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2019 MASCC/ISOO Meeting: Digital Health, Sexual Health, Treatment Toxicities, and Survivorship

At this year’s MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting, four themes of critical importance in supportive care will be featured in various sessions: digital health applications, sexual health, new toxicities arising from new treatments, and issues faced by cancer survivors.

 
MASCC DSA Nominations Due April 1, 2019

Nominations are due April 1st for MASCC’s Distinguished Service Award (DSA), which recognizes meritorious achievement, exemplary leadership, and outstanding contributions to MASCC and its mission.

 
MASCC to Recognize Centers of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer

MASCC has initiated a certification program to recognize Centers of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer — oncology centers around the world that demonstrate best practices in successfully integrating oncology and supportive care services.

 
New Study Group Awards

MASCC recognizes outstanding Study Group achievements and leadership with new Study Group and Study Group Leader Awards.

 
Cachexia Clinic Webinar: Tuesday, February 26

MASCC’s Nutrition and Cachexia Study Group will present a webinar on Building a Supportive Cachexia Clinic on Tuesday, February 26. $5 MASCC members; $10 nonmembers. Click here to register.

 
MASCC Society News January 2019

In the January 2019 issue, we bring you news of a new MASCC initiative to promote affiliated supportive care associations in the Asia-Pacific region, a summary of a recent Post-MASCC meeting in Belgium, and news of the Lancet Oncology Commission’s work toward the integration of oncology and palliative care. In Study Group news, we bring you a profile of the recently renamed Oncodermatology Study Group (formerly Skin Toxicities), a name change that reflects a broadening of the Group’s areas of interest and research.MASCC President Raj Lalla, DDS, PhD, discusses the MASCC initiative related to national-level supportive care associations. As usual, we include upcoming conference reminders. We extend a warm welcome to all the new members who joined us in November. And we encourage every member to be a voice for MASCC!

 
Post-MASCC Meeting in Diegem, Belgium

A one-day Post-MASCC Meeting was held by the Supportive Care Task Force in Diegem, Belgium on Friday, November 23, 2018.

 
Integration of Oncology and Palliative Care

Eight MASCC members are part of an international team of authors who have recently reported on the integration of oncology and palliative care for the Lancet Oncology Commission, which aims to change the course of cancer in our lifetime.

 
Dermatologic Reactions to Novel Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Matthew Ebia, BA, and Jennifer Choi, MD, have recently reviewed dermatologic toxicities secondary to immune checkpoint inhibitors, summarizing the mucocutaneous adverse events associated with these agents (Curr Dermatol Rep 2018;7(4):227–238).

 
Effects of Targeted Therapies and Immunotherapies on Skin, Oral Mucosa, Hair, and Nails

Mario Lacouture, MD, and Vincent Sibaud, MD, have recently reviewed toxic side effects of targeted therapies and immunotherapies that affect the skin, oral mucosa, hair, and nails (Am J Clin Dermatol 2018;19(Suppl 1):31-39).

 
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