Clinical Guide to Oncology Nutrition, The

Clinical Guide to Oncology Nutrition, The
2nd Ed.
2006 © American Dietetic Association
Laura Elliott
ISBN-10: 0-88091-339-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-88091-339-3
Allied Health


This current nutritional guide is an essential tool for professionals working with cancer patients throughout their continuum of care. A comprehensive, well-written resource, this e-book provides a clear picture of the importance of nutritional therapy for cancer patients undergoing a variety of therapies through end-of-life care. A wealth of practical information is presented along with helpful figures, tables and references.


The first of the book's three sections is an overview of adult and pediatric oncology, metabolic changes in cancer, and diets for cancer prevention and reducing cancer risk. The second section covers nutritional screening and assessment in oncology, nutritional requirements, and implications for chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgical oncology. Additional chapters cover the topics of pediatric and hematopoietic oncology, enteral and parenteral nutrition, nutritional impact on symptoms, complementary and alternative medicine, palliative care, and survivorship. The third section covers reimbursement and incorporating research into practice. Appendixes detail resources and tips for nutritionally managing symptoms.

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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book, with its updated literature review and evidence-based guidelines, is a necessary resource for the interdisciplinary oncology team."

-- Melody McKinney, DNS, RN (Indiana State University)


The book was designed for basic to advanced-level practitioners, including those in specialty areas such as pediatric oncology and hematopoietic cell transplantation.

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