Symposium Session: Nutrition for Cancer Survivors
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4090, 5050, 5150, 5410
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.3.6, 12.3.2, 12.3.3
Evidence demonstrates that nutritional interventions can improve the overall health outcomes of cancer survivors. This session will cover the most recent guidelines related to diet and nutrition for cancer survivors.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Acknowledge the various cancers that affect Americans in terms of incidence and mortality.
- Identify cancers for which consensus supports a strong association with diet and/or nutritional status.
- Recognize the organizations that develop guidelines for cancer survivors and be able to describe these guidelines and the evidence that supports them.
- Discuss current guidelines and data regarding the use of dietary supplements in relation to cancer-related mortality and overall mortality.
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD, is a professor and the Webb Endowed Chair of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Her career in cancer research began at Duke University, where she was on faculty for 17 years. In 2007, she was recruited to MD Anderson, and then to UAB in 2010 to become the associate director for cancer prevention and control.
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried has no relevant disclosures to report. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
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