Mucositis Guidelines Publications

The most recent update papers were first published in Supportive Care in Cancer in 2019-2020. A guideline summary paper was published in Cancer in 2020. As part of this update, the MASCC Mucositis Study Group performed a systematic review and published a set of publications on various interventions for oral mucositis and gastrointestinal mucositis, pathogenesis and risk prediction. 

The 2019/20 guidelines publications are available here.

The list of publications below captures the history of the guidelines and publications.

MASCC/ISOO Mucositis Guidelines, 2004, 2007, 2014

The first set of MASCC/ISOO Mucositis Guidelines was published in the journal Cancer in 2004, with updates published in 2007 and 2014. The 2014 guidelines were included in the National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) maintained by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) — a testament to their having met rigorous criteria, including a systematic literature review, systematically developed recommendations for optimal care, and assessment of benefits and harms of recommended treatments.

2014 MASCC/ISOO Clinical Practice Guidelines

2014 Guideline Translations 

  • Chinese alt - May 2016, Translation by Karis Cheng and E Cheng
  • French alt - Nov 2014
  • Greek alt - Nov 2014
  • Hindi alt - Jan 2017, Translation by Abhsihek Kandwal and Atul Batra 
  • Italian alt - Nov 2014
  • Japanese alt - Nov 2014
  • Portuguese alt - May 2016, Translation by Rui Amaral Mendes and Maria Elvira Correa
  • Spanish alt - May 2016, Translation by Rui Amaral Mendes, Pia Lopez Jornet
  • Turkish alt - Oct 2015, Translation by Elif Sozeri and Sevinc Kutluturkan

Publications Related to the 2014 Guidelines

Patient Education

The MSG has created a patient-friendly version of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Oral Mucositis. We hope it will be helpful for patients and for healthcare providers looking for resources for their patients.
Click here to download the Information Sheets.

2007 MASCC/ISOO Clinical Practice Guidelines

Updated clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and treatment of mucositis. Dorothy M. Keefe, Mark M. Schubert, Linda S. Elting, Stephen T. Sonis, Joel B. Epstein, Judith E. Raber-Durlacher, Cesar A. Migliorati, Deborah B. McGuire, Ronald D. Hutchins, Douglas E. Peterson; for the Mucositis Study Section of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and the International Society for Oral Oncology (ISOO). Cancer. 2007 Mar 1;109(5):820-31.

Publications Related to the 2007 Guidelines

2004 MASCC/ISOO Clinical Practice Guidelines and Related Publication