Message from the ISOO President
Over the years, the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) has attracted a significant number of new members. Established in 1984 as the Society for Clinical and Experimental Oral Oncology, ISOO has played a pivotal role as the international platform for healthcare professionals interested in a multidisciplinary approach to oral supportive care for cancer patients. Most recently, ISOO members have both published evidence based guidelines for the management of oral complications of cancer therapy and created numerous patient care fact sheets and videos, translated in to over 20 languages for global use. Our platform has expanded into being world leaders in Head and Neck Survivorship in focussing on the fundamental roles of pre-habilitation and rehabilitation of the head and neck cancer patient for better outcomes. Recent collaborations with the European Society for Bone Marrow Transplant ( EBMT), the American Society of Clinical Oncology ( ASCO), the National Cancer Institute PDQ ( NCI PDQ) and many oral medicine societies across the world have increased our international impact.
Consider joining us today at www.isoo.world in our search for new knowledge and support for cancer patients worldwide. Whether you are an experienced clinician, or a scientists who has spent years working toward improved quality of life for cancer patients or young scientist or post graduate student, joining ISOO will give you the opportunity to mentor, be mentored and actively in engage with an international clinical and academic community.
Welcome to our world! Be inspired and Join us in Seville 2021!
Dr Deborah Saunders is the Medical Director of the Department of Dental Oncology at the North East Cancer Centre in Sudbury Ontario, Canada. She is the Program Lead for the Clinical Tobacco Intervention Services and Oral Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Program at her centre. She is a strong advocate of knowledge translation for clinicians and patients and believes that excellent supportive care in cancer makes excellent cancer care possible.