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MASCC Palliative Care Study Group

Leadership

Chair: Andrew Davies, MD - UK
Vice-Chair: David Hui, MD
- USA
Vice-Chair: Gregory Crawford, MD - Australia
For more information or to contact this Study Group Leadership, please send your inquiry to mascc.office@mascc.org

Study Group Minutes
2017 Minutes  Annual Meeting - Washington, D.C.

Goal

The goal of this study group is to foster international collaborations related to education and research in supportive and palliative oncology to improve the quality of cancer care.


Past Workshops


Recent Projects

Updated MASCC/ESMO Consensus Recommendations for Management of Nausea and Vomiting in Advanced Cancer
Updated MASCC/ESMO Consensus Recommendations for Management of Nausea and Vomiting in Advanced Cancer.
Walsh D, Davis M, Ripamonti C, Bruera E, Davies A, Molassiotis A. 2016 updated MASCC/ESMO consensus recommendations: management of nausea and vomiting in advanced cancer. Support Care Cancer 2017; 25: 333-40.

Referral Criteria for Outpatient Speciality Palliative Cancer Care
Referral Criteria for Outpatient Speciality Palliative Cancer Care: An International Consensus. Hui D, Mori M, Watanabe SM, Caraceni A, Strasser F, Saarto T, Cherny N, Glare P, Kaasa S, Bruera E. Referral criteria for outpatient specialty palliative cancer care: an international consensus. Lancet Oncol 2016 Dec;17(12):e552-e559.

MASCC/ESMO/EAPC Survey of Palliative Care Programs
MASCC/ESMO/EAPC Survey of Palliative Care Programs. Davis MP, Strasser F, Cherny N, Levan N. MASCC/ESMO/EAPC survey of palliative programs. Supportive Care in Cancer 2015; 23:1951-68.

Integration of Oncology and Palliative Care Programs
Indicators of Integration of Oncology and Palliative Care Programs: An International Consensus. Hui D, Bansal S, Strasser F, Morita T, Caraceni A, Davis M, Cherny N, Kaasa S, Currow D, Abernethy A, Nekolaichuk C, Bruera E. Ann Oncol. 2015 Sep;26(9):1953-9.

Upcoming Projects

The Study Group plans to develop guidelines on the management of constipation in advanced cancer. Anyone interested in taking part in the project should email Dr. Andrew Davies (adavies12@nhs.net). We plan to begin this project after the 2017 Annual Meeting and to complete it by the end of the year.


Guidelines

Management of Cancer Pain: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines
Ripamonti CI, Santini D, Maranzano E, Berti M, Roila F; ESMO Guidelines Working Group..
Ann Oncol. 2012 Oct;23 Suppl 7:vii139-54.

Integration of Palliative Care Into Standard Oncology Care: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update
Ferrell BR, Temel JS, Temin S, Alesi ER, Balboni TA, Basch EM, Firn JI, Paice JA, Peppercorn JM, Phillips T, Stovall EL, Zimmermann C, Smith TJ. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Jan;35(1):96-112.

MASCC International Pain Management Center

Dr. Mellar Davis has created the MASCC International Pain Management Center, a web resource that provides (PDF) access to many consensus guidelines and position statements on pain management. The Center also contains teaching resources, books, and articles of interest.


Recent Member Publications

Recent Study Group member publications related to palliative care.


Relevant Journals and Organizations

American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine
BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
The Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology
Palliative Medicine
Progress in Palliative Care

European Association for Palliative Care
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care


Please contact the Study Group Chairs above with your questions.
MASCC Study Group Coordinator, Don Gubitosa