Nutrition and Exercise: Supporting Cancer Patients Throughout Their Journey
Course Description:In this course, faculty will describe the relationship between malnutrition and sarcopenia, and the impact on treatment outcomes for people diagnosed with cancer; discuss the role of nutrition and exercise in cancer prehabilitation and throughout the cancer journey; review nutritional requirements of patients with cancer and the evidence for use of high protein, beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) and vitamin D.
- Run Time: 43
Course Instructor Bio(s)
Ione De Brito-Ashurst, PHD, RD
Most of Ione’s clinical work has been in critical care and chronic illness malnutrition, which has led to her active research interest in the prevention and management of muscle mass decline. Her PhD was aimed at bridging the gap between the acute and community sector in chronic illness management.
Ione has always been involved in voluntary work. She led the nutrition group of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association for six years and is currently part of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Faculty group. She is also part of the London Clinical Senate – one of the few allied health professionals (AHP) in the Group – representing AHPs and Cancer. Ione won the ‘Florence Nightingale Leadership’ scholarship award, and is one of the only AHP Florence Alumni. She works with the CQC as a voluntary AHP Advisor and is the chair for the South West London AHP Council and AHP representative at the South West London Sustainability and Transformation Partnership/Integrated Care Systems and Clinical Advisory Group.
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