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Cancer Nutrition Consortium

CNC Publishes first cancer nutrition newsletter

Posted on: December 6, 2017

Our mission is to help get nutrition resources to people facing the challenges of cancer treatment, and to those caring for them. This newsletter will help us do that.

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Achieve Optimal Health During Cancer Treatment

Posted on: November 20, 2017

The Cancer Nutrition Consortium recognizes the importance of food and nutrition to positive medical outcomes of cancer treatment. Our recipes and recommendations incorporate a wide range of insights.

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Bringing Together Resources In Health Care, Nutrition, & Culinary Arts

Posted on: November 20, 2017

As a physician, I found on a frequent basis that I was seeing patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy who were having great difficulty eating – staying nourished and hydrated. They were coming to me because nutritional advice was not a focus of their oncologists. In searching for information themselves, they frequently encountered unreliable or untrustworthy information.

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Remembering Chef Manar Alsebai

Posted on: November 20, 2017

A colleague's remembrance of Chef Manar Alsebai.

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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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