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Task-Force on Nutrition and Cachexia in Cancer Patients




This initial meeting is made possible thanks to an unrestricted educational grant received from Fresenius Kabi (Platinum sponsor) and Helsinn (Silver sponsor). Fresenius Kabi and Helsinn exercised no, and had no right to exercise any, control over the programme, its content or speakers.

The programme is now shared among all SPCC supporting companies for their participation.

The companies providing financial support to the initiative will be represented at the meeting with the status of observers.


22 June

9:10Why is SPCC presenting this topic?
Matti Aapro, CH
9:20Initial discussion with comments from S. Bosnjak and Z. Krzaric
Snezana Bosnjak, RS - Željko Krznaric, HR
9:40New drugs: what do we know about immunotherapy and cachexia
Florian Strasser, CH
10:00The ESMO Supportive Care booklet and nutrition
Snezana Bosnjak, RS
10:30The patient perspective: needs during medical therapy, how should patient reported outcomes be evaluated from a nutritional aspect?
Stefan Gijssels, BE
11:20Obesity: a challenge and its relation to cancer
Jacqueline Bowman, BE
11:40Discussion: integrating these data in cancer prevention campaigns
12:00Early detection of cachexia: a backgrounder
Jann Arends, DE
12:15Practical guidelines for early cachexia detection and treatment
Maurizio Muscaritoli, IT
12:35Cachexia is now a specific item in ICD-10: does this help physicians to look for it?
Stefan Anker, DE
12:50The importance of nutritional status in surgical patients: is there a time for nutritional prehabilitation in cancer surgery?
Riccardo A. Audisio, SE
13:05Discussion on why is practical guidance not followed
13:15Pros and cons of nutritional intervention
Rocco Barazzoni, IT - Paolo Bossi, IT
13:30Continue discussion on practical guidance
14:30Next steps: creating a programme for an educational meeting
Matti Aapro, CH
15:10Structuring a position paper
15:40Final discussion


Matti Aapro, Sharing Progress in Cancer Care and Clinique de Genolier, Bellinzona and Genolier, Switzerland
Stefan Anker, Charité (CVK), Cachexia Dept., Berlin, DE
Jann Arends, Freiburg University Hospital, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Freiburg, DE
Riccardo A. Audisio, Institute of Clinical Sciences - Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Dept. of Surgery, Göteborg, SE
Rocco Barazzoni, University of Trieste, Dept. of internal medicine, Trieste, IT
Snezana Bosnjak, Institute of Oncology and Radiology of Serbia, Supportive Oncology & Palliative Care Dpt., Belgrade, RS
Paolo Bossi, Brescia, IT
Jacqueline Bowman, European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), EU Policy Dept., Brussels, BE
Stefan Gijssels, Digestive Cancers Europe, Director, Overijse, BE
Željko Krznaric, University of Zagreb, Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Nutrition & Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Zagreb, HR
Maurizio Muscaritoli, Università Sapienza Roma, Nutrition Dept., Roma, IT
Claude Pichard, University hospital of Geneva, Nutrition unit, Geneva, CH
Florian Strasser, Klinik Gais AG, Cancer Fatigue Clinic, Integrated Cancer Rehabilitation Dept., Gais, CH