Oncological Functional Nutrition

Oncological Functional Nutrition
Author: Maira Rubi Segura Campos,Armando Manuel Martin Ortega
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-08-27
ISBN 10: 012819829X
ISBN 13: 9780128198292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oncological Functional Nutrition Book Review:

Oncological Functional Nutrition: Phytochemicals and Medicinal Plants presents the anticancer activities, metabolism, mechanism of action, doses, and sources of various phytochemicals and medicinal plants. Broken into five parts, this book addresses cancer epidemiology, molecular and therapeutic bases of cancer, macro and micronutrients in cancer prevention and treatment, phytochemicals in the cancer treatment, and medical plants as potential functional foods or resources for the obtention of metabolites with anticancer activity. Written for nutritionists, food scientists, health professionals, oncologists, endocrinologists, natural product chemists, ethnobotanists, chemists, pharmacists, biochemists, and students studying relating fields, Oncological Functional Nutrition: Phytochemicals and Medicinal Plants will be a useful reference for those interested in learning more about functional nutrition and cancer. Discusses functional nutrition as alternative therapy Provides recommendations and intervention strategies related to the consumption of phytochemicals, food, and medicinal plants Addresses cancer epidemiology, the molecular and therapeutic bases of cancer, phytochemicals in the cancer treatment, and medical plants

Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice

Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice
Author: Anne Coble Voss,Valaree Williams
Publsiher: Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780880910675
ISBN 13: 0880910674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice Book Review:

"A comprehensive reference for professionals providing up-to-date oncology nutrition practice recommendations, the latest nutrition assessment tools, current knowledge, and support and resources"--

Functional Foods in Cancer Prevention and Therapy

Functional Foods in Cancer Prevention and Therapy
Author: Yearul Kabir
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2020-04
ISBN 10: 0128161515
ISBN 13: 9780128161517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Foods in Cancer Prevention and Therapy Book Review:

Functional Foods in Cancer Prevention and Therapy presents the wide range of functional foods associated with the prevention and treatment of cancer. In recent decades, researchers have made progress in our understanding of the association between functional food and cancer, especially as it relates to cancer treatment and prevention. Specifically, substantial evidence from epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies show that various food components may alter cancer risk, the prognosis after cancer onset, and the quality of life after cancer treatment. The book documents the therapeutic roles of well-known functional foods and explains their role in cancer therapy. The book presents complex cancer patterns and evidence of the effective ways to control cancers with the use of functional foods. This book will serve as informative reference for researchers focused on the role of food in cancer prevention and physicians and clinicians involved in cancer treatment.

Nutritional Oncology

Nutritional Oncology
Author: David Heber,Zhaoping Li,Vay Liang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2021-08-23
ISBN 10: 100039980X
ISBN 13: 9781000399806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutritional Oncology Book Review:

Nutritional Oncology: Nutrition in Cancer Prevention, Treatment, and Survivorship presents evidence-based approaches to the study and application of nutrition in all phases of cancer including prevention, treatment, and survivorship. There is a long history of interest in the role of nutrition in cancer but only in the last 50 years has this interdisciplinary field developed scientific evidence from a combination of population studies, basic research, and clinical studies. Precision oncology, targeted therapies and immunonutrition have led to advances in cancer treatment and prevention. Highlighting insights from Precision Oncology and Precision Nutrition to improve cancer prevention, treatment and survival is the core mission of this book. The editors have over 40 years of clinical and research experience integrating science with practical advice based on available evidence for healthcare professionals while highlighting research vistas for the scientific community. Features: Comprehensive treatment of all aspects of nutrition and cancer, including prevention, response to treatment, avoidance of relapse and promotion of quality of life for cancer survivors. Examines alternative medicines and botanical dietary supplements and identifies hypotheses for future research based on science. This book is written for doctors, dietitians, and other health care professional advising cancer patients, cancer survivors and the general public.

