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MASCC Society News June 2018

In the June 2018 issue, we introduce our newly elected Board of Directors for the two-year term from 2018 to 2020, and President Ian Olver reflects on his past two years as MASCC President. We report on the recent meeting of the Danish Society for Clinical Oncology. We also include some highlights of Vienna for those who have time to explore the city before or after the Annual Meeting. As usual, we note several conference and webinar dates and deadlines. We extend a warm welcome to new members who joined us in April. And we encourage every member to be a voice for MASCC!

Danish Society for Clinical Oncology Meeting 2018

The Danish Society for Clinical Oncology (Dansk Selskab for Klinisk Onkologi, DSKO) held its Annual Meeting April 12 to 14, 2018 in Nyborg, Denmark. The meeting featured a Supportive Care session chaired by Jørn Herrstedt, who provided an introduction to supportive cancer care and a session summary.

A Sneak-Peek at the 2018 Annual Meeting

The MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting will be held in Vienna, Austria, June 28-30. This year’s meeting, MASCC’s 27th and ISOO’s 32nd, will bring together world-renowned experts, clinicians, and researchers to address numerous topics in supportive cancer care. Meeting Chair Rachel Gibson, along with the Scientific Committee, has put together an exciting program of presentations, workshops, e-posters, and discussions. These events will showcase recent progress in managing the symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatment, as well as look ahead at exciting new advances on the horizon. The 2018 meeting offers an opportunity to celebrate the impact of supportive care on patient experience, treatment outcomes, and survival, and to collaborate with like-minded colleagues from around the world to continue making strides in the future. Join us in Vienna!

Recent Research in Antiemetics
Stay informed with six new studies in antiemetics research by MASCC members.
Guideline Adherence for CINV
What oncology nurses know about adherence to CINV practice guidelines.
Spreading the Word in India

MASCC's first ambassador Sandip Mukhopadhyay, is promoting supportive care and MASCC in India

Cancer Nurses Bridging the Care Gap

How nurses can help overcome barriers to cancer survivors’ ongoing care needs.

Rising Stars: Our Young Investigators
Award-winning research by our future leaders: 10 Young Investigators of 2017.
Spreading the Word in Kenya
Raising supportive care awareness in Kenya: Stella Mwari Rithara helps educate local health workers.
Subjective Age as an Impairment Index
What subjective age can tell us about physical status and function of older cancer patients
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