MASCC/ISOO

Audit of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Reveals Gaps in Nutritional Care

Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) are at a high risk of malnutrition, but the implementation of a best practice model for nutritional support can improve health outcomes and address the many unmet needs in nutritional management, according to Merran Findlay, MSc, AdvAPD, Senior Oncology Dietitian at the Royal [ Read More ]

“Magic Mouthwash” and the Management of mTOR Inhibitor–Associated Stomatitis

Stomatitis is a dose-limiting toxicity associated with the use of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors, but new treatments can improve quality of life for patients suffering from this often debilitating condition, according to data presented at the 2016 Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology [ Read More ]

SGX942 Decreases Duration of Severe Oral Mucositis in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

SGX942 is a novel agent that decreased the incidence of severe oral mucositis (OM) in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) undergoing chemoradiation (CRT), according to new research led by Oreola Donini, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Soligenix, Inc, and Mahesh R. Kudrimoti, MD, Professor [ Read More ]

Probiotics Hold Potential for Preventing Radiation Enteropathy

Prophylactic probiotics can potentially prevent radiation enteropathy, according to research presented by Matthew A. Ciorba, MD, at the 2016 Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology Annual Meeting on Supportive Care in Cancer. Probiotics are defined as live microbial organisms, most often bacteria, that confer beneficial [ Read More ]

Treating Nausea as a Symptom Cluster

Nausea is part of a symptom cluster associated with chemotherapy, but the experience of nausea might be a symptom cluster in and of itself, according to research presented by Ian Olver, MD, at the 2016 Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)/International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) Annual Meeting [ Read More ]

Oncology Nurse Survey Reveals Inconsistent Adherence to Antiemetic Guidelines

A recent survey of oncology nurses revealed inconsistencies in practice patterns and adherence to antiemetic guidelines for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), according to Rebecca Clark-Snow, RN, BSN, OCN, Oncology Clinical Nurse Coordinator at the University of Kansas Cancer Center in Westwood. Nevertheless, oncology nurses, as part [ Read More ]

Delirium Symptoms More Severe in Patients Treated with Antipsychotics

Adult hospice and palliative care patients with hyperactive delirium symptoms who were given risperidone or haloperidol experienced greater delirium symptoms at 72 hours than those given placebo, according to new research presented by Meera Agar, MD, at the 2016 Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology [ Read More ]

Scalp Cooling Now More Commonly Used in the United States

Because of the recent approval by the FDA of the DigniCap system1 and growing evidence that scalp cooling is an effective treatment for preventing chemotherapy-induced alopecia, the practice is steadily becoming more widespread in the United States. And Hope S. Rugo, MD, is leading the charge on educating patients and [ Read More ]

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