad to announce that Toni Clark, MASCC Web and Society News Editor, will be retiring.  We thank her for her many contributions.  Her MASCC family sends wishes for much good fortune, safe travels and the best of luck.

Call for volunteers! Working Group on MASCC App

The objective is an easily searchable resource that can be used in the clinic or at the bedside to access current management practices in supportive oncology at the point of care. If you are interested in joining a MASCC Working Group to explore the possibility of developing such an appcontact Melissa.

Funding Opportunity for Oncology Nurses

The Oncology Nursing Society has announced an application deadline of February 7, 2020, for the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Oncology, which offers up to $100,000 in grant funding to nurse innovators with novel concepts, protocols, treatment approaches, or device ideas. 


Sapporo Conference for Palliative and Supportive Care in Cancer

The Sapporo Conference for Palliative and Supportive Care in Cancer, to be held August 21-22, 2020 in Sapporo, Japan, will feature a symposium on opioids and cancer pain, as well as sessions on the integration of oncology and palliative care, spiritual issues in palliative care, and psycho-oncology.

Report of the 2019 Best of MASCC Singapore Meeting

The National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) hosted the inaugural Best of MASCC Singapore meeting on November 30, 2019, with the theme of “Supporting Cancer Patients and Survivors.” 

2020 Pre-Conference Workshops Announced

The 2020 MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting, June 25-27 in Seville, Spain, will feature four Pre-Conference Workshops on the subjects of immuno-oncology toxicities, advances in mucositis research and practice, oral care and nutrition assessment of older adults, and new technologies for monitoring and management of patient-reported toxicities.

New MASCC Subgroup on Digital Health

The Executive Committee of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer has approved a Digital Health Subgroup to promote education and awareness of health technologies in supportive cancer care and to create research collaboration opportunities in digital health among MASCC members.

The First Four MASCC-Designated Centers of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer

MASCC is pleased to announce the first four MASCC-Designated Centers of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer. MASCC’s certification program, initiated in February 2019, aims to promote and recognize oncology centers around the world that demonstrate best practices in supportive cancer care by successfully integrating oncology and supportive care, upholding high standards, and maintaining comprehensive supportive care services.

December 2019 - Society News

In the December MASCC Society News 2019 issue, MASCC President Dr. Rajesh Lalla announces MASCC’s newest affiliate, the Japanese Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (JASCC). We congratulate Karen Mustian, PhD, MS, MPH, ACSM, FSBM, on having received the 2019 Debra Sivesind Career Award for her contributions to supportive cancer care. We have reports on recent supportive care meetings: the 2019 JASCC meeting in Aomori, Japan; the 2019 Best of MASCC India meeting in Mumbai; and the Third International Symposium held by the Russian Society of Supportive Care in Oncology, held in Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation. We bring you news of a cross-Canada initiative devoted to the management of cancer pain. In this issue, we also continue our exploration of MASCC and Social Media with “Part II: MASCC’s Social Media Strategy.” Also, please note below the approaching deadline for nominations to MASCC’s Board of Directors!

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