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Understanding the Impact of Body Composition, Cachexia, Frailty, and Strength on Patients With Cancer (F21)

Friday, April 21 • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

In Person SessionVirtual Session


  1. Outline available methods of measuring body composition as part of nutrition assessment and identify potential methods to utilize in clinical practice
  2. Implement evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of cancer cachexia in clinical practice
  3. Summarize the impacts of frailty on patients with cancer

Evaluating Body Composition: Transferring Science to Practice
Carla Prado, PhD, RD, Professor; CAIP Chair in Nutrition, Food & Health; Director, Human Nutrition Research Unit, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science- Division of Human Nutrition, University of Alberta, Edmond, AB, Canada

Cancer Cachexia Identification and Treatment
Marco Goncalves, MD, PhD, Endocrinologist and Laboratory Scientist, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

Frailty: A Weak Spot in Patients with Cancer
Shannon McCurdy, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Role of Prehabilitation in Hematopoietic Cell Transplants (and Beyond!)
An Ngo-Huang, DO, Associated Professor, Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Valaree Williams, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSC, FAND, Clinical Oncology Nutritionist, American Oncology Network, Philadelphia, PA

CE Credit: 2 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-23-052-L01-P