Awards and Scholarships

NOTE: The 2020 Annual Meeting in Seville, Spain has been postponed until 2021, the 2020 awardees will be recognized at the 2021 meeting.


For 2021 applicants for the Young Investigator Awards and Travel Awards

Note: Travel Scholarships are now called Conference Scholarships (this year’s meeting is virtual and there will be no travel to a meeting destination). In order to be eligible for an award, you must first submit an abstract by March 12, 2021. The award application process follows initial abstract submission. For full details on submitting applications to either award, see below. For details on submitting the initial abstract (awardees are chosen from all initial abstracts submitted), go to the abstract submission page.


For 2020 winners for the Young Investigator Awards and Travel Awards

2020 winners will receive their award at the 2021 Annual Meeting. You also are able to make your abstract presentations at the meeting. We currently have the original presentations you submitted and are determining our schedule now for the specific date and time you will present. We will email you detailed information in the next few weeks on registration, how to login, present, etc.


Distinguished Service Award

The MASCC Distinguished Service Award recognizes meritorious service and outstanding contributions to the MASCC and its mission. Winners are nominated by their peers and should demonstrate exemplary leadership and accomplishments in research, education, and/or clinical supportive cancer care. The award is presented each year at the MASCC Annual Meeting.


 Previous Recipients
 Award Policy and Nomination Form


Young Investigator Awards

Every year, MASCC presents the Young Investigator Award (YIA) to recognize outstanding new-to-the-field investigators’ research accomplishments. The award is open to all junior investigators who have submitted an abstract to an upcoming MASCC annual meeting. YIAs are awarded to the first authors of the five abstracts with the highest scores. These abstracts are chosen from the top 10 percent of all abstracts submitted to the annual meeting.

 Young Investigator Award Policy and Application Instructions

The awardees for 2020 Young Investigator Award are:

Uttiya Deb, M.B.B.S.
Burdwan Medical College
Burdwan, India
Efficacy and Safety of Modafinil versus Dexamethasone in Cancer-related Fatigue: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Study

Arjun Gupta, MD
Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Rates Of Appropriate Laxative Prophylaxis For Opioid-Induced Constipation In Veterans With Lung Cancer: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Emily Lam, BSc
University of Waterloo
Ontario, Canada
Prospective Study of Patient-Reported Pain in Breast Radiotherapy

Danbee Kang, PhD
Sungkyunkwan University
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Association between Cancer Education Program and Clinical Outcomes: A Cohort Study

Amber Kleckner, PhD
University of Rochester Medical Center - Rochester, New York, United States
The interrelation between cancer-related fatigue and diabetes: An analysis of 440 patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy and controls



Annual Meeting Travel Scholarships 

MASCC is committed to increasing attendance of oncology healthcare professionals from low-income countries at its annual meetings. MASCC provides a limited number of travel scholarships for this purpose in cases where attendance would not be possible without financial assistance.

This scholarship is given to oncology healthcare professionals whose practice and/or research focuses on supportive care in cancer, such as physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, dental hygienists, and psychologists. Qualified applicants must affirm their inability to attend the meeting without scholarship funds.

 Travel Assistance Scholarship Policy and Application Instructions 

The awardees for 2020 Travel Scholarships are:

Eugenia Ananeva
Chelyabinsk Regional Center of Oncology - Chelyabinsk, Russia
Conquer Fear of Cancer Recurrence program for breast cancer patients in Russia

Marina Calamac, MD
Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia - Belgrade, Serbia
Direct Collaboration Of A Multidisciplinary Tumor Board And Supportive Care Department For Patients With Advanced Cancer

Samya Dutta, M.B.B.S.
Burdwan Medical College
Burdwan, India
Chewable Vitamin C  In The Management Of Radiation-Induced Xerostomia: Is It The End Of The Dark Tunnel?

Vesile Yildiz Kabak, PT, PhD
Hacettepe University
Ankara, Turkey
Effect of Exercise Program on Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Related Morbidities

Sundar Kumar Veluswamy, PT, PhD
Department of Physiotherapy, Ramaiah Medical College
Bengaluru, India


Cynthia Rittenberg Travel Scholarship

From among the Travel Scholarship recipients, the Cynthia Rittenberg Travel Scholarship may be awarded if the Awards Committee agrees that the nurse applicant with the highest score is a worthy applicant.


Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award

The Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award recognizes excellent scientific achievement in the field of supportive care in cancer by an individual MASCC member. The honor is awarded to the author of the highest-ranking abstract submitted to the Annual Meeting. This award is presented at the MASCC Annual Meeting and the recipient delivers the annual Steven Grunberg Lecture.

 Steven M. Grunberg Award Policy

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