Chemotherapy and Food-Drug Interactions
This continuing education course reviews the use of chemotherapy, explains food-drug interactions, examines the relationship between major classes of oral chemotherapy medications and their food interactions, and discusses the RD’s role in providing guidance on the use of chemotherapy and its interactions with different foods.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- List five classes of chemotherapy drugs.
- Define food-drug interaction and its importance.
- Describe specific food-drug interactions, including taking medication with and without food and interactions with certain foods.
- Provide practical guidance on the use of chemotherapy and its interactions with different foods.
Linda Tsai, MS, RD, CCS, has been a clinical dietitian in the inpatient setting for more than 10 years. She most enjoyed working with nutrition support for ICU and neonatal ICU patients. Currently, she provides nutrition education and counseling to in-center hemodialysis and home peritoneal dialysis patients. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two young children.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR