Screening, Assessment and Nutritional Interventions in Patients with Cancer

June 23, 2021,  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 

Event Type: Webinars

Join your colleagues for this webinar focused on the nutrition care of adult oncology patients. The faculty will address nutrition screening and assessment, including available screening tools for both inpatient and outpatient assessment. Faculty will address cancer cachexia, including etiology and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guidelines regarding diagnosis and management. Lastly, controversies surrounding nutrition support, including indications, role in tumor growth and use in a palliative setting will be covered. You will not want to miss this comprehensive program. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Review options for nutrition screening for inpatient and outpatient oncology patients
  2. Discuss recent guidelines for managing cancer cachexia
  3. Recognize controversies associated with nutrition support in patients with cancer

Faculty and Topics

Challenges of Nutrition Screening in Oncology Patients
Elaine Trujillo MS, RDN, Nutritionist, National Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD

Managing Cancer Cachexia
Mary Platek, PhD, RD, Associate Professor in Dietetics, D’Youville College; Assistant Professor of Oncology Department of Cancer Prevention and Control Roswell Park, Comprehensive Cancer Center Buffalo, Buffalo, NY  

Controversies of Nutrition Support in Cancer Patients
Anne Tucker, PharmD, BCNSP Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care/Nutrition Support, Division of Pharmacy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX  

Todd Mattox, PharmD, BCNSP, FASPEN, Medical/Surgical Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL


UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-058-L01-P
Level: Intermediate
CE Credits: 1.5 hours