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Project on Nutrition in Geriatric Oncology - 2023/2024

Background and Project Format

Considering the importance of nutritional status in Geriatric Oncology, Sharing Progress in Cancer Care is carrying out a targeted project which foresees two stages:

  • A closed virtual Task Force
  • A Manuscript summarising the most important outcomes of the Task Force

Learning Objectives

  • Addressing the needs of older cancer patients
  • Focusing on the topic of the nutrition management
  • Understanding how to address the needs of older cancer patients, taking as case example nutrition management
  • Defining whether the need for nutrition management can only be addressed if the nutrition risk is screened/assessed
  • Defining whether the nutrition risk screening is part of geriatric screening and geriatric assessment recommended for older cancer patients
  • Discussing about the following crucial topics:
    • Who is responsible for (Comprehensive) Geriatric Assessment in practice in an outpatient clinic/hospital
    • To whom are (Comprehensive) Geriatric Assessment results addressed in practice? Is electronic patient record so advanced to alert major findings regarding nutrition management?
    • Who will be responsible for nutrition management initiation?

Task Force Information

Format: closed virtual meeting
Date: Monday 18 September 2023
Participants: 7 world-renowned experts plus Dr Matti Aapro (SPCC President and Scientific Coordinator, as moderator)
Outcomes: a Manuscript to be submitted for publication to an appropriate journal (journal to be defined)


Rocco Barazzoni, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Trieste, IT
Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti, Breast Unit at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and SIOG President, Sutton, UK
Marije E Hamaker, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Diakonessenhuis Utrecht, NL
Megan Pattwell, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Florian Scotté, Institute Gustave Roussy and MASCC President, Villejuif, FR
Enrique Soto Perez de Celis, Department of Geriatrics, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, Mexico City, MX
Pierre Soubeyran, Institute Bergonié and University of Bordeaux, FR