Oral Care


Leadership
CHAIR
Cherry L. Estilo, DDS
USA
  VICE-CHAIR
Erin Watson, DMD, MHSc
Canada

 

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Mission and Goals

The Oral Care Study Group’s major goals are to enhance knowledge of the wide range of oral complications associated with cancer therapies and to support the translation into improved clinical management for patients. The group’s objectives are to understand the clinical impact of the wide variety of oral complications. These include xerostomia, dysgeusia, dysphagia, oral pain, fungal infection, viral infection, osteoradionecrosis, osteonecrosis from bisphosphonates, dental disease and trismus.

The Study Group aims to develop and coordinate new evidence-based management guidelines. In addition, the Oral Care Study Group serves as a resource for collaborative research efforts among members of this group as well as other members of MASCC and ISOO. Another focus of the Oral Care Study Group is education for members of MASCC and ISOO. The group will undertake multiple, systematic reviews of the incidence and prevalence or oral complications of cancer therapy, as well as their management, effects on quality of life, and economic impact. Efforts are underway to establish a multicenter study of members of the Oral Care Study group to prospectively collect data on various outcomes related to oral complications of cancer therapy.


 Study Group Activities
Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines & Summaries
Publications

A systematic review of dental disease management in cancer patients. Hong CHL, Hu S, Haverman T, Stokman M, Napeñas JJ, Braber JB, Gerber E, Geuke M, Vardas E, Waltimo T, Jensen SB, Saunders DP. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Jan;26(1):155-174. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3829-y.

A systematic review of oral herpetic viral infections in cancer patients: commonly used outcome measures and interventions. Elad S, Ranna V, Ariyawardana A, Correa ME, Tilly V, Nair RG, Rouleau T, Logan RM, Pinto A, Charette V, Saunders DP, Jensen SB; on behalf of the Viral Infections Section, Oral Care Study Group, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)/International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO). Support Care Cancer. 2017 Feb;25(2):687-700. doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3477-7. 

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Study Group Annual Report