MASCC Study Groups

Focus on Your Interest Area

MASCC Study Groups are interest groups devoted to specific topic areas in supportive cancer care. Members of a Study Group conduct research, develop practice guidelines, design educational materials for practitioners to share with patients, and work to raise awareness about supportive care issues. Study Groups serve as a valuable resource, providing expertise to MASCC members, to other professional medical societies, and to healthcare practitioners generally. They offer a unique opportunity to meet and collaborate with subject experts around the world. In this way, they can be especially valuable to younger investigators for forging relationships and working with established authorities in their field.

Each year, several in-depth workshops, provided by one or more study groups, are presented at the MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting. These well-attended workshops provide opportunities for participants to hear about the latest research, to share their own experience, and to meet colleagues with similar interests.

Get Involved

MASCC members can participate in up to three Study Groups at any one time. Through Study Group membership, you become an integral part of a worldwide network of supportive care specialists. Study Groups meet each year at the Annual Meeting to discuss ongoing projects and plan work for the coming year. Meeting minutes and attendees can be found on the individual Study Group pages. Find out more about the benefits of joining MASCC Study Groups and how to join.

Study Group Policy, Leadership Roles and Responsibilities

Outstanding Study Group and Study Group Leader Awards

The Outstanding Study Group Award recognizes a Study Group’s excellence and outstanding achievement in promoting, activating, and executing activity within the SG. The Outstanding Study Group Leader Award recognizes the principal driver of the main project that led to the Study Group’s recognition and award. See the Study Group Award Policy for eligibility criteria and selection process.

Research Highlights

Clinical Course Venous Thromboembolism May Differ with Cancer Site
Exercise, Quality of Life, and Physical Function in Patients with Cancer
Gene Expression Profiling of Fatigue in Chemotherapy Patients
2016 MASCC-ESMO Antiemetic Guidelines Update
Integration of Oncology and Palliative Care Programs: An International Consensus
Oral Care for Hematology-Oncology Patients and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Recipients
Survey on Supportive Care of Older Patients
Periodontal Disease Preceding Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Cancer Patients 
Diagnostic and Management Practices for Oral Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease (cGVHD)
Cancer-Related Fatigue and Supportive Care
Identifying Patients at Low Risk for FN Complications: Development and Validation of the MASCC Risk Index Score
Predicting Diarrhea and Rash in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Lapatinib and Capecitabine
Incidental Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Patients on Routine CT Scans

Be a MASCC Leader
- Want to Chair or Vice-Chair a Study Group?
Contact MASCC Study Group Coordinator, Leslie Johnson.
For more information or to contact a specific Study Group Leader, please send an email to Leslie Johnson