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Dudrick Symposium: Expanding the Boundaries of Cancer Care through Nutritional Support

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The 2019 Dudrick Award winner, Jose Pimiento, MD, FACS has the distinct honor of planning the Dudrick Research Symposium for ASPEN20. Dr. Pimiento is an Associate Professor of Gastrointestinal Oncology and the Gastric and Esophageal Oncology Section Leader for the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL. Additionally, Dr. Pimiento is the Director of Inpatient Surgical Services for the Department of Oncologic Sciences at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Pimiento has been interested in combining knowledge of clinical and basic science to improve the outcomes for patients undergoing surgical care, more specifically related to ways in which translational science could impact the mechanisms that govern the outcomes of multimodality oncologic treatments. 

Over the last couple of years, Dr. Pimiento and his multispecialty clinical research group has focused on studying cancers response to therapy and essential predictors of clinical outcomes in patients undergoing multimodality therapy of advanced upper gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancers such as indirect markers of significant clinical malnutrition including sarcopenia and altered baseline immunity. 

Dr. Pimiento has assembled an exceptional panel of faculty for this year’s Dudrick Symposium.  


  1. Identify opportunities for improvement of cancer management and care through advancing the knowledge of the interactions between nutritional therapy and neoplastic processes 
  2. Delineate the correlations between the different components of multimodal cancer care and nutritional support therapy
  3. Establish the role of correlative sciences that overlap with nutritional support and that enhance the outcomes of oncologic patients. 


Nutraceuticals and Cancer Prevention
Jose Pimiento, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, GI Oncology, H.Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

Optimal Nutrient Utilization During Cancer Care Continuum
William Kraemer, PhD, Professor, Human Sciences, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Perioperative Nutritional Support in the Management of Cancer

John Daly, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon), FRCSG (Hon), Harry C. Donahoo Professor, Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Surgical Director, William Maul Measey Institute for Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety; Emeritus Dean, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Attending Surgeon, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Obesity Cancer Development and Prevention - Nutritional Factors of Cancer Response Therapy
Stephen Hursting, PhD, MPH, AICR/WCRF, Distinguished Professor, Department of Nutrition and Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Jose Pimiento, MD, FACS

CE Credit: 2 hours
Level: Advanced
UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-034-L01-P

Jose Pimiento
    Jose Pimiento, MD, FACS