Targeted Nutrition Therapy in Cancer and Cachexia

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About the webinar:

It’s estimated that 80% of people with advanced cancer suffer from cachexia, a disease that significantly hinders quality of life and effectiveness of cancer treatment. In this webinar, Dr Aleksandra Kapała will share her expert insights as she covers:

  • The pathophysiology of cancer cachexia
  • The impact of cachexia on functional capacity
  • The impact of cachexia on nutrition requirements and metabolism 
  • The consequences of cachexia for cancer patients
  • How to effectively implement clinical nutrition regimens in those with cachexia

You’ll also learn some of the challenges with compliance with ONS in oncology patients and explore real-life case studies.

Please note a recording of this webinar will be available for four weeks following the live webinar.


 

About the speaker:

Dr Aleksandra Kapała, MD, PhD Head of Clinical Nutrition Department Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, Warsaw, Poland, is a strong advocate for the need for nutrition in cancer patients. Her strong passion is reflected in her credentials below;

    • Specialist in clinical oncology and internal medicine
    • Senior Consultant, an oncologist in Head and Neck Cancer Department in Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, Warsaw
    • President of the Hospital Nutrition Team
    • Chairman of the POLSPEN Clinical Oncology Section (Polish Society for Enteral, Parenteral and Metabolism Nutrition)
    • Co-founder of the INITIATIVE GROUP ON ONCOLOGY NUTRITION
    • Co-author of the first Polish Standards of nutritional treatment in oncology
    • ESPEN Faculty for Life Long Learning (LLL)

 

 

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Professional Development
Duration1 hour
CPEUs Awarded1.0
Performance Indicators8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.6