Plenary Speakers

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine


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Our Plenary Speakers have been confirmed for MASCC 2014

Charles Loprinzi (USA)​


Dr. Loprinzi is currently the Regis Professor of Breast Cancer Research at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN where he is an emeritus chair of the Division of Medical Oncology and an emeritus Vice-Chair of the Department of Oncology.   

He has run an active cancer control program directed toward both cancer prevention efforts and symptom control efforts, which has led to the publication of over 300 articles and book chapters, with over 100 publications in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  

Dr. Loprinzi served as the founding editor for the Art of Oncology section of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, from 2000, through 2010.  In addition, he is a co-editor of the Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book.   

His work has lead to him receiving two awards from the Susan B Komen Foundation, the Komen Foundation Brinker award in 2002 and the 2005 Komen Foundation Professor of Survivorship.  In 2005, he was awarded the 2006 Clinical Research Award by the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC).   In 2006, he was awarded the North American Menopausal Society (NAMS) Vasomotor Symptoms Research Award.

Plenary Session "Teaser"

Chemotherapy-induced neuropathy is a BIG problem.  What do we know about its clinical presentation? Do we have established means for preventing it?  What treatment options do we have to treat it?


Jamie Von Roenn (USA

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Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD, Professor of Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, currently serves as Senior Director of the Education, Science and Professional Development Department of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). A long-time ASCO member and volunteer, Dr. Von Roenn is a medical oncologist and expert in breast oncology and palliative medicine, particularly on the integration of palliative medicine skills and principles in oncology care.

David Currow (AUS)

Jorn Herrstedt (DNK)

Karen Steindorf (DEU)

Gregory Crawford (AUS)

Harvey Chochinov (CAN)

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