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Cancer Prevention

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Cancer Prevention
Author: Ronald Ross Watson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2008-02-28
ISBN 10: 0470290080
ISBN 13: 9780470290088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Cancer Prevention Book Review:

Cancer is a leading cause of death among adults but research shows that the chances of developing cancer can be reduced by lifestyle changes. Increasing numbers of people use dietary vegetables, medicinal herbs, and plant extracts to prevent or treat cancer. Their availability as "over the counter" supplements has contributed to an explosion in the use of herbal extracts and related compounds for health enhancement. This vital resource brings together the worlds leading experts’ research, their conclusions and recommendations on functional foods and nutraceuticals in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Research professionals, academics, hospital-based dietitians, nutritionists, oncology physicians, cancer researchers, marketers and food and drug officials are just a few of the key people who need this book.

The Metabolic Approach to Cancer

The Metabolic Approach to Cancer
Author: Nasha Winters,Jess Higgins Kelley
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1603586865
ISBN 13: 9781603586863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Metabolic Approach to Cancer Book Review:

The Optimal Terrain Ten Protocol to Reboot Cellular Health Since the beginning of the twentieth century, cancer rates have increased exponentially--now affecting almost 50 percent of the American population. Conventional treatment continues to rely on chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation to attack cancer cells. Yet research has repeatedly shown that 95 percent of cancer cases are directly linked to diet and lifestyle. The Metabolic Approach to Cancer is the book we have been waiting for--it offers an innovative, metabolic-focused nutrition protocol that actually works. Naturopathic, integrative oncologist and cancer survivor Dr. Nasha Winters and nutrition therapist Jess Higgins Kelley have identified the ten key elements of a person's "terrain" (think of it as a topographical map of our body) that are crucial to preventing and managing cancer. Each of the terrain ten elements--including epigenetics, the microbiome, the immune system, toxin exposures, and blood sugar balance--is illuminated as it relates to the cancer process, then given a heavily researched and tested, non-toxic and metabolic, focused nutrition prescription. The metabolic theory of cancer--that cancer is fueled by high carbohydrate diets, not "bad" genetics--was introduced by Nobel Prize-laureate and scientist Otto Warburg in 1931. It has been largely disregarded by conventional oncology ever since. But this theory is resurging as a result of research showing incredible clinical outcomes when cancer cells are deprived of their primary fuel source (glucose). The ketogenic diet--which relies on the body's production of ketones as fuel--is the centerpiece of The Metabolic Approach to Cancer. Further, Winters and Kelley explain how to harness the anticancer potential of phytonutrients abundant in low-glycemic plant and animal foods to address the 10 hallmarks of cancer--an approach Western medicine does with drug based therapies. Their optimized, genetically-tuned diet shuns grains, legumes, sugar, genetically modified foods, pesticides, and synthetic ingredients while emphasizing whole, wild, local, organic, fermented, heirloom, and low-glycemic foods and herbs. Other components of their approach include harm-reductive herbal therapies like mistletoe (considered the original immunotherapy and common in European cancer care centers) and cannabinoids (which shrink tumors and increase quality of life, yet are illegal in more than half of the United States). Through addressing the ten root causes of cancer and approaching the disease from a nutrition-focused standpoint, we can slow cancer's endemic spread and live optimized lives.

Nutritional Oncology

Nutritional Oncology
Author: George L. Blackburn,Vay Liang W. Go,John Milner
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2011-05-02
ISBN 10: 9780080454177
ISBN 13: 0080454178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutritional Oncology Book Review:

