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Why Medical Advice Seems to Change So Frequently

Posted on: January 25, 2017

Take your medical news and recommendations with a dose of healthy skepticism, especially regarding nutrition. This article from the New York Times discusses how to sift through the facts and the fiction.

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No Sugar, No Cancer? A Look at the Evidence

Posted on: December 12, 2016

Is there a link between sugar and cancer? This article from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center delves into the facts and fiction surrounding this topic.

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What Not to Say to a Cancer Patient

Posted on: December 5, 2016

We all know how difficult it can be to find the words to say (or not say) to someone undergoing cancer treatment. Read on to hear some insights into this topic.

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Hormel joins cancer specialists to develop line of ready-made foods for chemo patients

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Shortly after his mother died of cancer two years ago, Jeff Ettinger, then-chief executive of Hormel Foods, asked the company’s specialty division to explore how to help people undergoing treatment or recovering from it.

The timing was right. The Cancer Nutrition Consortium, a group of U.S. cancer researchers, was looking for a food manufacturer to produce nutritional products based on what they saw was a gaping need. Patients undergoing chemotherapy tend to experience extreme fatigue, unintentional weight loss and suppressed appetite and energy...

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Study of the Effects of Adjuvant Breast Cancer Chemotherapy on Appetite and Associated Nutritional Outcomes

Posted on: February 24, 2015

‘Taste’ changes are commonly reported during chemotherapy. It is unclear to what extent this relates to actual changes in taste function or to changes in appetite and food liking and how these changes affect dietary intake and nutritional status.

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Hormel develops low-smell, low-effort food line for cancer patients

Posted on: November 6, 2014

Cancer patients need a higher-calorie diet than the average person, but eating poses a special challenge to those in the throes of chemotherapy or radiation.

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WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon Raises $3.3 Million

Posted on: September 9, 2014

Entercom Sports WEEI/Boston, NESN (New England Sports Network), the Boston Red Sox, and the Jimmy Fund noted that the 2014 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon raised more than $3.3 million for adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Results of First-of-Its-Kind Cancer Nutrition Research Project to Be Released

Posted on: November 19, 2013

A group of the nation’s leading cancer institutions is set to release the findings of a two-year study focused on nutrition and food preferences among patients receiving cancer treatment on Nov. 19 at Boston’s TD Garden.

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Launch Event in Boston

Posted on: November 8, 2013

The event, held at TD Garden on November 18th and 19th, brought together chefs, doctors, and supporters to unveil the Cancer Nutrition Consortium website and sample several of the delicious recipes crafted by our partner institutions.

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