Nutritional Management of Cancer Treatment Effects

Authors: Kumar, Nagi B.

  • Provides up-to-date information on novel nutritional approaches and strategies in cancer patients
  • Describes in detail the individual symptoms related to cancer treatment and how nutritional approaches may be used to alleviate them
  • Written by a distinguished expert in the field who has more than 25 years of experience in oncology nutrition
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Malnutrition and its related symptoms are both frequent and deleterious effects of cancer treatment. Despite the importance of targeted nutritional interventions in ameliorating these effects, however, publications providing up-to-date information on novel nutritional approaches and strategies are lacking. This book is intended to fill the void by describing and evaluating in detail the nutritional strategies that may be employed to alleviate a wide variety of cancer treatment effects. The guidance provided will help to improve the survival and quality of life of cancer patients, and has the potential to dramatically affect how evidence-based clinical practice is established and improved over the coming decade. The author is a distinguished expert in the field who has more than 25 years of experience in oncology nutrition and has been involved in establishing and implementing a Clinical Nutrition Oncology Program.

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Nagi B. Kumar, Ph.D., R.D., FADA: is a Senior Member in the Population Sciences Division at the Moffitt Cancer Center and a Professor in the Oncologic Sciences Department at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.   Dr. Kumar is a Registered Dietitian and a Fellow of the American Dietetic Association and obtained her clinical training at the Elmhurst General, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Doctoral training at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She has been in clinical nutrition practice for the past 33 years, and led the establishment and implementation of the Clinical Oncology Nutrition Program at the Moffitt Cancer Center in1986, and was the Director of this program until 2006.  Dr. Kumar’s is currently a Professor/Research Scientist, Senior Member at the Moffitt Cancer Center. She is the Director of Nutrition Research and Co-Leader of the Integrative Medicine Program at the Cancer Center focused on preventive medicine.   Her focus of research is to examine the role of nutrients, lifestyle factors and other agents in prevention, treatment and survival and understanding the potential mechanism of action.  Dr. Kumar’s group is currently conducting several clinical trials examining the safety and effectiveness of purified isoflavones, green tea catechins, n-3 fatty acids, curcuminoid complex, tannic acid, anthocyanins, resveratrol and lycopene in prostate and other cancers for prevention, treatment and in treating cancer survivors suffering from symptoms of cancer treatment. Her research is funded by the National Institute of Health, National Cancer Center and the Department of Defense. This Endeavour has resulted in 75 national and international peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and over 150 presentations in national and international symposia.  Dr. Kumar represents the Cancer Center, University of South Florida and the National Cancer Institute in public forums and a spokes person on these topics. In addition, notably,  Dr. Kumar was a co-author of the “Good Book of Nutrition” with 1 million published and 100% proceeds donated to the American Cancer Society;(1988); .First author of (Kumar NB, Moyers S & Schapira DV) Forkwise: Diet in the Prevention of Cancer. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Center, Tampa, Florida.   1998 January, 20,000 published and sold only at Moffitt Cancer Center;  First author, (Kumar NB, Moyers S, Allen K, Riccardi D & Besterman K.) of Integrative Nutritional Therapies in Cancer Treatment & Prevention. Facts & Comparisons, a division of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Inc., A Wolters Kluwer Company, St. Louis, Missouri,  2002 January. With her research experience, teaching skills both to the scientific community and public at large and her prolific communication skills, Dr. Kumar is uniquely qualified to author this book.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nutritional Management of Cancer Treatment Effects
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-27233-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-27233-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-27232-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42891-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 302
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