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MASCC Statement on Immigration Policy 
The strength of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer is in being multinational, having members in over 60 countries. We celebrate the engagement in supportive care of our members from countries all around the world and the diversity of approaches to improving the lives of those with cancer. Our members focus on improving the wellbeing of others by sharing our experiences and knowledge freely with each other. With our meeting planned for Washington this year, we are disturbed by the possibility of not being able to engage with all our valued membership because of changes to US Immigration policy. We will advocate for any of our members who face being unable to obtain a visa to attend.

Having the meeting in Washington this year provides a challenge, but also an opportunity to be in just the right place to demonstrate that a large group of dedicated clinicians and researchers will not be disrupted in meeting together to focus on caring for others, since, when this is the aim, the outcomes will always trump those of marginalizing and demeaning others. We believe that the suburban location will provide our delegates a secure meeting place. We want our members to keep MASCC great by demonstrating our dedication to the international dissemination of the best supportive care, which makes excellent cancer care possible.

~ Prof Ian Olver AM, President of MASCC


Supportive Care in Cancer
Journal of MASCC
MASCC’s journal, Supportive Care in Cancer, provides its members and the multidisciplinary supportive care research, program and practice communities with access to current, high-quality, leading-edge scientific papers, reviews and commentaries to facilitate the delivery of supportive care for cancer patients and their families. Access to the online journal is a benefit of MASCC membership.

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MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting
Each year, MASCC joins with the international Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) to convene the MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting. This multinational and multidisciplinary conference is an opportunity for professionals and trainees from diverse fields to share their knowledge and collaborate on research and the best new practices in supportive cancer care. Topics address new treatments and technologies to manage the symptoms of cancer and side effects of therapy, as well as psychosocial and economic concerns. Annual events include plenary and parallel sessions, multidisciplinary workshops, e-posters, study group meetings, and social events. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in improving supportive care and quality of life for people with cancer and cancer survivors

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in Supportive Care in Cancer

2017 MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting
Washington DC, USA  •  June 22-24
Annual Meeting Chair Rachel Gibson invites you to Join Us!
Early registration & info  Deadline April 5, 2017

2016 Annual Meeting HIGHLIGHTS!
2016 Webcast are available
2016 Supportive Care Interviews (88 Videos)
2016 Adelaide Photo Gallery is Here!

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MASCC and Its Mission
The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) is an international multidisciplinary organization dedicated to research, practice, and education in all aspects of supportive care for people with cancer, regardless of the stage of their disease. Membership is open to medical oncologists, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, and others interested in supportive care. MASCC holds an annual joint meeting with the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO), which addresses oral complications secondary to cancer and its treatment.

What is Supportive Care?
Supportive care in cancer is the prevention and management of the symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatment across the cancer continuum from diagnosis to the end of life. It includes support for patients, their families, and their caregivers. At MASCC, we believe that supportive care improves both quality of care and quality of life. 

MASCC Study Groups
MASCC members can participate in up to three Study Groups, each focused on a different aspect of supportive care. Study Groups work on research and educational projects, develop practice guidelines, correspond throughout the year, and hold a business meeting at the MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting.

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