Case presentation and panel discussion: Nutrition issues in cancer

Manpreet S. Mundi, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Jayshil J. Patel, Alessandro Laviano, Robert G. Martindale, Teresa A. Zimmers

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Advances in treatment of malignancy including novel pharmacologic therapies and surgical interventions has led to significant improvement in survival. As cancer becomes a chronic disease, nutrition interventions play an increasingly important role in short- and long-term outcomes. The current manuscript presents a case of a 66-year-old male with new diagnosis of pancreatic cancer diagnosed incidentally in the setting of COVID-19. Expert panelists in the field of nutrition discuss optimal strategies for diagnosis of malnutrition along with preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative optimization of nutrition. This discussion focuses on the use of probiotics, immune-modulating nutrition, fish oil, specialized proresolving mediators, and use of enteral and parenteral nutrition support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
StatePublished - Nov 2021


  • COVID-19
  • cachexia
  • cancer
  • enteral nutrition
  • immunonutrition
  • parenteral nutrition
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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