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MASCC Antiemetic Guidelines
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Organizing and Overall Meeting Chairs:  Matti Aapro, MD, Richard J. Gralla, MD, Jørn Herrstedt, MD, DMSci, Alex Molassiotis, RN, PhD, Fausto Roila, MD for the ESMO/MASCC Guidelines Working Group.

The MASCC/ESMO Antiemetic Guidelines have been updated as of March, 2016. The revised guidelines are based on the Copenhagen Consensus Conference on Antiemetic Therapy, June 2015, and have been endorsed by both MASCC and ESMO. 

MASCC and ESMO Consensus Guidelines for the Prevention of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines. F. Roila, A. Molassiotis, J. Herrstedt, M. Aapro, R. J. Gralla, E. Bruera, et al. On behalf of the participants of the MASCC/ESMO Consensus Conference Copenhagen 2015. Ann Oncol. 2016; 27(suppl 5):v119-v133, 2016. 

The previous version of the Antiemetic Guidelines was based on the Consensus Guideline Meeting held in Perugia, Italy, June 2009. 

Guideline Update for MASCC and ESMO in the Prevention of Chemotherapy- and Radiotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting: Results of the Perugia Consensus Conference. F. Roila, J. Herrstedt, M. Aapro, R. J. Gralla, L. H. Einhorn, E. Ballatori, et al. On behalf of the ESMO/MASCC Guidelines Working Group. Ann Oncol. 2010;21(suppl 5):v232-43.

Consensus Recommendation Papers

The full-text versions of the 2016 MASCC/ESMO Consensus Recommendation papers from Supportive Care in Cancer (Vol. 27, Supplement 5, 2016), which reflect the conclusions of the 2015 Consensus Conference, are available, courtesy of MASCC and Springer. 

The full-text versions of the 2010 MASCC/ESMO Antiemetic Guideline papers from Supportive Care in Cancer (Vol. 19, Supplement 1, March 2011) are also available courtesy of MASCC and Springer. These papers represent a detailed summary of the deliberations from the Consensus Guideline Meeting in Perugia, Italy, June 2009. 

download  Download the Guideline Slide Set

English - Version 1.2 - Updated March 2016   |   Guidelines-English    |   2016 Guidelines-English  (pptx)


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Translations of the 2016 Guidelines  -  Translation Policy   
  For more translation information please contact Anne Young at ayoung@mascc.org

German - ( Version 1.2 ) Translated  May 2016MASCC Guidelines German   |   MASCC Guidelines German  (pptx)
Translation provided by ASORS

Japanese Translation ( Version 1.2 ) - Translated May 2016 - MASCC Guidelines Japanese    |   MASCC Guidelines Japanese  (ppt)
Translated by Springer and reviewed by JASCC


icon  Translations of the 2010 Guidelines 

Arabic - Translated June 2010MASCC Guidelines Arabic 
Translated by Bassam Estfan

Chinese - Translated  April 2011MASCC Guidelines Chinese    |   MASCC Guidelines Chinese  (ppt)
Translation provided by Shiyong Wang

French- Translated April 2012MASCC Guidelines French    |   MASCC Guidelines French  (ppt)

Greek - Translated  November 2010MASCC Guidelines Greek    |   MASCC Guidelines Greek  (pps)
Translated by Ourania Nicolatou-Galitis and Erofili Papadopoulou

Portuguese - Translated March 2011MASCC Guidelines Portuguese    |   MASCC Guidelines Portuguese  (ppt)

Russian - Translated  August 2011MASCC Guidelines Russian   |   MASCC Guidelines Russian  (ppt)
Translated by Anton Snegovoy

Serbian - Translated  April 2013MASCC Guidelines Serbian   |   MASCC Guidelines Serbian  (ppt)
Translated by Snezana Bosnjak, Jelena Dimitrijevic and Ana Vujovic

Spanish - Translated August 2011MASCC Guidelines Spanish   |   MASCC Guidelines Spanish  (ppt)
Translated by Alvaro Menendez

Turkish - Translated  August 2010 - MASCC_Guidelines-Turkish   |    MASCC Guidelines Turkish  (ppt)
Translated by Ahmet Sezer, Ali Ayberk Besen, Huseyin Abali


MASCC Endorsed Guideline Partnerships

Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Anticipatory Nausea and Vomiting Due to Chemotherapy in Pediatric Cancer Patients
The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) has published "Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Anticipatory Nausea and Vomiting due to Chemotherapy in Pediatric Cancer Patients” (April 2014). This evidence-based guideline contains recommendations for optimizing control of anticipatory nausea and vomiting  in children from 1 month to 18 years of age who are receiving chemotherapy. Recommendations for both pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions are included.  >> Read the Guideline  *Disclaimer* The evidence used in formulating this guideline was rated as "low level" by the authors and much of it was derived from evidence in the adult population, rather than a pediatric population. While the conclusions have face validity, the strength of the recommendations is limited by a dearth of high-quality data. There remains a need for more studies in the pediatric population. 

Acute AINV Guideline for Pediatric Cancer Patients
The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) has published “Guideline for the Prevention of Acute Nausea and Vomiting due to Antineoplastic Medication in Pediatric Cancer Patients” (April 2014). The purpose of this guideline is to provide healthcare providers with an approach to the prevention of acute antineoplastic-induced nausea and vomiting (AINV) in children. The scope is limited to the prevention of AINV in the acute phase (within 24 hours of antineoplastic administration).  >> Quick Review Summary


MASCC Antiemetic Guidelines © 2016 MASCC, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer™ •  All rights reserved worldwide.
For Questions or additional information, contact Executive Director, Aage Schultz,  aschultz@mascc.org