Nutritional Status and Interventions for Patients with Cancer

Edited by
June 2024
174 pages
  • ISBN978-3-7258-1233-2 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-7258-1234-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Nutritional Status and Interventions for Patients with Cancer that was published in

Medicine & Pharmacology
Public Health & Healthcare

Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide.  The World Cancer Research Fund determined that the diet and nutrition conditions of the individuals are modifiable risk factors in the development of several cancers and a predominant component in the recovery and effectiveness of the treatments. Nutritional intervention is critical, but nutritional support is not widely accessible to all individuals, leading to potential nutritional risk and nutrition wasting. A multidisciplinary approach with targeted nutrition is vital to improve the quality of care in oncology. Cachexia management remains a challenge in clinical practice and malnutrition is accepted as a significant negative predictive and prognostic factor in all cancer patients. The importance of metabolic interactions within the tumours are crucial and the mechanisms by which dietary factors might increase or decrease therapeutic intervention are key factors to unravel the nutrition influences in cellular and molecular processes in cancer.

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nutrition; food intake; energy intake; cancer; screening; accuracy; digestive system neoplasms; dose-limiting toxicity; dynapenia; muscle strength; sarcopenia; frailty; clinical nutrition; malnutrition; breast cancer; medium-chain fatty acids; lauric acid; caprylic acid; head and neck cancer; nutritional status; percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy; pancreatic cancer; nutritional support; Oral Nutritional Supplements; body composition; supportive care; Quality of Life; prostate cancer; phytoestrogens; isoflavones; lignans; testosterone; estradiol; sex hormone-binding globulin; insulin-like growth factor 1; head and neck surgery; oromaxillofacial surgery; head and neck cancer; clinical nutrition; pancreatic surgery; cancer; nutritional status; reduced muscle mass; sarcopenia; BMI; weight loss; malnutrition; nutritional status; nutrition support; nutrition impact symptoms; sarcopenia; neoadjuvant chemotherapy; pre-operative; stomach neoplasms; nutrition status; pediatric central nervous system tumors; obesity risk; young adults; risk stratification; malnutrition; 18F-FDG PET/CT; weight loss; brain metabolism; esophageal cancer; modified Glasgow prognostic score; gastric cancer; neoadjuvant chemotherapy; FLOT; elderly; prognosis; survival

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