Understanding nutritional issues in the older person with cancer

Findlay, Merran, Bauer, Judith, Clarke, Stephen and Isenring, Elisabeth (2013) Understanding nutritional issues in the older person with cancer. Cancer Forum, 37 3: 234-237.

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Author Findlay, Merran
Bauer, Judith
Clarke, Stephen
Isenring, Elisabeth
Title Understanding nutritional issues in the older person with cancer
Journal name Cancer Forum   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0311-306X
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 37
Issue 3
Start page 234
End page 237
Total pages 4
Place of publication Sydney, NSW Australia
Publisher Cancer Council Australia
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 1306 Cancer Research
2730 Oncology
Formatted abstract
The prevalence of malnutrition in both older people and those with cancer is high. Risk of malnutrition is compounded
in the oncogeriatric population arising from the overlap of both age-related and cancer - induced aetiologies, leaving
the older person particularly susceptible to the detrimental sequelae of disease and treatment-related morbidity.
National evidence-based guidelines recommend implementation of routine malnutrition screening to identify at risk
patients and facilitate early access to dietitians with expertise in nutritional management of this patient group for
comprehensive nutritional assessment, intervention and monitoring. The multidisciplinary team can play a proactive
role in addressing the nutritional needs of this group as part of comprehensive cancer care and improve patientcentred,
clinical and cost outcomes.
Keyword Cancer
Malnutrition screening
Nutritional management
Q-Index Code C1
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