Virtual Workshop on Nutritional Interventions for People with Cancer
The NIH Office of Disease Prevention will host the Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Nutrition as Prevention for Improved Cancer Health Outcomes on July 26–28. This virtual workshop is free and open to the public.
As many as 80 percent of people with cancer experience malnutrition, but nutritional screening and interventions are not standard parts of outpatient cancer care in the U.S. More research is needed to inform development of guidelines and services for the prevention and treatment of cancer-associated malnutrition.
Workshop speakers will discuss the current scientific evidence on how nutritional interventions affect cancer health outcomes. After the workshop, an independent panel will draft a report on evidence gaps and identify priorities for future research.
The workshop is cosponsored by NCI, NIA, NICHD and NIH Office of Nutrition Research. Learn more or register for the workshop at prevention.nih.gov/P2P-NutritionCancerHealth.