Special Issue "Pancreatic Cancer: The Role of Nutrition in the Disease Trajectory"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Nutrition".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Asta Bye
Guest Editor
Faculty of Health Sciences, OsloMet—Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway
Regional Advisory Unit for Palliative Care, Department of Oncology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Interests: Nutrition and nutritional problems in cancer; Malnutrition and nutritional assessment; Nutritional interventions in disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pancreatic cancer (PC) is one of the deadliest cancers showing increasing incidence rates. Most patients have limited life expectancy, high symptom burden, rapidly declining physical performance, and reduced quality of life (QoL).

Loss of appetite and severe weight loss are common symptoms. This may be linked to digestive system disorders caused by exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and delayed gastric emptying but also development of cancer cachexia. Quite often the symptom burden is relieved by chemotherapy, but tends to increase during the disease trajectory, especially if cachexia develops. Thus, important to these patients will be to fill in knowledge gaps on how to prevent, detect and monitor malnutrition and/or cachexia in order to improve QoL and possibly increase survival.

In this Special Issue, Pancreatic Cancer: the Role of Nutrition in the Disease Trajectory, we invite articles that expand our knowledge of the role of nutrition in prevention and treatment of malnutrition and cachexia in PC. Articles that shed light on dietary intake during the disease trajectory and associations to optimal symptom management and nutritional status are particularly welcome.

Dr. Asta Bye
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Pancreatic cancer 
  • Malnutrition 
  • Cancer cachexia 
  • Dietary intake 
  • Nutritional impact symptoms 
  • Nutrition interventions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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