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  1. What is Supportive Care? • Supportive care is the prevention and management of the adverse effects of cancer and its treatment across the entire continuum of a patient’s illness—including the enhancement of rehabilitation and survivorship

  2. Importance of Supportive Care • Allows patients to tolerate active therapy more easily • Alleviates symptoms and complications of cancer • Reduces or prevents toxicities of treatment • Supports communication with patients about their disease and prognosis • Eases emotional burden of patients and care givers • Helps cancer survivors with psychological and social problems

  3. The History of MASCC • 1990 MASCC founded • Joint venture by several international groups dating from the mid-1980s • Jean Klastersky, MD, Belgium – President 2000-June,2006 • 1992 Journal begun, Supportive Care in Cancer • - Hans-Jorg Senn, MD, Switzerland - Editor • 1998 Began formal relationship with International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) • Combined meetings

  4. The MASCC Mission • Optimize supportive care in cancer patients worldwide • Stimulate multi-disciplinary research • Encourage international scientific exchange of information • Expand professional expertise in supportive care • Educate health care professionals worldwide in supportive care • Serve as a resource for patients, families, and caregivers

  5. MASCC: Multidisciplinary Membership • Physicians (medical, surgical, radiation, oncologists and infectious disease specialists) • Oncology Nurses • Social workers • Psychologists • Dentists/oral oncology experts • Pharmacists • Others interested in supportive care

  6. MASCC: Multinational In Scope • Members from over 55 countries • North America • Europe • South America • Asia • Australia • Africa

  7. MASCC

  8. MASCC: Partnerships and Relationships • Alliance & joint meetings with the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO)

  9. MASCC: Partnerships and Relationships • ISOO • ONS • ASCO • ISOQOL • NYLCA • SIOG • AOSW • IAHPC • ESMO • ECCO • EONS • IASLC

  10. MASCC Activities: Annual Symposia North America or EuropeRecent symposia locations • 2005 - Geneva, Switzerland • 2004 - Miami, FL, USA • 2003 - Berlin, Germany • 2002 - Boston, MA, USA • 2001 - Copenhagen, Denmark • 2000 - Washington, DC, USA • 1999 - Nice, France

  11. MASCC Activities: Study Groups • Facilitate research, exchange of ideas, and consensus guidelines for a specific area of supportive care • Active Groups: • Antiemetics* • Fatigue • Growth Factors • Hemostasis • Infection • Mucositis* • Oral Care • Outcomes & healthcare economics • Palliative Medicine • Patient & Professional Education • Pediatrics • Psychosocial • Quality of life • Rehabilitation *Recent multidisciplinary guideline conference or publication

  12. MASCC Activities: Web Site Initiatives • Education & Resource Centers – 14 Live • MASCC Antiemesis Tool (MAT) • Perugia Antiemetic Guidelines – Updates Reflected • Mucositis Perspectives and Clinical Practice Guidelines • Staying Current with Journal Publications in Supportive Care

  13. MASCC Activities • Focused consensus meetings: mucositis, antiemetics, febrile neutropenia • Professional journal: Supportive Care in Cancer • News periodical: Topics in Supportive Care in Oncology • New website: www.mascc.org • Strategic planning

  14. MASCC Executive Board June2004 - June 2006 • President: Matti Aapro, MD, Switzerland • Vice-President/President Elect: Paul Hesketh, MD, USA • Secretary: Jørn Herrstedt, MD, Denmark • Treasurer: Ronald Feld, MD, Canada • Immediate Past President: Richard Gralla, MD, USA

  15. Andrea Bezjak, MD, Canada Sussanne Börjeson, RN, PhD, Sweden Eduardo Bruera, MD, USA Rebecca A. Clark-Snow, RN, USA Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD, USA Petra Feyer, MD, Germany Agnes Glaus, PhD, RN, Switzerland Dorothy M K Keefe, MD, Australia Douglas E. Peterson, DMD, PhD, USA Fausto Roila, MD, Italy Mark Schubert, DDS, MSD, USA Eoin Tiernan MD, Ireland Declan Walsh, MD, USA MASCC Board of DirectorsJune 2004 - June 2006

  16. MASCC Membership • Join us! • Contact:Cindy Rittenberg Executive Director, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 500 Rue St. Ann, Suite 223Metairie, LA 70005 USAPhone: 504-828-2184    Fax: 504-828-2180    E-mail: cindyrit@bellsouth.net Visit our website: www.mascc.org

  17. Good bye