MASCC Mucositis Study Group


Chair: Sharon Elad, DMD MSc - USA
Vice-Chair: Paolo Bossi, MD - Italy 
Vice-Chair: Karis Kin-Fong Cheng, PhD, RN - Singapore

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Mission and Goals

The Mucositis Study Group's major goal is to improve outcomes of patients experiencing oral and gastrointestinal mucositis associated with anticancer therapies. This Study Group works closely with the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO). Our objectives are to improve the design and conduct of clinical investigations, disseminate up-to-date educational information regarding mucositis, and serve as a resource for investigators in basic science, clinical, and health services research, as well as for industrial collaborators, clinicians, and patients.

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2021 Pre-Conference Workshop

Mucositis Research Workshop: Advances in Research and Practice

Chair: Sharon Elad, DMD, MSc

The overall goal of the workshop is to bring together basic, translational and clinical researchers in an informal setting to stimulate discussion and advance the understanding of mucositis. Reflecting this year’s theme, the scientific program will encompass two main parts. The first, advances in research, will include recent progress in the pathogenesis of immunotherapy-induced gastrointestinal mucositis and mucositis in the era of heavy ion-beam radiotherapy, as well as discussion of future directions in mucositis research and practice.

The second part, advances in practice, will be addressed through the presentation of practical clinical tools, including technical, communication, and diagnostic tools. Presentations will feature appliances for managing oral mucositis and new manifestations of oral mucositis post proton-beam radiotherapy. To explore communication issues, role-play sessions will simulate clinical situations and will encourage the audience to participate in the decision-making and ethical dilemmas illustrated by these scenarios.

Several top abstracts will be selected for an oral presentation, giving young investigators an opportunity to showcase their cutting-edge research and receive feedback from experts in the field. Also, the Mucositis Study Group will announce its 2020 awards for outstanding research presentations. The workshop will provide an opportunity for face-to-face discussions with an aim of promoting collaborative research, international research networks, and the forming of multidisciplinary teams to pursue new research and funding opportunities. We hope to see you there!
The workshop will take place on Thursday, June 24, from 8:00 to 11:00 am. Workshop attendance requires registration in addition to registration for the Annual Meeting. Register at the official 2021 Annual Meeting website.

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Study Group News

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Related Links

The National Cancer Institute provides information on Oral Mucositis for both professionals and patients, with Spanish translations of both.

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