Clinical Oncology and Cancer Research

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 219–229

What is new in supportive care in cancer?



The Annual Symposium of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)/International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) was held in Vancouver, Canada, June 24–26, 2010. The symposium brought together health care professionals from many countries and many fields of expertise for an excellent forum of ideas, lectures and collegial interactions, and discussed methods to minimize cancer-induced side effects, the symptoms and complications of its treatment, and psychosocial issues facing cancer patients and their families. Some ideas and studies selected from the presentations of different fields of supportive care in cancer presented in this symposium are introduced in this paper.

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supportive care MASCC Symposium presentation 


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© Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital and Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Breast Cancer Prevention and TherapyMinistry of EducationTianjinChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and TherapyTianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and HospitalTianjinChina

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