Nutritional oncology is an increasingly active interdisciplinary field where cancer is investigated as both a systemic and local disease originating with the changes in the genome and progressing through a multi-step process which may be influenced at many points in its natural history by nutritional factors that could impact the prevention of cancer, the quality of life of cancer patients, and the risk of cancer recurrence in the rapidly increasing population of cancer survivors. Since the first edition of this book was published in 1999, the idea that there is a single gene pathway or single drug will provide a cure for cancer has given way to the general view that dietary/environmental factors impact the progression of genetic and cellular changes in common forms of cancer. This broad concept can now be investigated within a basic and clinical research context for specific types of cancer. This book attempts to cover the current available knowledge in this new field of nutritional oncology written by invited experts. This book attempts to provide not only the theoretical and research basis for nutritional oncology, but will offer the medical oncologist and other members of multidisciplinary groups treating cancer patients practical information on nutrition assessment and nutritional regimens, including micronutrient and phytochemical supplementation. The editors hope that this volume will stimulate increased research, education and patient application of the principles of nutritional oncology. NEW TO THIS EDITION: * Covers hot new topics of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics in cancer cell growth * Includes new chapters on metabolic networks in cancer cell growth, nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics * Presents substantially revised chapters on breast cancer and nutrition, prostate cancer and nutrition, and colon cancer and nutrition * Includes new illustrations throughout the text, especially in the breast cancer chapter * Includes integrated insights into the unanswered questions and clearly defined objectives of research in nutritional oncology * Offers practical guidelines for clinicians advising malnourished cancer patients and cancer survivors on diet, nutrition, and lifestyle * Provides information on the role of bioactive substances, dietary supplements, phytochemicals and botanicals in cancer prevention and treatment

Integrative Oncology

Integrative Oncology
Author: Donald Abrams,Andrew Weil
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2009-03-09
ISBN 10: 0199885850
ISBN 13: 9780199885855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Oncology Book Review:

People facing a new diagnosis of cancer are unsettled by their prognosis and treatment options, and they often seek to integrate complementary modalities into their conventional care plan, hoping to improve their chances of cure and decrease side effects. Many do so without informing their oncologist, for fear of alienating them or not convinced that their physician would be informed about complementary therapies. Integrative Oncology, the first volume in the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, provides a wealth of information for both practitioners and consumers on the emerging field of integrative oncology. Noted oncologist Donald Abrams and integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil and their international panel of experts present up-to-date and extensively referenced chapters on a wide spectrum of issues and challenges, bound in one comprehensive, reader-friendly text in a format featuring key points, sidebars, tables, and a two-color design for ease of use. It is destined to emerge as the definitive resource in this emerging field.

Bioactive Foods and Extracts

Bioactive Foods and Extracts
Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 663
Release: 2010-11-11
ISBN 10: 9781439816219
ISBN 13: 1439816212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Foods and Extracts Book Review:

Though there is considerable historical and anecdotal record for the use and efficacy of the cancer preventative properties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs, modern healthcare professionals require scientific evidence and verifiable results to make defensible decisions on the benefits, risks, and value of botanicals and their extracts in the prevention and treatment of cancers. Presenting research-based evidence of the role of herbs and bioactive foods in the prevention and treatment of cancer, Bioactive Foods and Extracts: Cancer Treatment and Prevention provides the scientific basis for millennia of empirical evidence. Divided into four sections, the book begins with a look at herbal medicines and bioactive foods in cancer prevention in general including the benefits of Greco-Arabic and Islamic herbal medicine, Indian vegetarian diet, and a range of culinary spices. The second section considers specific bioactive foods in cancer prevention. Chapters include in-depth discussions of phytochemicals and their therapeutic action within the body, curcumin-mediated cellular response, and the mechanism and use of prunes and plums, mushrooms, and tomato-based products. The third section takes a focused look at certain cancers such as colon, prostate, breast, and lung cancer. Substances analyzed include ginseng, pentacyclic triterpenes from olives, cruciferous vegetables, and fruit phenolics, as well as alcohol and its associated risks. The final section investigates non-botanical supplements including vitamin D, calcium, selenium, and probiotics. Providing an important scientific and evidence-based record on an increasingly popular branch of modern healthcare, this indispensible reference brings together the analytical research of modern science and the wisdom of herbal and food based medicine and puts them at your fingertips.

