Recorded Webinar: Dietary Targeting of Inflammation: Modification of Cancer Risk

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2110, 4040, 4050, 5150; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.1

A significant and growing body of evidence demonstrates that inflammation contributes to cancer risk. Research suggests also that the inflammatory response may be modified by diet and dietary components.

This 1.5 CPEU webinar will examine the relationship between inflammation and cancer, as well as foods and dietary patterns that have been shown to impact the inflammatory response. Attendees will come away with the recognition that RDs can play an important role in positively impacting the health of patients and clients at risk for cancer by encouraging dietary interventions that reduce inflammation.

The live version of this webinar was presented by Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, FAND, FTOS, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at 2 pm ET. This recorded version is approved for one hour of continuing education credit. RDs should list code 175 for this activity type.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Describe the physiology of the relationship between inflammation and cancer.
  2. Differentiate anti- and pro-inflammatory foods/dietary constituents/dietary patterns.
  3. Identify common biochemical indices used to assess inflammation and their relationship to cancer and cancer prognosis.
  4. Evaluate and interpret current epidemiological and clinical evidence linking inflammation, diet and cancer.
  5. Translate current evidence into nutritional counseling/care plans for cancer risk reduction.
Course summary
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Dr. Cynthia Thomson is a Professor in the College of Public Health and holds joint appointments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences & the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Thomson received her Ph.D. from the Interdisciplinary Program in Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona and completed NCI-sponsored post-doctoral training at the Arizona Cancer Center with a focus on diet and cancer prevention. Her research emphasis includes dietary intervention in breast and ovarian cancer survivors, as well as behavioral interventions for weight control and metabolic regulation. She was appointed as the Director of the Canyon Ranch Center of Prevention and Health Promotion at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health a center whose mission is to support a healthier Tucson community. In addition, she is also the Director of the Arizona Smokers Help Line (ASHLine).

This complimentary 1-credit continuing education webinar is brought to you with the support from HORMEL VITAL CUISINE and Hormel Health Labs.  Please note that Hormel Vital Cuisine and Hormel Health Labs provided financial support only and did not have input into the information provided in this course. 

The presenter has no disclosures to report for this program and has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program.  View our disclosure policy.


Available Credit

  • 1.50 CDR


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