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Oral Mucositis Awareness Day April 6

2021    Participate in Oral Mucositis Awareness Day this coming Tuesday, April 6!  This is an advocacy effort in support of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Awareness Week and in support of Esophageal, Oral, and Head & Neck Cancer Awareness month. Oral Mucositis can take cancer patients by surprise. Many report that when it comes to this side effect, they feel lost, in pain, isolated, unsupported, and on their own. Help raise awareness by posting the Oral Mucositis Awareness Circle on social media, along with Oral Mucositis tips and information - use the tags #MoreThanASore,  #OMAD21,  #OralMucositis. Visit MucositisAwareness.org for more information and to download the Oral Mucositis Awareness Circle.

MASCC Society News April 2021

2021    In the April issue of the Society News we share program highlights of the 2021 Annual Meeting, including the COVID-19 Plenary and two “Meet the Expert” sessions. Also included is information about Oral Mucositis Awareness Day on April 6th, two new education courses available to MASCC members, and an upcoming webinar on Geriatric Oncology During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Inaugural MASCC Terry Langbaum Survivorship Fellows are highlighted, as well as this month’s Editor’s Pick, new job and fellowship listings, and upcoming events. 

Inaugural MASCC Terry Langbaum Survivorship Fellows

2021    The Survivorship and Palliative Care SGs called for expressions of interest late last year from early- to mid- career researchers to lead our new research efforts to advance survivorship care for people living with metastatic cancer. As a result of that process, two outstanding researchers - Drs Jasmine Yee and Nicolas Hart have been selected to be the inaugural recipients of the MASCC Terry Langbaum Survivorship Fellowship.

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Editor’s Pick: “A perfect storm and patient-provider breakdown in communication: two mechanisms underlying practice gaps in cancer-related fatigue guidelines implementation”

2021    Throughout the year, we will share articles from the MASCC journal Supportive Care in Cancer. The “Editor’s Pick” section, chosen by the journal’s Editor-In-Chief, Dr. Fred Ashbury, PhD, will cover a variety of topics to meet the many interests of our membership.

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Two New Education Courses Available

2021    As a MASCC member, you have free access to two new on-demand courses now available in the Education Portal.

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2021 MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting - Plenary Highlights

2021    Early bird registration closes April 28! Reserve your spot today to take part in the pre-eminent multidisciplinary conference on supportive care in cancer. Reserve Now. Highlights here include: COVID-19 Plenary Session and Meet the Expert Sessions. View all the 2021 program highlights.

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Upcoming Webinar: Geriatric Oncology During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2021 - Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EDT.  Join this webinar hosted by the MASCC Geriatrics Study Group (GSG) for a timely and informative discussion on supportive care in older cancer patients during the pandemic. Featured Speaker: Dr Armin Shahrokni - Supportive Care in Older Patients with Cancer: Virtual Care, its Innovations and Challenges in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Learn more and reserve your spot.

April Job Postings: New Career Opportunities and Fellowship Listings

2021    Supportive Care Clinical and Research Positions - APRIL: Seidman Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic, Cancer Support Community Research and Training Institute.

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Now we are 30: 10 more years of MASCC - Ian Olver

2021    Now we are 30: 10 more years of MASCC - Ian N. Olver, Melissa Chin, Rajesh V. Lalla
Supportive Care in Cancer Journal 2021. 29:1713-1718

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MASCC Society News March 2021

2021    In the March issue of the Society News we share program highlights of the 2021 Annual Meeting. Help Spread the word on the meeting with utilizing banners and powerpoint slides from the promotional toolkit. We congratulate MASCC President Elect and Board Member, Maryam Lustberg, MD, MPH, on her new appointment as Director of The Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Center and Chief of Breast Medical Oncology at Yale Cancer Center.  MASCC offers a free new course for members - Opioid Induced Constipation (OIC); we present this month’s Editor’s Pick and we announce new job and fellowship listings. 

