2021 Award & Scholarship Recipients

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Prof Ian Olver, AM, MD, PhD

Distinguished Service Award<
Ian Olver, AM, MD, PhD, is a medical oncologist, cancer researcher and bioethicist. He is currently Professorial Research Fellow, School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide and consults for Bellberry Ethics Committee. His previous roles have included being CEO, Cancer Council Australia and Clinical Director, Royal Adelaide Hospital Cancer Centre and has been a President of MASCC. His major research interests are supportive care in cancer and psycho-oncology.

Dr Akhila Reddy, MD

Steven M Grunberg Memorial Award
Palliative, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX, USA

Abstract: Levorphanol as a Second Line Opioid in Cancer Patients Presenting to an Outpatient Supportive Care Center: An Open-Label Study

Young Investigator Award Recipients

Tara Behroozian

Outstanding Young Investigator
Clinical Research Assistant, Department of Radiation Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Toronto, ON, Canada

Abstract: How do Patient-Reported Outcomes Compare with Clinician Assessments? A Prospective Study of Radiation Dermatitis in Breast Cancer

Dr Marc Hilmi, MD

Young Investigator
Medical Doctor in Oncology, Département d'Innovation Thérapeutique et d'Essais Précoces (DITEP), Gustave Roussy Villejuif, France

Abstract: Evaluation of Supportive Care Needs, Sexuality and Quality of Life in Phase I Trials: Preliminary Results of a Prospective Monocentric Study

Maria Gonzalez

Young Investigator
PhD Student, Health Minds, NICM Health Research Institute Sydney, Australia

Abstract: Yoga for Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in People with Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Dr Elisa Kauark-Fontes, DDS

Young Investigator
Dentist, Oral Diagnosis Department, Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba (FOP/UNICAMP) Piracicabe, São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract: Extraoral Photobiomodulation Therapy for Oral Mucositis in Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients: Interim Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial

Dr Charlotte Duch Lynggaard, MD

Young Investigator
Medical Doctor, Department of Otolaryngology, Rigshospitalet, University Hospital of Copenhagen Piracicabe, São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract: Allogeneic "Off-the-Shelf" Stem Cell Therapy for Radiation-Induced Salivary Gland Hypofunction and Xerostomia in Previous Head and Neck Cancer Patients

AICSO-MASCC Young Investigator Award Recipients

Dr Élia Cipriano, MD

1st Award - Young Investigator
Medical Oncology, Hospital Pedro Hispano, Matosinhos Local Health Unit Matosinhos, Portugal

Abstract: Quality of Life in Geriatric Oncology: Psychometric Validation of the Portuguese Version of EORTC QLQ-ELD14 Questionnaire in a Portuguese Population with Solid Malignancies

Vera Pires

2nd Award - Young Investigator
Pharmacist, Portuguese Oncology Institute of Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal

Abstract: Flat Dose vs Personalized Does of Pembrolizumab: Economic Toxicity

Dr Helena Guedes, MD

3rd Award - Young Investigator
Medical Doctor, Medical Oncology, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho Porto, Portugal

Abstract: Desensitization of Antineoplastic Drugs: A Way Beyond Hypersensitivity Reactions

Conference Scholarship Recipients

Omar Ali Aboshady, MBBCh

Conference Scholarship
Senior Research Assistant, Clinical Pharmacology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University Menoufia, Egypt

Abstract: Protective Effects of Rosuvastatin on 5-Fluorouracil-Induced Gastrointestinal Mucositis in Rats

Dr Rahul D. Arora, MD Palliative Medicine (HBNI, India)

Conference Scholarship
Doctor, Palliative Medicine, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Abstract: Case Presentation in Academic Palliative Oncology – A Narrative Review

Rachita Gururaj, BPT

Conference Scholarship
Physiotherapy Post-Graduate, Department of Physiotherapy, KMC Mangalore MAHE Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Abstract: Effect of Exercise Based Interventions on Sleep and Circadian Rhythm in Cancer Survivors - A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis

Dr Ogochukwu Izuegbuna, MBChB, MSc, FMCPath

Conference Scholarship
Haematologist, Department of Haematology, Lautech Teaching Hospital Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Abstract: Lipid Profile and Atherogenic Risk Assessment in Nigerian Breast Cancer Patients

Yadav Nisha

Conference Scholarship
PhD Scholar, Medical Oncology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) Puducherry, India

Abstract: Effect of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy on Bone Health Among Postmenopausal Women with Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer. Does it Require Intervention?