Oncology Nutrition

Unintended weight loss and anorexia in patients with cancer is associated with decreased performance status, reduced response and tolerance to treatment, decreased survival, and reduced quality of life. This lecture discusses the importance of proactive nutritional interventions vital to improving patient outcomes.  

Target Audience

These courses are designed for students enrolled in health sciences programs and the community colleges across the state of North Carolina.

Learning Objectives

Explain cancer-related anorexia and the significance of unintentional weight loss

Describe the evidence for specific nutritional interventions for patients experiencing anorexia and unintentional weight loss

Describe the evidence for specific nutritional interventions for patients experiencing anorexia and unintentional weight loss

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation

    UNC Lineberger Cancer Network certificate of participation.

    Tim Poe, Director of Telehealth

Course opens: 
07/01/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2026
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
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Photo of Jennifer Spring, RD, CSO, LDN 

Jennifer Spring, RD, CSO, LDN

Oncology Dietitian
Outpatient Oncology Nutrition Program
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation

    UNC Lineberger Cancer Network certificate of participation.

    Tim Poe, Director of Telehealth

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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