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MASCC Fatigue Study Group
Chair: Karen Mustian, PhD (Karen_mustian@urmc.rochester.edu) - USA
Study Group Minutes
The primary purpose of the Fatigue Study Group is research. The group’s goal is to conduct multidisciplinary pilot studies, initially at 1 to 3 institutions. Studies might address any of the following: (1) basic science on fatigue mechanisms, using animal models or laboratory settings; (2) translational studies, not only of basic science findings, but also of evidence-based guidelines; (3) aspects of fatigue in relation to the healthcare spectrum, including prevention, screening, detection, treatment, rehabilitation, survivorship, late effects, and palliative or end-of-life care; (4) collaborative work, focusing on fatigue, with other MASCC study groups.
A secondary purpose of the Fatigue Study Group is education. The group serves as a resource for MASCC and its members on cancer-related fatigue. This might involve identifying speakers and topics for scientific and plenary sessions at MASCC meetings, submitting publications to Supportive Care in Cancer, and providing information for the MASCC website on fatigue presentations, posters, resources, and Fatigue Study Group activities.
2016 Trainee and Early Investigator Awards
Each year, the Fatigue Study Group selects two outstanding young investigators from among fatigue-related research abstracts submitted to the meeting. The 2016 awards were presented at the MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting in Adelaide, Australia in June.
Junior Investigator Award
New Investigator Award
Cancer-Related Fatigue and Supportive Care
A Call for Collaboration
Other Recent Research
2017 Annual Meeting Workshop, June 22, Washington, DC
This workshop will be offered jointly by the following MASCC Study Groups: Fatigue; Palliative Care; Rehabilitation, Survivorship, and Quality of Life.
Kober KM, Smoot B, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Levine JD, Miaskowski C. Polymorphisms in Cytokine Genes Are Associated With Higher Levels of Fatigue and Lower Levels of Energy in Women After Breast Cancer Surgery. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Nov;52(5):695-708.e4.
Eshragh J, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Mastick J, Hamolsky D, Levine JD, Miaskowski C, Kober KM. Associations Between Neurotransmitter Genes and Fatigue and Energy Levels in Women After Breast Cancer Surgery. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Oct 5. [Epub ahead of print]
Bischel LE, Ritchie C, Kober KM, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Chen LM, Levine JD, Hammer M, Wright F, Miaskowski C. Age differences in fatigue, decrements in energy, and sleep disturbance in oncology patients receiving chemotherapy. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2016 Aug;23:115-23.
Kober KM, Dunn L, Mastick J, Cooper B, Langford D, Melisko M, Venook A, Chen LM, Wright F, Hammer M, Schmidt BL, Levine J, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Gene Expression Profiling of Evening Fatigue in Women Undergoing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer. Biol Res Nurs. 2016 Jul;18(4):370-85.
Kober KM, Cooper BA, Paul SM, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Wright F, Hammer MJ, Mastick J, Venook A, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Subgroups of chemotherapy patients with distinct morning and evening fatigue trajectories. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Apr;24(4):1473-85.
Conley CC, Kamen CS, Heckler CE, Janelsins MC, Morrow GR, Peppone LJ, Scalzo AJ, Gross H, Dakhil S, Mustian KM, Palesh OG. Modafinil Moderates the Relationship Between Cancer-Related Fatigue and Depression in 541 Patients Receiving Chemotherapy. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2016 Feb;36(1):82-5.
Wright F, D'Eramo Melkus G, Hammer M, Schmidt BL, Knobf MT, Paul SM, Cartwright F, Mastick J, Cooper BA, Chen LM, Melisko M, Levine JD, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Trajectories of Evening Fatigue in Oncology Outpatients Receiving Chemotherapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Aug;50(2):163-75.
Saligan LN, Olson K, Filler K, Larkin D, Cramp F, Sriram Y, Escalante CP, Del Giglio A, Kober KM, Kamath J, Palesh O, Mustian K; Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Fatigue Study Group–Biomarker Working Group. The biology of cancer-related fatigue: a review of the literature.Support Care Cancer. 2015 Aug;23(8):2461-78. Epub 2015 May 15.
Jones JM, Olson K, Catton P, Catton CN, Fleshner NE, Krzyzanowska MK, McCready DR, Wong RK, Jiang H, Howell D. Cancer-related fatigue and associated disability in post-treatment cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2015 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print]
Sprod LK, Fernandez ID, Janelsins MC, Peppone LJ, Atkins JN, Giguere J, Block R, Mustian KM. Effects of yoga on cancer-related fatigue and global side-effect burden in older cancer survivors. J Geriatr Oncol. 2015 Jan;6(1):8-14.
Mustian KM, Janelsins M, Peppone LJ, Kamen C. Yoga for the treatment of insomnia among cancer patients — evidence, mechanisms of action, and clinical recommendations. Oncol Hematol Rev, 2014;10(2):164–8.
James S, Wright P, Scarlett C, Young T, Jamal H, Verma R. Cancer-related fatigue: results from patient experience surveys undertaken in a UK regional cancer centre. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print]
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