Bioactive Compounds and Cancer

Bioactive Compounds and Cancer
Author: John A. Milner,Donato F. Romagnolo
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 829
Release: 2010-06-25
ISBN 10: 1607616270
ISBN 13: 9781607616276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Compounds and Cancer Book Review:

Because of the wealth of new information generated by the scientific community during the last decade on the role of nutrition on cancer risk, this book provides a forum for presentation and discussion of recent scientific data and highlights a set of dietary recommendations. Bioactive Compounds and Cancer presents chapters that highlight laboratory and clinical findings on how selected nutrients function as signaling molecules and, as such, influence cellular behavior and cancer predisposition. This important compendium focuses on understanding the role of nutrition in cancer biology, the molecular action of bioactive food components and xenobiotics on cancer risk, the role of dietary components in cancer prevention and/or treatment, and nutrition education with the most up to date dietary recommendations that may reduce cancer risk. This volume will be of interest to specialized health professionals, clinicians, nurses, basic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and health officials of public and private organizations.

Eat to Beat Disease

Eat to Beat Disease
Author: William W Li
Publsiher: Balance
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 1538714639
ISBN 13: 9781538714638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eat to Beat Disease Book Review:

Eat your way to better health with this New York Times bestseller on food's ability to help the body heal itself from cancer, dementia, and dozens of other avoidable diseases. Forget everything you think you know about your body and food, and discover the new science of how the body heals itself. Learn how to identify the strategies and dosages for using food to transform your resilience and health in Eat to Beat Disease. We have radically underestimated our body's power to transform and restore our health. Pioneering physician scientist, Dr. William Li, empowers readers by showing them the evidence behind over 200 health-boosting foods that can starve cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and beat dozens of avoidable diseases. Eat to Beat Disease isn't about what foods to avoid, but rather is a life-changing guide to the hundreds of healing foods to add to your meals that support the body's defense systems, including: Plums Cinnamon Jasmine tea Red wine and beer Black Beans San Marzano tomatoes Olive oil Pacific oysters Cheeses like Jarlsberg, Camembert and cheddar Sourdough bread The book's plan shows you how to integrate the foods you already love into any diet or health plan to activate your body's health defense systems-Angiogenesis, Regeneration, Microbiome, DNA Protection, and Immunity-to fight cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative autoimmune diseases, and other debilitating conditions. Both informative and practical, Eat to Beat Disease explains the science of healing and prevention, the strategies for using food to actively transform health, and points the science of wellbeing and disease prevention in an exhilarating new direction.

Clinical Nutrition for Oncology Patients

Clinical Nutrition for Oncology Patients
Author: Mary Marian,Susan Roberts
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2010-10-25
ISBN 10: 1449617727
ISBN 13: 9781449617721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Nutrition for Oncology Patients Book Review:

Clincial Nutrition for Oncology Patients provides clinicians who interact with cancer survivors the information they need to help patients make informed choices and improve long-term outcomes. This comprehensive resource outlines nutritional management recommendations for care prior to, during, and after treatment and addresses specific nutritional needs and complementary therapies that may be of help to a patient. This book is written by a variety of clinicians who not only care for cancer survivors and their caregivers but are also experts in the field of nutritional oncology. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Beating Cancer with Nutrition

Beating Cancer with Nutrition
Author: Patrick Quillin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780963837295
ISBN 13: 096383729X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beating Cancer with Nutrition Book Review:

In this revision of the best-seller, Dr. Patrick Quillin shares his extensive and very practical experience in helping thousands of cancer patients with a nutrition program of diet and supplements, including nutrients to reduce the toxic side effects of chemo and radiation. This book has been translated in Japanese, Korean and Chinese. Reissue.

