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Message from the ISOO President

Over the years, the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) has attracted a significant number of new members. Established in 1984 as The Society for Clinical and Experimental Oral Oncology, ISOO has played a pivotal role as the sole international platform for healthcare professionals interested in multidisciplinary approaches to oral supportive care for cancer patients. An alliance with MASCC was established in 1998 and continues to this day. This collaboration has provided a professional and scientific milieu in which to promote scientific exchange among different healthcare professionals concerned about the impact of cancer treatment on the oral environment, including its effects on tissues, health, and function. Most recently, ISOO members have published evidence-based guidelines for the management of oral complications of cancer therapy and created numerous patient care fact sheets and videos, which have been translated into over 20 languages. Recent collaborations with the European Society for Bone Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) have increased our international impact.

Consider joining us today in our search for new knowledge and support for cancer patients worldwide. Whether you are an experienced clinician or scientist who has spent years working toward improved quality of life for cancer patients or a young scientist or postgraduate student, joining ISOO will give you the opportunity to actively engage with an international clinical and academic community.

My message to you all: Be inspired. Join us!

Allan Hovan, DMD, MSD
ISOO President

Message from the Oral Care Study Group Chair

The Oral Care Study Group (OCSG) is the official Study Group for the International Society of Oral Oncology. Its members are multidisciplinary clinicians and researchers from around the world who are interested in the field of supportive oral care for patients undergoing cancer therapy. The OCSG has been recognized for its past and present work through journal publications and is a global leader in oral supportive cancer care. The Oral Care Study Group believes that research is critical to health care and more importantly, that supportive oral care makes excellent cancer care possible. Through systematic reviewing of research on common oral complications of cancer therapy and by establishing guidelines for prevention and management, the OCSG has developed clinical patient care guidelines and is now translating that knowledge for the clinician to the patient. Membership in the OCSG is available to members of the ISOO. As the Chair of the OSCG, I welcome you to join us!

Deborah Saunders, DMD, Chair
Cherry L. Estilo, DDS, Vice-Chair

2017-2019 Board of Directors

President: Allan Hovan, DMD, MSD, (FRCD) (Canada)
Immediate Past President and ISOO Representative: Ourania Nicolatou-Galitis, DDS, MSc, Dr Dent (Greece)
President Elect: Deborah P. Saunders, BSc, DMD (Canada)
Treasurer: Barbara Murphy, MD (USA)
Secretary: Siri Beier Jensen, DDS, PhD (Denmark)
Vice-President of Communications: Raj Nair, MSc, PhD, MRACDS (Australia)