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Sandra Mitchell Inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
MASCC member Sandra Mitchell, PhD, CRNP, AOCN, was one of nine members of the Oncology Nursing Society who were inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing in October, 2015. The induction took place at the Academy’s annual policy conference in Washington DC.
 
MASCC Members Honored Conquer Cancer Foundation
MASCC members Marie Flannery and Gordana Popovic were among 15 oncologists honored by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO for their high-quality research contributions in the field of palliative care. The recipients of the Merit Awards in Palliative Care were announced at the 2015 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium in October.
 
MASCC and ISNCC Report
Serving as MASCC’s representative to the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC), Karin Olson, RN, PhD, was also been a member of the ISNCC Planning Committee for the Society’s 2016 International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN).
 
Palliative Care Programs: International Consensus
Palliative Care Study Group members initiated a Delphi survey (three iterations) to develop an international consensus on indicators for the integration of specialty palliative care and oncology programs for hospitalized advanced cancer patients.
 
US FDA Approves Rolapitant
On September 2, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved rolapitant (Varubi™) for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).
 
Cancer Therapy and Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
A presentation by Cesar Migliorati at the 2015 MASCC/ISOO meeting was the subject of a feature in the August ASCO Post. Cesar discussed the risks of this condition in the setting of cancer chemotherapy.
 
Management of Oral and Gastrointestinal Mucosal Injury
Four MASCC/ISOO members authored the 2015 Clinical Practice Guidelines from the European Society for Medical Oncology(ESMO)onManagementofOralandGastrointestinalMucosalInjury. ThepublicationwasreleasedinJuly2015, and was authored by Douglas Peterson, Christine Boers-Doets, Rene-Jean Bensadoun, and Jørn Herrstedt on behalf of the ESMO Guidelines Committee.
 
Zhang Appointed Board Directors
MASCC President David Warr, MD, is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Li Zhang, MD, of Sun Yat-Sen University Center in Guangzhou, China to MASCC’s Board of Directors. Warr, who has visited China several times and met with prominent Chinese oncologists states that none are more influential in the area of supportive care as Dr. Zhang, who is recognized as a leader in research and a mentor to junior faculty.
 
Christine Miaskowski Inducted into International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
MASCC member Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, was one of 19 nurse researchers inducted this year into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). The ceremony took place on July 25th at STTI’s 26th International Nursing Research Congress in Puerto Rico.
 
Alex Chan Receives 2015 Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award
Alexandre Chan is Associate Professor and Assistant Head, Department of Pharmacy at the of the National University, Singapore. He also holds the title of Specialist Pharmacist in Oncology Pharmacy at the National Cancer Centre Singapore.
 
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