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Childhood cancer affects over 15,000 children each year in the United States, and it is the number one cause of death by disease in children living in high income countries. Pediatric oncology is a field where the clinical dietitian is an essential part of the multidisciplinary team. In this session we will address the nuances, supported by current research, of patient nutrition assessment and discuss the changing scope of nutritional intervention and education, accounting for the late effects of therapy on the nutritional status of survivors. We will also present a developmental decision aid to improve nutrition support decisions. We will discuss the global burden of pediatric oncology and it's future projections; assessment and intervention problems in low income countries and recommendations on how to address those problems; and possible international collaboration.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 3010, 5070, 5150
- Implement advanced assessment methods into practice
- Develop a tailored medical nutrition therapy plan for a pediatric oncology patient
- Identify an international group for possible collaboration
- Jennifer Cohen, PhD, MND, BSc, APD
- Terezie Mosby, EdD, MS, RD, FAND, LDN