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Supportive Care in Cancer

Supportive Care in Cancer

Editor-in-Chief: Fred Ashbury

ISSN: 0941-4355 (print version)
ISSN: 1433-7339 (electronic version)

Journal no. 520

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Societies and New Developments

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 

MASCC/ISOO 2017 Annual Meeting on Supportive Care in Cancer 

June 22 - 24, 2017, Washington D.C., USA

SCC 520 - MASCC 2017
The 2017 Annual Meeting of MASCC/ISOO will take place in Washington, DC, USA, from June 22 to 24. Scientific Meeting Chair Rachel Gibson has announced the theme of the meeting as “Sharing Successes in Supportive Care in Cancer.” Topics will include new models of coordinated care, strategies for managing targeted therapies, the integration of oncology and dermatology, and financial toxicity. New e-poster sessions will be mentored by leading world experts, many based at the National Cancer Institute or other US research centers.

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MASCC appoints new Executive Director 

We are pleased to announce and introduce the new Executive Director of MASCC, Melissa Chin. Melissa is an Honours in Life Science graduate of the University of Toronto and holds an MBA with Honours from McMaster University. She is also recognized as a Certified Health Executive, a professional designation offered to Canadian health leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to health leadership and knowledge of current health care leadership practices. With experience in strategy, mergers and integrations, corporate planning, project management, and working with international partners, Melissa was most recently employed as Manager of Corporate Planning at University Health Network (UHN), McMaster University, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
UHN, which is also affiliated with the University of Toronto, includes Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals, Princess Margaret cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and the Michener Institute for Education at UHN. Its scope of research and complexity of cases has made UHN a national and international source for discovery, education, and patient care. UHN represents over 14,000 employees, 1,700 physicians, 11,000 students, and 2,000 research personnel.
Prior to working at UHN, Melissa worked at Deloitte in the management consulting practice where she focused specifically on advisory services in health care strategy and operations to help clients develop innovative and practical solutions.

Executive Director 

Melissa Chin, MBA


Supportive Care in Cancer is now on Twitter! 

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Anne Young, MBA


Supportive Care in Cancer 

Editor-in-Chief Fred Ashbury, PhD

Editorial Assistant Lori Fleming
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    Supportive Care in Cancer provides members of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and all other interested individuals, groups and institutions with the most recent scientific and social information on all aspects of supportive care in cancer patients. It covers primarily medical, technical and surgical topics concerning supportive therapy and care which may supplement or substitute basic cancer treatment at all stages of the disease.

    Nursing, rehabilitative, psychosocial and spiritual issues of support are also included.

    Papers focusing on aspects of specific antineoplastic treatments are not normally accepted.

    Supportive Care in Cancer is ranked #1 in the Google Scholar H-5 Index of Hospice and Palliative Care, with a 2016 H-5 Index of 48.

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