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Meet Our Youngest Investigator, MariaLuisa Vigano

Seventeen-year-old MariaLuisa Vigano, the youngest investigator to have presented research at a MASCC Annual Meeting, delivered a paper on cannabis-based treatments for improving appetite in cancer patients and others with nonmalignant chronic diseases in June 2018.

MASCC Society News August 2018

In the August 2018 issue, we are pleased to announce MASCC's new Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2018 to 2020 term. Annual Meeting presentation slides and a Social Media Toolkit are now available. Our Annual Meeting Photo Gallery is live, too! Please note that the deadline for 2019 Annual Meeting Workshops and Parallel Sessions iAugust 17th. President Raj Lalla talks about the history and mission of MASCC. We also have news about a new tool to help patients organize their medical records, developed by MASCC member Dimitra Galiti, a report of the Hellenic Society of Oral Oncology's recent Oral Care Awareness Day and the upcoming 2018 Adverse Events Symposium, as well as important announcements and reminders. We extend a warm welcome to new members who joined us in June. And we encourage every member to be a voice for MASCC!

touchONCOLOGY On-demand Webinar: Breast Cancer
   * For healthcare professionals outside the US *
Nadia Harbeck discusses key data in advanced breast cancer.
CureCancer: A Supportive Care Mission

To ensure safe and efficient treatment decision making, CureCancer has developed a free tool to help patients organize their medical records and keep their healthcare providers up to date.

Hellenic Society of Oral Oncology Oral Care Awareness Day

The Hellenic Society of Oral Oncology's Annual Oral Cancer Awareness Day, June 9, 2018, featured causes of oral cancer and reasons for delayed diagnoses.

2018 Annual Cancer Treatment-Related Adverse Events Symposium

Annual Cancer Treatment-Related Symposium at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, October 26-27: Information and Registration 

MASCC Society News July 2018

In the July 2018 issuewe are pleased and excited to introduce MASCC's new President for the 2018-2020 term, Rajesh (Raj) Lalla. Raj has also added a message of his own to all MASCC members. We bring you highlights of our recent Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria, with all the award winners and lots of photos. As usual, we include several conference reminders and deadlines. We extend a warm welcome to new members who joined us in May. And we encourage every member to be a voice for MASCC!

2018 Outstanding Young Investigator Award – Chia Jie Tan

Chia Jie Tan has been recognized as this year's Outstanding Young Investigator for his research on the association between a brain-derived neurotrophic factor single nucleotide polymorphism and cognitive function following chemotherapy. Tan's award-winning abstract is titled "Protective Effect of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) Genetic Polymorphism (RS6265) Against Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Decline in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients: A Validation Study."

Charles Loprinzi Awarded MASCC’s Distinguished Service Award

Charles L. Loprinzi, MD, is the recipient of MASCC’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award. The DSA, MASCC’s highest honor, is made in recognition of meritorious achievement and outstanding contributions to the society. Candidates are nominated by their peers in recognition of exemplary leadership and accomplishments in support of MASCC’s mission and goals.

Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award – Carryn Anderson

Carryn Anderson, MD, was awarded the Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award for her research on reducing chemoradiotherapy-induced severe oral mucositis in patients with oral cavity or oropharyngeal carcinoma. The Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award is reserved for the author of the highest-ranking abstract submitted to the Annual Meeting and rewards demonstrated excellence in supportive care in cancer. 

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