Nutrition Rounds – From Research to Practice Hot Topics in Nutrition & Cancer: Diet and Breast Cancer Survivorship
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 * 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET
Presented in Partnership with the American Institute for Cancer Research
What does the latest science tell us about the relationship between diet and breast cancer survivorship? The World Cancer Research Fund International’s Continuous Update Project report on breast cancer survivors has some answers. This report is the most rigorous, systematic analysis of research on the impact of diet, weight, and physical activity on breast cancer survivorship. The new AICR/WCRF Global Cancer Update Program (formerly the AICR/WCRF Continuous Update Project) analyses on breast cancer survivors will be published 25 October 2022 in the International Journal of Cancer.
We invite you to join a panel of experts who contributed to these latest breast cancer survivors reports at our October 25h webinar Hot Topics in Nutrition & Cancer: Diet and Breast Cancer Survivorship, timed to coincide with their release. The panelists will present the most current research findings on optimal dietary patterns and dietary interventions for patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Moreover, they will discuss the strengths and limitations of the evidence behind their current dietary recommendations, helping nutrition scientists see where more research is needed.
Following the presentations, webinar attendees will be able to ask questions to the experts during an engaging panel discussion.
The AICR/WCRF Global Cancer Update Program (Formerly AICR/WCRF Continuous Update Project)
The Global Cancer Update Programme is a new updated and refocused future of the flagship AICR/WCRF research programme – previously known as the Continuous Update Project – which includes the largest global cancer prevention and survivorship database in the world.
The Global Cancer Update Program (CUP-Global) Developed by the World Cancer Research Fund International and American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) is an ongoing program that analyzes randomized controlled trials and cohort studies from around the world that study how diet, nutrition, and physical activity affect cancer risk and survival. The Global Cancer Update Program database currently covers 17 types of cancer. Its coverage of breast cancer is divided into two separate reports: one dedicated to breast cancer prevention and the other to breast cancer survivorship. The database now contains over 12,000 publications. The Continuous Update Project generated more than a decade of valued reference for researchers and healthcare professionals. Its findings are used to inform national guidelines and policies on cancer prevention and survival. The Global Cancer Update Program builds on the strengths of the CUP and is refocused to address the highest priority questions in the field.
Dr. Nigel Brockton, Vice President for Research at the AICR and a member of the Global Cancer Update Program Secretariat, noted that there have been some important changes in our understanding of lifestyle factors and breast cancer survivorship since the publication of the last Continuous Update Project report in 2018. The upcoming reports will address the evidence regarding the impact of BMI, at breast cancer diagnosis, on breast cancer patients’ survivorship and the impact of losing weight following a breast cancer diagnosis. This is a critical question because it’s difficult to discern whether the weight loss is due to healthier lifestyle choices such as improved diet or exercise regime or whether the weight loss is due to the cancer itself.
While clinicians traditionally have advised their patients with breast cancer to eat as much as they wanted and anything they wanted in order to maintain their weight during treatment, Dr. Brockton pointed out that breast cancer treatments now are often much less toxic than they used to be, with the result that many patients actually gain weight during treatment. He further noted that this webinar will help clinicians distinguish evidence from opinion, offering the most up-to-date evidence on how diet can and should play a pivotal role in improving breast cancer survivorship.
Hot Topics in Nutrition & Cancer: Diet and Breast Cancer Survivorship, conducted by ASN in partnership with AICR, will take place Tuesday, October 25, 2022, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM ET. If you have a NUTRITION 2022 All Access Pass, please login to the NUTRITION 2022 platform and join us for the webinar.
All others can register to join us for the live event or get access to a recording that will be available for on-demand viewing following the event.
Nutrition Rounds – Research to Practice: Hot Topics in Nutrition & Cancer: Diet and Breast Cancer Survivorship has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the American Society for Nutrition.
The American Society for Nutrition is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASN designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ASN (Provider #NS010) is accredited and approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as a provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs for Registered Dietitians. ASN designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 CPE credits. Dietitians and dietetic technicians registered should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.