Optimizing Nutrition Support in Cancer Care


Involvement of a multidisciplinary team in cancer care may have added benefits over the existing system ofpatient management. A paradigm shift in the current patient management would allow more focus on nutritionalsupport, in addition to clinical care. Malnutrition, a common problem in cancer patients, needs special attentionfrom the early days of cancer care to improve quality of life and treatment outcomes. Patient management teamswith trained oncology dietitians may provide quality personalized nutritional care to cancer patients.