Paz Fernández-Ortega, RN, MSc, PhD
Manon Lemonde, PhD, RN
Judy Phillips, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN


Education Subgroup: Digital Health
Leadership: Co-Chair: Penelope Schofield, PhD - Australia, Co-Chair: Ysabella Van Sebille, PhD, MD - Australia


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Mission and Goals

The goal of the Patient Education Study Group is to ensure that patient education is an integral part of all aspects of supportive cancer care. A needs assessment survey of MASCC members has provided useful information for future planning. 

Recent Study Group activities include the development and pilot of a patient guide containing questions that patients might want to ask about their disease and treatment. The Study Group is also collaborating with the Mucositis Study Group to develop a patient education brochure and test its effectiveness in several languages and cultural settings. The Study Group has discussed the need to evaluate the readability of existing patient education materials and how best to respond to members who have indicated a lack of patient education materials in their own countries and languages. 

Guidelines & Assessment Tools

Past Workshops 

Recent Member Publications

Recent Study Group member publications related to cancer education, literacy, and communication.

Resources - An ONS website designed for patients and caregivers. Provides information on managing common symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment.

Cancer.Net — Information and resources for people living with cancer and those who care for and about them. From the American Society of Clinical Oncology with support from the Conquer Cancer Foundation.

CancerCare® — Dedicated to helping people face the many challenges of a cancer diagnosis through counseling, support groups, education, and financial assistance. CancerCare®, a cancer counseling and support organization, provides easy-to-read booklets and fact sheets on cancer-related topics (within the US and Canada). CancerCare also conducts Connect Education Workshops, in which leading experts in oncology provide up-to-date information on cancer-related topics. The workshops are recorded and available for online listening or downloading in mp3 format.