Nutrition in Cancer Treatment - RD61

Nutrition in Cancer Treatment

Continuum of Care

by Barbara Grant, MS, RD, CSO, LD
(4.6 / 252 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (12.00 CPEU)

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Improved diagnosis, effective treatment and higher remission rates mean growing cancer care case loads. The role of nutrition throughout the continuum of cancer care is the focus of this course. From diagnosis on, through treatment, recovery from treatment, survivorship, to end-of-life care – nutrition is an integral component of cancer care. This course covers every aspect of clinical nutrition therapy for adult cancer patients and offers practical methods to support medical, surgical, recovery and palliative care.


At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • List the four most common types of cancer for men and for women in the United States
  • Describe the risk factors for three different types of cancer
  • Explain two types of metabolic alterations that can occur secondary to cancer
  • Describe two different validated tools that are used to screen and assess for malnutrition and nutritional risk for an individual diagnosed with cancer
  • Describe two different methods of how to calculate the energy, protein or fluid requirements for an individual diagnosed with cancer
  • List how one of the modalities of cancer therapy can affect a cancer patient’s nutritional status
  • State three different foods that should be avoided by an immunocompromised individual undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation
  • List the four phases of cancer survivorship
  • Describe two different paraneoplastic syndromes associated with advanced cancer
  • List two of the guideline recommendations for the use of nutrition support therapy in adults undergoing anticancer treatment or hematopoietic cell transplantation
  • Describe two different eating strategies to manage a specific cancer-related nutrition impact symptom
  • Identify three different pharmacological agents used to manage a specific cancer-related nutrition impact symptom 

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 3 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 2070, 3000, 3020, 3060, 5000, 5150, 5010, 5030, 5390, 5410, 5430, 5440 and performance indicators of 8.3.6, 8.3.7, 10.2.7, 10.2.8.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 10/23/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/23/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Erin S - Atascadero, CA  ·  Jan 14, 2019
This course gave a good background on the different types of cancer, treatments and nutritional implications.
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Haley E - Haxtun, CO  ·  Sep 26, 2018
I thought the course was a 5 and I would recommend it to a colleague.
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Gina M - Detroit, MI  ·  Sep 26, 2018
it was very helpful and I will look at treating my patient differently when having
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Karen K - Castle Rock, CO  ·  Sep 23, 2018
not recommending this course due to it expires at the end of the month. but waiting for an updated course for this topic
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Jennifer P - lilburn, GA  ·  Sep 22, 2018
I enjoyed the overview of all of the different cancers
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