MAASC/ISOO Mucositis Guidelines 2019 Update: Part 1

Mucositis is a common toxicity following chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer, often necessitating dose reductions and/or treatment breaks.

The following series of papers were generated as part of the process of updating the 2014 MASCC/ISOO clinical practice guidelines for the management of mucositis secondary to cancer therapy. Several types of interventions for oral mucositis are presented, including anti-inflammatory agents, photobiomodulation, vitamins, minerals, and nutritional supplements, and protocols categorized as basic oral care. One paper is dedicated to interventions for the management of gastrointestinal mucositis, i.e., affecting areas in the gastrointestinal tract outside the oral cavity.

Each paper has been made free to access where not already Open Access.

The MASCC/ISOO Mucositis Guidelines 2019 Update: introduction to the first set of articles. Sharon Elad

Development of the MASCC/ISOO clinical practice guidelines for mucositis: an overview of the methods. Vinisha Ranna, Karis Kin Fong Cheng, Daniel A. Castillo, et al.

Systematic review of basic oral care for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients and clinical practice guidelines. Catherine H. L. Hong, Luiz Alcino Gueiros, Janet S. Fulton, et al.

Systematic review of photobiomodulation for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients and clinical practice guidelines. Yehuda Zadik, Praveen R. Arany, Eduardo Rodrigues Fregnani, et al.

Systematic review of anti-inflammatory agents for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients and clinical practice guidelines. Anura Ariyawardana, Karis Kin Fong Cheng, Abhishek Kandwal, et al.

Systematic review of natural and miscellaneous agents for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients and clinical practice guidelines—part 1: vitamins, minerals, and nutritional supplements. Noam Yarom, Allan Hovan, Paolo Bossi, et al.

Systematic review of agents for the management of cancer treatment-related gastrointestinal mucositis and clinical practice guidelines. Joanne M. Bowen, Rachel J. Gibson, Janet K. Coller, et al.

The pathogenesis of mucositis: updated perspectives and emerging targets. J. Bowen, N. Al-Dasooqi, P. Bossi, et al.


Cover image reprinted from Bowen, J., Al-Dasooqi, N., Bossi, P. et al. Support Care Cancer (2019) 27: 4023. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-019-04893-z