What to Eat During Cancer Treatment

What to Eat During Cancer Treatment
Author: The American Cancer Society,Jeanne Besser,Barbara Grant
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-10
ISBN 10: 9781604432565
ISBN 13: 160443256X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What to Eat During Cancer Treatment Book Review:

"The second edition of What to Eat During Cancer Treatment contains more than 130 recipes-including 102 new dishes. The book provides practical tips and suggestions to help patients and their caregivers anticipate--and overcome--the major challenges of eating well during treatment. Written by Jeanne Besser, an award-winning cookbook author; Barbara Grant, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition; and experts in nutrition and cancer care from the American Cancer Society, the book contains a wealth of information for both patients and their families. The book's primary focus is on the seven most common eating-related side effects of cancer treatment--nausea, diarrhea, constipation, trouble swallowing, sore mouth, unintentional weight loss, and taste alterations--and the foods that will be acceptable when these side effects occur. Chapters are organized by these side effects, and introductory information for each section is based on evidence-based research and sound clinical experience. Symbols are used throughout to flag recipes that apply to more than one side effect, making the book a versatile resource for different phases and types of cancer treatment. The book will appeal both to people undergoing treatment and the caregivers, family, and friends who are providing support. Throughout the book are beautiful, full-color photographs, along with features such as advice for the caregiver, food safety basics, answers to frequently asked questions about nutrition and treatment, how to avoid excess weight gain during treatment, and tips for easy snacks, staying hydrated, and dealing with vitamin and mineral deficiencies"--

Nutrient Gene Interactions in Cancer

Nutrient Gene Interactions in Cancer
Author: Sang-Woon Choi,Simonetta Friso
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2006-01-24
ISBN 10: 1000611337
ISBN 13: 9781000611335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrient Gene Interactions in Cancer Book Review:

The complete mapping of the human genome, along with the development of sophisticated molecular technologies, has accelerated research on the relationship between nutrients and genes. This has led to compelling evidence garnered from epidemiological and experimental observations supporting the idea that the interaction between nutrients and genes i

The Definitive Guide to Cancer 3rd Edition

The Definitive Guide to Cancer  3rd Edition
Author: Lise N. Alschuler,Karolyn A. Gazella
Publsiher: Celestial Arts
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012-11-20
ISBN 10: 0307814874
ISBN 13: 9780307814876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Definitive Guide to Cancer 3rd Edition Book Review:

This comprehensive guide delivers informed hope along with effective tools for reclaiming your vitality in the midst of cancer treatment, healing, and recovery. When you or a loved one is faced with a cancer diagnosis, the need for accurate and trusted medical information becomes urgent. Naturopathic physician Lise N. Alschuler and medical journalist Karolyn A. Gazella present an overview of what cancer is, its causes and preventative strategies, an in-depth approach to integrative treatment options, descriptions of key body functions, and discussions of more than twenty specific cancers. The Definitive Guide to Cancer, now in its third edition, encourages you to take an integrative approach that embraces both alternative and conventional therapies across the spectrum of cancer prevention, treatment, and healing.

Physical Activity and Cancer

Physical Activity and Cancer
Author: Kerry S. Courneya,Christine M. Friedenreich
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2010-11-26
ISBN 10: 3642042317
ISBN 13: 9783642042317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Activity and Cancer Book Review:

This book explores in depth the relation between physical activity and cancer control, including primary prevention, coping with treatments, recovery after treatments, long-term survivorship, secondary prevention, and survival. The first part of the book presents the most recent research on the impact of physical activity in preventing a range of cancers. In the second part, the association between physical activity and cancer survivorship is addressed. The effects of physical activity on supportive care endpoints (e.g., quality of life, fatigue, physical functioning) and disease endpoints (e.g., biomarkers, recurrence, survival) are carefully analyzed. In addition, the determinants of physical activity in cancer survivors are discussed, and behavior change strategies for increasing physical activity in cancer survivors are appraised. The final part of the book is devoted to special topics, including the relation of physical activity to pediatric cancer survivorship and to palliative cancer care.

