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Leadership

Chair

Penelope Schofield, PhD
Australia

Vice-Chair

Ysabella Van Sebille, PhD, MD
Australia

Digital Health is a subgroup of the Education Study Group

How to Join

To join a subgroup, you must be a MASCC member and a member of the parent study group. The parent study group of the Digital Health Subgroup is the Education Study Group.

  • Log in to your member account.
  • Click on Manage My Account/Profile.
  • Scroll down to your profile data and select “Edit”.
  • Then select the study group as one of your three study group selections. Click SAVE.

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Mission and Goals

Within the fields of both oncology and supportive care, digital health is rapidly becoming recognized as an innovative and important means of improving medical efficiency and patient outcomes. Digital health — the use of technology to improve health and healthcare — is a simple concept, but a broad field that encompasses telehealth and telemedicine, health information technology, mobile health, and personalized medicine. One of its prime aims and benefits is the empowerment of all individuals to make better-informed health decisions by providing accurate and appropriate information as well as options for prevention, early diagnosis, and disease management outside traditional healthcare settings. Digital health products include mobile medical apps, decision support software, wearable devices, and more.

The initial aims of the new subgroup are to promote education and awareness of health technologies in supportive cancer care and to create research collaboration opportunities in digital health among MASCC members. While the subgroup is maintained within the Education Study Group, the topic of digital health cuts across numerous themes in supportive cancer care. Members of the new subgroup will work to educate and collaborate with all MASCC members and study groups.

MASCC is the most important society to which I belong. It is welcoming, multi-disciplinary, truly international, nurturing and career-building.
Prof Dorothy Keefe, MD (2022)

Publications

Recent scientific publications from the Digital Health Subgroup

Additional Resources