Nutrition is a crucial component of cancer treatment and rehabilitation as it helps the patients to better cope with illness. However, given the focus on the cancer and its cure, nutrition is often neglected, leaving the patient and family with doubts, questions and the need for practical guidance on how to eat better on a daily basis, especially during therapy.
ECPC Nutrition Survey
Building up on the pilot survey, in 2016 the European Cancer Patient Coalition continued its efforts with a second round of the survey in order to have enough data and maximise the impact of the answers received. The new version was adapted in order to directly address individual cancer patients and cancer survivors. It aimed to describe and understand the perception of the importance of metabolic and nutritional problems among patients and cancer survivors. The study was conducted by a survey of cancer patients and survivors.
The study showed a substantial gap in terms of need for information and practical management of cancer-related nutritional problems for people with cancer.
Cancer Patient's Bill of Rights
The Cancer Patients’ Bill of Rights for appropriate and prompt Nutritional Support is a charter of rights for cancer patients with regards to nutrition, linking it to existing elements such as the ESMO nutrition guidelines.
The draft version is currently available for review here.
September 2017 ESMO Congress: On Sunday 10 September at 13:15, the European Cancer patient coalition will present poster 1450P - European nutrition survey - in Hall 8.
October 2017 Nutrition Event
March 2018 Social Media Campaign
Nutrition Brochure.. coming soon
Nutrition Leaflet.. coming soon