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Mucositis Education 

The following patient education materials have been developed by the MASCC Mucositis Study Group.
These can be downloaded by clinicians for distribution to patients as needed. 

Mucositis Management for Patients Treated with Chemotherapy
Mucositis Management for Patients Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation(HSCT)
Mucositis Management for Patients Treated with Radiotherapy to the Head and Neck

Overview

These materials provide patient-friendly education on the management of oral mucositis associated with different kinds of cancer treatment. The Information Sheets, which can be downloaded and printed for patients, provide a plain-language summary of effective interventions for oral mucositis based on a thorough review of the medical literature and evidence-based guidelines. While based on a critical assessment of the medical literature, the Information Sheets do not include all possible interventions, drugs, or methods of care for mucositis. They reflect the content of the most current MASCC/ISOO Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Mucositis Secondary to Cancer Therapy (Lalla et al., Cancer. 2014 May 15;120(10):1453-61). For more information about the Guidelines and their development, please visit see the Mucositis Guidelines page.

These Information Sheets were developed by the Mucositis Study Group (MSG) of MASCC/ISOO. MASCC, in partnership with ISOO, is dedicated to improving the lives of oncology patients, with a focus on prevention and management of the adverse effects of cancer and cancer therapy. The MSG is committed to reducing mucositis through research, policy, and educational programs. We hope that this information will be beneficial for both patients and their healthcare providers.

Mucositis Management for Patients Treated with Chemotherapy

The following information sheet provides guidelines specific to patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Click on the image to open the PDF.  Download link below.

 

Download PDF Mucositis Management for Patients Treated with Chemotherapy  
Print on 8.5" x 11" US Standard size with double sided printing.

Credit to the following Mucositis Study Group members: Emma Bateman (Section Liaison), Dorothy Keefe, Sara Gallego, Elishka Marvan, Raj Nair, Doreen Pon and Vinisha Ranna (project assistant).

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Mucositis Management for Patients Treated with Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT)

The following information sheet provides guidelines specific to patients undergoing HSCT.
Click on the image to open the PDF.  Download link below.

 

Download PDF Mucositis Management for Patients Treated with Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT)
Print on 8.5" x 11" US Standard size with double sided printing.

Credit to the following Mucositis Study Group members: Luiz Gueiros (Section Liaison), Joel Epstein, Nicole Blijlevens, Sara Gallego, Elishka Marvan, Raj Nair, Doreen Pon and Vinisha Ranna (project assistant).

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Mucositis Management for Patients Treated with Radiotherapy to the Head and Neck

The following information sheet provides guidelines specific to patients undergoing Radiotherapy to the Head and Neck.
Click on the image to open the PDF.  Download link below.

 

Download PDF Mucositis Management for Patients Treated with Radiotherapy to the Head and Neck
Print on 8.5" x 11" US Standard size with double sided printing.

Credit to the following Mucositis Study Group members: Raj Nair (Section Liaison), Ourania Nicolatou-Galitis, Wolfgang Doerr, Sara Gallego, Abhishek Kandwal, Elishka Marvan and Vinisha Ranna (project assistant). 

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Mucositis Study Group Leadership:
Chair: Sharon Elad, DMD MSc (Selad@urmc.rochester.edu) - USA
Vice-Chair: Paolo Bossi, MD (Paolo.Bossi@istitutotumori.mi.it) - Italy 
Vice-Chair: Cheng Kin Fong Karis, PhD, RN (karis_cheng@nuhs.edu.sg) - Singapore