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Scientific Programme Organisers: 

Professor Ailsa Welch (University of East Anglia) and Dr Bernard Corfe (University of Sheffield)

Cancer is no longer a terminal diagnosis. Increasing numbers of people are surviving, but with ever more chronic conditions they need good nutritional advice.  However, the scientific evidence to support this is sparse.

This conference, in partnership with the Royal Society of Medicine, will explore the role of nutrition at multiple points in the cancer pathway. Whilst the evidence base for cancer prevention is growing and consolidating there is a growing need to:

  • understand the role of nutrition in chemotherapy (as well as the impact of therapy on nutrition and appetite)
  • provide effective strategies for nutritional support of end-stage care
  • understand the potentially distinct dietary strategies for prevention of cancer recurrence
  • develop the management of the co-morbidities associated with cancer survivorship

The conference will address the new challenges stemming from the improved prognoses following treatment for cancer.  It will cover the mechanistic, human and public health implications, and is poised to draw together international expertise at a timely point in the evolution of development of cancer management and survivorship strategies.

The conference will be suitable for professionals within academia, researchers in cancer survivorship, clinicians with an interest in patient support, dieticians and related specialties (e.g. nurse specialists) with a role in supporting patients and primary care operatives.