MASCC President Elect and Board Member Maryam Lustberg Named Director of The Breast Center and Chief of Breast Medical Oncology

2021    MASCC President Elect and Board Member Maryam Lustberg, MD, MPH, has been appointed Director of The Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Chief of Breast Medical Oncology at Yale Cancer Center. She will also join the faculty at Yale Cancer Center as an Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology).

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MASCC/ISOO 2021 Annual Meeting - Help Spread the Word!

2021    Our 2021 Annual Meeting will take place virtually on June 24-26.  A Promotional Toolkit is now available - here will find PowerPoint slide sets, banners, adverts, and signature banners to use in your email signature files. We encourage all members to take advantage of these resources and let your colleagues know about MASCC and our next meeting. 

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MASCC/ISOO 2021: Program Highlights

2021     The MASCC/ISOO 2021Annual Meeting focuses on several themes of critical importance in supportive cancer care, including: the impact of COVID-19 and the pandemic on supportive cancer care, bioethics, cardio-oncology, and models of supportive care.  There will also be sessions on MASCC’s various Study Groups. For all of the program highlights, click here.

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New Course on the MASCC Educational Portal on Opioid Induced Constipation

2021    Opioids can provide pain relief for people with later-stage cancer. However, these drugs can also have adverse effects, including constipation. The Opioid Induced Constipation course has two modules. As a member you have access to these on-demand courses. Make sure to optimize your membership benefit and learn about this important topic today by logging on here

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Editor’s Pick: “Supportive care needs and service use during palliative care in family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer: a prospective longitudinal study”

2021    Throughout the year, we will share articles from the MASCC journal Supportive Care in Cancer. The “Editor’s Pick” section, chosen by the journal’s Editor-In-Chief, Dr. Fred Ashbury, PhD, will cover a variety of topics to meet the many interests of our membership.

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MASCC Society News February 2021

2021    In the February issue of the Society News we share more details about the exciting 2021 Annual Meeting.  This year it will be held virtually. We also announce the departure of Leslie Johnson.  She has done a wonderful job of working with the Study Groups and we wish her well; the Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels is recognized as a MASCC Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer; MASCC offers a free new course for members - A Guide to Breakthrough Cancer Pain (BTcP); MASCC/ISOO members are invited to submit MRONJ research to Frontiers in Oral Health and Oral Surgery; we introduce the MASCC Awards Committee and MASCC Awards; we highlight both a Young Investigator and Travel Scholarship winner; we present this month’s Editor’s Pick; we announce new job and fellowship listings. 

Member Spotlight: 2020 Annual Meeting Travel Scholarships Winner - Eugeniia Ananeva

2021    Over several newsletter editions, MASCC will feature one of the winners of the 2020 Annual Meeting Travel Scholarships.  MASCC’s annual travel scholarships are part of our organization’s commitment to increasing the attendance of oncology healthcare professionals from low-income countries at our annual meetings. MASCC provides travel scholarships for this purpose in cases where attendance would not be possible without financial assistance. For more information on recent award recipients, click here.

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Member Spotlight: 2020 Young Investigator Award - Uttiya Deb

2021    Over several newsletter editions, MASCC will feature one of the winners of the 2020 Young Investigators Award (YIA).  Every year, MASCC presents the 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.  For more information on recent award recipients, click here

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We Wish You Well, Leslie Johnson!

2021    Leslie Johnson will be departing MASCC, her last day will be February 19, 2021. As of February 20, 2021, please direct any questions related to Study Groups and Sponsorship to Melissa Chin at [email protected] until we are able to secure a replacement. We appreciate your patience during this transitionary period. 

Leslie has conveyed her enjoyment in working with MASCC and our members. We thank Leslie for her contributions to MASCC to-date and wish her the best of success in all future endeavors.

MASCC/ISOO 2021 Annual Meeting - New Format, New Opportunities

2021    Due to the 2021 Annual Meeting being an entirely virtual event, we have decided to replace the "traditional" three days of workshops with several hour-long sessions running throughout the program, including a live question and answer element. Stay tuned for specific details in upcoming newsletters, on our website, and through our social media channels. Our event platform will also incorporate a state-of-the-art networking facility where delegates with similar fields of interest will be able to easily connect online, either in groups or individually. 

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