MASCC News

MASCC Member Presentations from the 2020 ESMO and EONS Congress

2020    Several MASCC members participated in the virtual 2020 Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the European Nursing Society (EONS).  The conference focused on promising new developments aimed at improving cancer patient care and featured a COVID-19 and cancer research track.  Two of the slide presentations by MASCC members are available here:

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IASCC 2nd Annual Meeting Videos and Presentations Available Online

2020    On October 3 - 4, the Indian Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (IASCC) presented its 2nd Annual Meeting.  You can still view videos of speakers and meeting highlights (you will need to register for access to all materials – registration is FREE).  Abstract and video presentations are available.

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MASCC Past-President Rajesh Lalla honored by the American Dental Association

2020    The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) announced the winners of the annual Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) Faculty and Practice Awards. The awards are presented to educators and clinicians who have made significant contributions to implement and advance EBD. The winners were recognized at a virtual booth hosted by the ADA Science and Research Institute at the 2020 ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference, held Oct 10-13, during a joint meeting of the ADA and Florida Dental Association.

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Nursing and Allied Health Research Priorities in the Care of Patients With Thoracic Malignancies: An International Cross-Sectional Survey

2020    MASCC recently participated in the research and practice study: “Nursing and Allied Health Research Priorities in the Care of Patients With Thoracic Malignancies: An International Cross-Sectional Survey”. The study was carried out by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Nursing & Allied Health Professionals (N&AHP) committee.  The premise of IASLC’s survey was initiated to explore the lack of evidence of research priorities from nurses and allied health professionals working in the field of thoracic malignancies.  This research could provide strategic directions for funders, policy makers, and researchers.  The IASLC has recently published a full report of the survey and conclusions.  The conclusions state there is a clear focus (and need) for research in interventions to improve quality of life and symptom management, particularly for pain, dyspnea, and fatigue was also established, alongside healthcare system issues and screening research.   The full paper is available in open access.  To read, click here.

Free virtual events in November as part of 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

2020    The World Health Organization designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. In honor of this celebration, MASCC members are invited to join a virtual event, “The Global Power of Oncology Nursing (GPON)” on Tuesday November 17. The conference will showcase the positive impact nurses are making on the growing burden of cancer in low- and middle-income countries. To register, click here.

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New Job Posting: Fellowship T32 Clinical and Translational Cancer Control Research Training Program

2020    University of Rochester’s Wilmot Cancer Institute Seeks Candidates for Post-Doctoral Fellowships Beginning Summer 2021.  Now in its 17th year, the NCI-funded T32 Clinical and Translational Cancer Control Research Training Program at the University of Rochester and Wilmot Cancer Institute is seeking outstanding candidates for its upcoming group of post-doctoral fellows starting in summer, 2021. For a detailed overview of the program, check out their new video. The program seeks highly motivated individuals with doctorates (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) who are committed to developing a successful research career in cancer control as independent investigators.

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New Job Posting: LCI – Palliative Medicine Physician

2020    The Section of Oncology Palliative Medicine at Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) within Atrium Health currently seeks a board-certified Palliative Medicine Physician to join their team with 7 BC Physicians and 3 Advanced Practice Providers in The Center for Supportive Oncology in Charlotte, NC.

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The European Cancer Organisation Launches A Catalyst for Change: the European Code of Cancer Practice

2020    Earlier this fall, the European Cancer Organisation launched the European Code of Cancer Practice (The Code), a patient-centered initiative which identifies 10 key patient rights that underpin the delivery of good clinical cancer practice. The Code was created to improve patient survival and quality of life. The rights signpost what all cancer patients should expect from their health system and addresses inequalities in access to optimal high-quality cancer treatment and care. The initiative also highlights the need for public information about cancer, survivorship support, integrated cancer research, and innovative access to optimal high-quality cancer treatment and care.

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MASCC Society News October 2020

2020    In the October issue of the Society News, we feature the recently published Clinical Practice Recommendations for the Management of Immune-mediated Adverse Events from Checkpoint Inhibitors; details on this year’s FREE Best of MASCC International Conference in Moscow to be held on October 9; details on the 2020 Sloan Kettering Management of Cancer Treatment-Related Adverse Events Symposium; we announce the winner of the Buddy Membership Program; and info about the Indian Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (IASCC) 2020 Annual Meeting Scheduled that is scheduled for October.