Carcinogenic and Anticarcinogenic Food Components

Carcinogenic and Anticarcinogenic Food Components
Author: Wanda Baer-Dubowska,Agnieszka Bartoszek,Danuta Malejka-Giganti
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2005-09-22
ISBN 10: 1420039261
ISBN 13: 9781420039269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carcinogenic and Anticarcinogenic Food Components Book Review:

Dietary cancer prophylaxis is based on the detailed knowledge of carcinogenic and anticarcinogenic properties of food constituents. Although much data has been collected on these elements, an understanding of the causal mechanisms that link diet and cancer is still evolving. Carcinogenic and Anticarcinogenic Food Components explains the broad spectrum of information available on these compounds and examines what is behind their complexities. Internationally renowned biochemists, toxicologists, epidemiologists, and food scientists present the most recent studies that relate cancer risk to particular dietary components and discuss the latest clinical trials that evaluate the benefits of nutritional interventions. They discuss dietary sources containing carcinogenic compounds, their abundance in foods, and their possible cancer risks. Conversely, they explain the cancer- preventive potential of food components and the basic mechanisms and targets of chemoprevention. Chapters focus on the phenolic compounds found in tea, wine polyphenols and resveratrol, flavanoids of fruits and vegetables, carotenoids, constituents of cruciferous vegetables, and phytoestrogens. Additional information highlights the molecular and cellular events mediated by exposure to food carcinogens or chemopreventive agents. The book concludes with a perspective on the impact of diet on cancer prevention based on human trials and discusses future directions of research in this important field. Wide-ranging in scope and thorough in detail, Carcinogenic and Anticarcinogenic Food Components is an important resource for those interested in leveraging vital information on cancer promoting and cancer preventing food components.

The Cancer Fighting Kitchen

The Cancer Fighting Kitchen
Author: Rebecca Katz,Mat Edelson
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2010-10-06
ISBN 10: 158761376X
ISBN 13: 9781587613760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cancer Fighting Kitchen Book Review:

A Culinary Pharmacy in Your Pantry The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen features 150 science-based, nutrient-rich recipes that are easy to prepare and designed to give patients a much-needed boost by stimulating appetite and addressing treatment side effects including fatigue, nausea, dehydration, mouth and throat soreness, tastebud changes, and weight loss. A step-by-step guide helps patients nutritionally prepare for all phases of treatment, and a full nutritional analysis accompanies each recipe. This remarkable resource teaches patients and caregivers how to use readily available powerhouse ingredients to build a symptom- and cancer-fighting culinary toolkit. Blending fantastic taste and meticulous science, these recipes for soups, vegetable dishes, proteins, and sweet and savory snacks are rich in the nutrients, minerals, and phytochemicals that help patients thrive during treatment. Whole foods, big-flavor ingredients, and attractive presentations round out the customized menu plans that have been specially formulated for specific treatment phases, cancer types, side effects, and flavor preferences. The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen brings the healing power of delicious, nutritious foods to those whose hearts and bodies crave a revitalizing meal. The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen took home double honors at the prestigious IACP 2010 Awards, named a winner in both the Health and Special Diet category and the People’s Choice Award. From the Hardcover edition.

Examining Access to Nutrition Care in Outpatient Cancer Centers

Examining Access to Nutrition Care in Outpatient Cancer Centers
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Food and Nutrition Board
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-08-26
ISBN 10: 0309445884
ISBN 13: 9780309445887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Examining Access to Nutrition Care in Outpatient Cancer Centers Book Review:

An estimated 90 percent of oncology patients in the United States receive treatment in outpatient cancer centers and clinics. This change from the older model of inpatient care has important implications for overall quality of care for oncology patients and nutritional care in particular. Amidst growing concern about access to oncology nutrition services, combined with growing recognition of the importance of providing nutritional care to optimize oncology treatment outcomes and maximize quality of life among both patients and survivors of cancer, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a public workshop in March 2016 to explore evolving interactions between nutritional care, cancer, and health outcomes. Participants explored how health outcomes and survival of cancer patients in outpatient cancer centers are affected by current standards for nutritional services, nutritional interventions, and benefits associated with oncology patient access to medical nutrition therapy. They also studied the cost of outpatient nutritional care and assessed costâ€"benefit relationships between oncology nutrition services and health outcomes and survival. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.