Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice with Educational Handouts and Resources

Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice with Educational Handouts and Resources
2nd Ed.
2021 © Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Anne Coble Voss, PhD, RDN, LDN; Valaree Williams, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSC, FAND
ISBN-13: 978-0-88091-067-5
eISBN-13: 978-0-88091-154-2
Nutrition & Dietetics, Oncology


Written and reviewed by registered dietitian nutritionists practicing in oncology, this comprehensive resource from the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group provides both evidence and experienced-based information for application in clinical practice. This fully updated second edition addresses nutrition through the cancer continuum, from carcinogenesis and prevention to treatment, survivorship, and palliative care.

All steps of the Nutrition Care Process are addressed. The second edition of Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice includes:

  • • Chapters covering nutrition screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of nutrition impact symptoms, and intervention and monitoring through medical nutrition therapy.
  • • Nutritional effects of cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and radiation therapy.
  • • Thirteen chapters that address medical nutrition therapy for specific cancer sites, including a new chapter covering hematologic malignancies.
  • • A new chapter covering medical cannabis for cancer symptom management.
  • • Appendixes that summarize evidence-based diets and alternative or unfounded diets for cancer prevention and treatment and select dietary supplements and functional foods.

Oncology Nutrition: Educational Handouts and Resources
Over 60 handouts provide practical information for patients with cancer on a wide array of topics, including nutrient, and texture-modified diets, diets for conditions or after surgical procedures, home enteral nutrition, micronutrients, and dealing with nutrition impact symptoms, plus there are other handouts for patients, survivors, and caregivers. Handouts for easy-to-prepare recipes include high-calorie shakes and other dishes, and recipes to help with diarrhea, constipation, sore mouth, nausea, and more. Also included are links to websites with evidence-based suggestions and recommendations for additional information for the oncology clinical professional.

Doody's Reviews

Score: 80/100
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book continues to be a concise, up-to-date reference for nutrition professionals who work with oncology patients or any healthcare professionals interested in a useful resource for oncology nutrition."

-- Amy Hess Fischl, MS RDN LDN BC-ADM CDCES (University of Chicago Medical Center) Doody's Review


The book is published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the primary organization of registered dietitian nutritionists. It is meant as a reference and tool for nutrition professionals, but it would be a useful resource for all healthcare professionals. The many contributors all work in oncology and appear to be credible authorities on the topics they have written about.

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