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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
 
Hair Loss and Scalp Cooling
International registry will collect scalp cooling data to develop best clinical practice.
 
Cancer Therapies and ONJ
What is the natural incidence and time course of cancer-related jaw osteonecrosis?
 

In January, MASCC and the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) formalized their close relationship in a Memorandum of Understanding. SIOG, a multidisciplinary society that includes physicians and other health professionals with an interest in geriatric oncology, aims to optimize treatment of older adults with cancer.

 
New MASCC Study Group Coordinator Leslie Johnson

Leslie Johnson, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is MASCC’s new Study Group Coordinator and Manager of Sponsor Relationships, replacing Don Gubitosa, who has resigned. Leslie assumes her new positions effective December 18, 2017.

 
2017 MASCC DSA David Warr

David Warr, MD, FRCPC, is the recipient of MASCC’s 2017 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 the Society’s mission.

 
New MASCC Executive Director Melissa Chin

Melissa Chin of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will assume the office of Executive Director of MASCC on March 28, 2017. Most recently employed as Manager of Corporate Planning for a large healthcare network, Melissa brings varied experience in healthcare strategy, operations, and project management.

 
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