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2016 Minutes - Annual Meeting - Adelaide, Australia
The Oral Care Study Group’s major goals are to enhance knowledge of the wide range of oral complications associated with cancer therapies and to support the translation into improved clinical management for patients. The group’s objectives are to understand the clinical impact of the wide variety of oral complications. These include xerostomia, dysgeusia, dysphagia, oral pain, fungal infection, viral infection, osteoradionecrosis, osteonecrosis from bisphosphonates, dental disease and trismus.
The Study Group aims to develop and coordinate new evidence-based management guidelines. In addition, the Oral Care Study Group serves as a resource for collaborative research efforts among members of this group as well as other members of MASCC and ISOO. Another focus of the Oral Care Study Group is education for members of MASCC and ISOO. The group will undertake multiple, systematic reviews of the incidence and prevalence or oral complications of cancer therapy, as well as their management, effects on quality of life, and economic impact. Efforts are underway to establish a multicenter study of members of the Oral Care Study group to prospectively collect data on various outcomes related to oral complications of cancer therapy.
2017 Annual Meeting Workshop, June 22, Washington, DC
This workshop will be offered jointly by the following MASCC Study Groups: Antiemetics; Neutropenia, Infection, and Myelosuppression; Oral Care; Psychosocial.
Clinical Research Initiative
Diagnostic and Management Practices for Oral Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease (cGVHD)
A survey was distributed to Oral Care Study Group and MASCC/ISOO members in order to identify medical centers with experience in managing patients with oral cGVHD. The structured survey contained questions about the respondents’ demographics, whether or not they treat oral cGVHD, evaluation tools, diagnostic aids, topical treatments, and preventive measures. >> Read More
Study Group News
New Oral Care Education Materials
MASCC Study Group Chairs Leading Study on Oral Complications of Radiotherapy
The research team is studying dental and oral medicine outcomes among patients who have received high-dose radiation to the head and neck region. These outcomes include a permanent decrease in saliva production (hyposalivation) and impaired healing of bone around the teeth (osteoradionecrosis), adverse effects with a major impact on quality of life and risk for further dental complications.
Dr. Brennan is the current President of the International Society of Oral Oncology and recently served as the Chair of the Oral Care Study Group of MASCC. Dr Lalla is the current Chair of the MASCC Mucositis Study Group and also is a MASCC Board Member.
Recenet Member Publications
Oral Care Study Group members have published widely in Supportive Care in Cancer and many other journals. See a selection of recent articles.
Please contact the Study Group Chairs above with your questions.