Register Today for FREE Best of MASCC International Conference in Moscow on October 9

2020    For the first time in Russia, the Russian Society of Supportive Care in Oncology (RASSC) and MASCC will hold the annual Best of MASCC International Conference on October 9 in Moscow (via online broadcast). 

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2020 Clinical Practice Recommendations for the Management of Immune-mediated Adverse Events from Checkpoint Inhibitors

2020    MASCC presents a collection of 2020 clinical practice recommendations for the management of immune-mediated adverse events from checkpoint inhibitors. These recommendations are focused on patients with the most severe toxicities and provide an important international resource and reference in helping improve the management of these presentations.

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2020 Sloan Kettering Management of Cancer Treatment-Related Adverse Events Symposium

2020    The annual 2020 Sloan Kettering Management of Treatment-Related Adverse Events Symposium will be held from Friday, October 23 - Saturday, October 24. The course will be a virtual event this year instead of being held at its past location, Rockefeller Research Laboratories, New York, NY.

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MASCC Announces Winner of Buddy Membership Program

2020    Earlier this year, MASCC invited you to recruit and mentor one or more new MASCC members through a new initiative, the Buddy Membership Program. This program was designed to increase our membership and to also to help new members get involved in MASCC activities and take advantage of all our membership benefits.

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Indian Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (IASCC) 2020 Annual Meeting Scheduled in October

2020    The second Annual Meeting of the Indian Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (IASCC), an affiliate of MASCC, will be held virtually on October 3 – 4.

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MASCC Society News September 2020

2020    In the September edition of the Society News, MASCC shares a survey with members about the 2021 Annual Meeting; we share details from MASCC’s participation in the Japanese Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (JASCC) Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting; MASCC presents a new job opportunity as part of our new job listing service; details for the job listing service are explained; info. on the new guidelines for managing mucositis are now available; we share the winning logo chosen out of hundreds of member votes; details on our Year of the Nurse membership special; and we share the titles of the joint sessions with MASCC at the upcoming EONS/ESMO conference.

MASCC Participates in Japanese Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (JASCC) Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting

2020    MASCC proudly participated in the Japanese Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (JASCC) 5th Annual Meeting held in August.  Originally planned for Kyoto, the meeting was held virtually due to COVID-19.  The meeting included a novel hybrid of both pre-recorded and live sessions. The theme of the meeting was “Diversity, Dialogue and Altruism,” and included the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Psycho-Oncology Society (JPOS) and the 25th Congress of the Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine (JSPM).

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MASCC 2021 Annual Meeting Survey

2020    Every year, MASCC presents an annual meeting at exciting locations around the globe. This meeting is at the forefront of innovation, delivering critical and engaging information that transforms and inspires the world of supportive care in cancer. To make sure our next meeting is better than ever, we are asking our members to give us feedback for our 2021 Annual Meeting in Seville, Spain on June 24 - 26.

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New Job Posting: Outpatient Psychologist with Levine Cancer Center, Department of Psycho-Oncology Location: Charlotte, NC

2020    The Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) section of Psycho-Oncology, is searching for a full-time, outpatient Psychologist to join their team in Charlotte, NC.  This opportunity includes a combination of clinical, academic, and research responsibilities in an integrated psycho-oncology section within a thriving outpatient, world class oncology service line.  Schedule is Monday through Friday, 8 am -5 pm with no weekends, nights, or call. Candidates must hold a PhD or PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology. Post-doctoral fellowship in Psycho-Oncology is preferred.

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MASCC Career Opportunities Listings

2020    MASCC now offers Career Opportunities listings where employers can list job and fellowship postings. For a nominal fee, employers can share their open positions directly with MASCC members and our supportive care community, a highly skilled group of top-notch potential employees. Our listing service ensures that your position is seen by some of supportive cancer care’s most accomplished professionals. You’ll be connected with highly qualified candidates. The positions can be shared in our monthly newsletter, on our website, shared on social media, and listed on the MASCC website. For more information about this career service and related fees to post, please contact our office at [email protected]. To review all current job and fellowship listings, click here.

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New Guidelines for Managing Mucositis Now Available

2020    Updated clinical practice guidelines for managing mucositis, a very common and often debilitating complication of cancer therapy, was recently published with open access in the journal Cancer. Patients experiencing mucositis often require enteral or parenteral nutrition, consume more opioids, and experience more interruptions to cancer therapy than patients who do not experience mucositis.

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