This webinar was presented live on June 21, 2023. The CPE associated with this event expires on December 31, 2025.
Breast cancer patients with overweight or obese body mass indexes face an increased risk of poor outcomes, including a higher incidence of second primary breast cancer and overall mortality. This is a well-documented issue (Azard, 2014; Chan, 2014; World Cancer Research Fund, 2018). Given the high rates of overweight and obesity among American women, and the common occurrence of weight gain following a breast cancer diagnosis, it is essential to implement interventions that support successful weight loss to a healthy range. Certified Specialist in Oncology, Lauren Fay, reviews a comprehensive approach, backed by evidence-based research, to assist women with breast cancer in optimizing their body composition and achieving weight loss. This webinar covers the latest research-supported recommendations for diet, physical activity, and cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques that lead to successful weight loss. Join us to learn how to apply these techniques and gain access to valuable resources.
CPE Level: 2
CPEU: 1.0 (valid until December 31, 2025)
- 8.1 Interprets and applies current food and nutrition science and principles in dietetics practice.
- 8.2 Recognizes and respects the physical, social, cultural, institutional and economic environments of the individual, group, community and population in practice.
- 9.1 Recognizes and applies education and learning theories and principles in practice.
- Identify the challenges with weight management unique to breast cancer survivors
- Understand evidence-based approaches to assist breast cancer survivors in achieving an optimal body composition
- Identify opportunities for future research where evidence-based guidance is lacking
Lauren Fay, RD-AP, CSO, CNSC is the clinical nutrition manager at Inova Schar Cancer Institute & Life with Cancer in Fairfax, VA. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in nutrition science at James Madison University, where she won the Dorothy Rowe Dietetic Award, and her Master's degree in public health with a concentration in dietetics at George Mason University. Lauren is a Certified Specialist in Oncology and an Advanced Practitioner in Clinical Nutrition with over 13 years of experience in oncology nutrition at all levels of clinical care, and she has spoken on a variety of oncology nutrition topics at conferences and events across the country.