Nutrition support in solid tumor cancer patients

Krishna A. Patel, Aminah Jatoi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Although nutritional support in the form of prescribed enteral or parenteral nutrition provides limited benefit to patients with advanced, incurable cancer, severely malnourished cancer patients who are being considered for curative surgery or highly effective cancer treatment can gain modest benefits. This chapter reviews some of the data that support the above statement and underscores the need for a multidisciplinary approach in such decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781493919291
ISBN (Print)9781493919284
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Dietary counseling
  • Enteral
  • Immunonutrition
  • Nutrition support
  • Parenteral
  • Preoperative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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