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Prof. Stein Kaasa

Prof. Stein Kaasa

Presentation Roadmap/ Summary

The overall aim of this presentation is to put nutritional care into a framework of the two paradigms: tumor (anticancer) centered care and patient centered care.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand why nutritional care is important
  2. Understand that nutritional care is a part of a complex patient centered intervention
  3. Accept that patient reported outcome measure (PROMS) should be used routinely in clinical practice

Key Takeaways/ Fast Facts

Key references

  1. Kaasa S, Loge JH, Aapro M, Albreht T, Anderson R, Bruera E, et al. Integration of oncology and palliative care: a Lancet Oncology Commission. Lancet Oncol. 2018.
  2. Basch E, Deal AM, Dueck AC, et al. Overall Survival Results of a Trial Assessing Patient-Reported Outcomes for Symptom Monitoring During Routine Cancer Treatment. JAMA 2017; 318(2): 197-8.
  3. Basch E, Deal AM, Kris MG, Scher HI, Hudis CA, Sabbatini P, et al. Symptom Monitoring With Patient-Reported Outcomes During Routine Cancer Treatment: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of clinical oncology: official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2016;34(6):557-65.
  4. Fearon K, Strasser F, Anker SD, Bosaeus I, Bruera E, Fainsinger RL, et al. Definition and classification of cancer cachexia: an international consensus. The lancet oncology. 2011;12(5):489-95.


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