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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.
Nicolatou-Galitis Elected President of ISOO

At the 2015 MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting in Copenhagen, Ourania Nicolatou-Galitis, DDS, MSc, DrDent, of Greece, became the new ISOO President, succeeding Richard Logan of Australia. 


Romiplostim for the Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Thrombocytopenia • Chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia (CIT) can interfere with the optimal course of chemotherapy by necessitating schedule delays and dosage reductions. Some patients experience more severe or persistent thrombocytopenia than others, and their responses are neither well understood nor predictable. Both the prevention and management of CIT are critical in order for patients to benefit fully from chemotherapy.

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