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About the webinar:
It’s estimated that 80% of people with advanced cancer suffer from cachexia, a disease that significantly hinders quality of life and effectiveness of cancer treatment. In this webinar, Dr Aleksandra Kapała will share her expert insights as she covers:
- The pathophysiology of cancer cachexia
- The impact of cachexia on functional capacity
- The impact of cachexia on nutrition requirements and metabolism
- The consequences of cachexia for cancer patients
- How to effectively implement clinical nutrition regimens in those with cachexia
You’ll also learn some of the challenges with compliance with ONS in oncology patients and explore real-life case studies.
Please note a recording of this webinar will be available for four weeks following the live webinar.
About the speaker:
Dr Aleksandra Kapała, MD, PhD Head of Clinical Nutrition Department Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, Warsaw, Poland, is a strong advocate for the need for nutrition in cancer patients. Her strong passion is reflected in her credentials below;
- Specialist in clinical oncology and internal medicine
- Senior Consultant, an oncologist in Head and Neck Cancer Department in Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, Warsaw
- President of the Hospital Nutrition Team
- Chairman of the POLSPEN Clinical Oncology Section (Polish Society for Enteral, Parenteral and Metabolism Nutrition)
- Co-founder of the INITIATIVE GROUP ON ONCOLOGY NUTRITION
- Co-author of the first Polish Standards of nutritional treatment in oncology
- ESPEN Faculty for Life Long Learning (LLL)