Cancer Nutrition Consortium


The Cancer Nutrition Consortium began out of a realization that, with so many resources focused on preventing and treating cancer, not enough attention was being paid to improving the nutritional and food experience of patients with cancer. By delving into the intricacies of how taste, flavor, and overall nutrition is altered by cancer treatments, we are better able to achieve our ultimate goal – helping you.

Taste Changes, Oral Status & Eating Interest in Head and Neck and Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Chemotherapy: Clinical Taste/Flavor Evaluation

The perception of flavor is frequently altered in cancer patients, impacting quality of life and affecting dietary intake, with potential metabolic and nutritional effects. While taste/flavor changes are very common during active cancer care, they persist in large numbers of cancer survivors affecting quality of life beyond active cancer treatment.
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Dietary Changes and Food Preferences Experienced by Older
Adult Cancer Patients and the Impact on Health Outcomes

To describe the impact of cancer treatment on the dietary behaviors and food preferences of older adult cancer patients and explore associations between these dietary changes and common cancer symptoms. Eight hundred cancer patients age 55 years of age and older undergoing cancer treatment completed a self-administered questionnaire.
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The Impact of Cancer Treatment on the Diets & Food Preferences of Patients Receiving Outpatient Treatment

Patients undergoing cancer treatment experience a multitude of symptoms that can influence their ability to complete treatment as well as their quality of life during and after treatment. This cross-sectional study sought to describe the dietary changes experienced by cancer patients and to identify associations between these changes and common treatment symptoms.
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