At the 2016 Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology (MASCC/ISOO) International Symposium on Supportive Care in Cancer in Adelaide, Australia, a new President of the organization was announced, and numerous awards were given to outstanding researchers and practitioners.
New MASCC President
Ian Olver, MBBS, MD, PhD
Ian Olver, MBBS, MD, PhD, became MASCC’s new President at this year’s Annual Meeting. A medical oncologist, bioethicist, and researcher, Dr. Olver is Director of the Sansom Institute for Health Research, Professor of Translational Cancer Research, and Dean of Research Strategy in the Division of Health Sciences at The University of South Australia. A member of MASCC’s Executive Committee, he has chaired the Publications Committee for 6 years and co-chaired the 2016 MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting.
Outstanding Young Investigator Award
Luke Peppone, PhD, MPH
Luke Peppone, PhD, MPH, was the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Young Investigator Award for his research project titled, “Efficacy of Omega-3 (ω-3) Supplementation vs Omega-6 (ω-6) Supplementation for Reducing Cancer-Related Fatigue Among Breast Cancer Survivors: A URCC NCORP Randomized Controlled Trial.” Dr. Peppone holds a dual appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Orthopaedics in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Steven M. Grunberg Award
Nicole Kiss, PhD, AdvAPD
Nicole Kiss, PhD, AdvAPD, received the Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award for scientific excellence, leadership, and mentoring in the field of supportive care in cancer. Dr. Kiss is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Senior Clinician (Dietitian) at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia. At the meeting, Dr. Kiss presented her research titled, “Skeletal Muscle Depletion and Relationship to Survival in Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Chemoradiation.” ■