BEST OF MASCC Meetings

A Best of MASCC Meeting is a MASCC-endorsed conference held in a region or continent other than that of the Annual Meeting and comprising selected Annual Meeting presentations. The goal of the Best of MASCC program is to disseminate the most recent advances and guidelines in supportive care in cancer to healthcare professionals on a local level, who are unable to attend the Annual Meeting. Holding a Best of MASCC Meeting requires formal application and approval by the MASCC Executive Committee. Criteria include that all speakers be MASCC members, that the content address supportive cancer care topics, and that the meeting be appropriate for a multidisciplinary audience. For criteria and application, see Best of MASCC Policy and Application.


Best of MASCC • SINGAPORE,  2019

The National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) hosted the inaugural Best of MASCC Singapore meeting on November 30, 2019, with the theme of “Supporting Cancer Patients and Survivors.” The goal of the meeting is to increase awareness of supportive and survivorship care and to advance supportive care practices in Singapore. 


Best of MASCC • INDIA, 2019


The second Best of MASCC India meeting, hosted by the Indian Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (IASCC), was held September 14-15 at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai and included more than 130 faculty members. IASCC, a subdivision of Nag Foundation, a public charitable trust in Pune, Maharashtra, India, became a MASCC affiliate in May 2019. The meeting was organized by Sudeep Gupta, MD, DM, Shona Nag, MD, and Dinesh C. Doval, MD, DM, along with organizing secretaries Vikas Ostwal, MD, DM, Anant Ramaswamy, MD, DM, and Anant Gokam, MD, DM. Read more.


Best of MASCC • INDIA, 2018

The first-ever “Best of MASCC” meeting took place September 1-2, 2018 in Mumbai, India, and was attended by 270 delegates, who included medical and radiation oncologists as well as palliative care physicians and paramedics. The meeting was directed by Drs. Shona Nag and Sudeep Gupta. Long-time MASCC member, Dr. Matti Aapro, delivered the keynote address on the topic of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Other faculty and panelists included MASCC members Dr. Sandip Mukhopadhyay, Dr. Arun Ghoshal, and Dr. Manish Kumar. The program featured 24 speaker sessions and four panel discussions that covered state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing advancements in the field. Read more