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American College Surgeons Cancer Program Standards
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) has released the 2016 edition of Cancer Program Standards: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care, which encompasses the requirements that cancer programs must meet to earn and maintain CoC accreditation.
 
Inaugural Guildford Supportive Care in Cancer Course
The Inaugural Guildford Supportive Care in Cancer Course was held November 4-5, 2015, in London with over 200 attending. Organized by Andrew Davies, the Course focusesd on oral problems, such as infections and mucositis.
 
MASCC Partners with SIOG at Annual Meeting
MASCC joined SIOG in a joint session at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (Société Internationale d’Oncologie Gériatrique, SIOG), November 12-14, 2015, in Prague, Czech Republic.
 
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.
 
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