Nutrition & Cancer 5.75 Hours (2020 - 2022)

Overview

This course covers emerging research in the interplay between nutrition and cancer and offers insights into the role of nutrition in three common cancers: breast, colorectal, and prostate. The course stresses advancements in the understanding of carcinogenesis, individualization of nutrition and cancer treatment, and offers an updated take on the role of nutrition during cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship.

Needs Assessment

The understanding of carcinogenesis and of personalized cancer treatment is changing. With more understanding of the hallmarks of carcinogenesis and the role of genetics in prevention and the development of cancers, it is necessary to introduce learners to the complex interactions between cancer, nutrition, cell metabolism, immunity, inflammation, genetics, epigenetics, and the gut microbiome. This course addresses controversies as well — popular diets used by individuals interested in cancer prevention and recovery — offering guidelines to help determine whether following these diets is in a patient's best interest. This course presents best evidence-based nutritional recommendations for a variety of cancers, and preventive nutritional strategies.

Overall goal

The goal of this activity is to: provide a review of the current relevant literature about cancer and nutrition; provide practitioners with an understanding of the central role of nutrition in health and healing; provide a scientific basis for the integration of nutrition into the conventional management of cancer; and opportunities to apply information from the literature to interactive clinical scenarios.

Objectives

Nutrition & Cancer students will:

  • Define integrative oncology and the role of nutrition in integrative care of the oncology patient.
  • Review hallmarks of carcinogenesis and nutritional factors which impact this process.
  • Evaluate risks and benefits of nutritional recommendations for cancer prevention, treatment, complications of treatment, and survival through an analysis of the existing scientific and clinical evidence.
  • Apply nutritional information to clinical scenarios, advising virtual patients about eating for optimum health, and using dietary change as a therapeutic option.
  • Review current literature regarding the relationship between specific foods, macronutrients, micronutrients, energy balance, and cancer.
  • Employ provided resources to keep up with literature involving health-related nutritional recommendations.

Curriculum

Module 1: Nutrition and Cancer Introduction

Module 2: How Nutrition and Genes Interact

Module 3: Cancer Metabolism

Module 4: Insulin Resistance, Obesity, and the Microbiome

Module 5: Phytonutrients and Popular "Anti-cancer Diets"

Module 6: Approaches to Three Common Cancers

Module 7: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Cancer Survivorship

Course Evaluation: complete the course evaluation to get your certificate for the course.

Course Exam: test to acquire continuing education credit.

Completion Requirements

Complete all the course work, course evaluation, and the final test with a score of 70% or better. Upon successful completion you will be able to print your certificate of completion.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and dietitians with an interest in oncology, as well as other health practitioners who have interest in integrative medicine.

Enrollment

You will have a maximum of 30 days access to the material from the start date. You can register and start immediately. If you register for the course and pay with a credit card you will have immediate access to the course. Once your registration is complete, logout and log back in and your course will be listed on the campus page. If you cannot remember your account information, click the Get Username and Password link on the login page and it will be emailed to you.

  1. Complete your registration, including payment of the invoice (find this on "My Account")
  2. Log out
  3. Then log back in
  4. If you cannot remember your account information, click the "Get Username and Password" link on the login page and it will be sent to the email address you used to register.
  5. Your course will be listed on the Community Hub page.

Nutrition and Cancer (2020 - 2022) Disclosure & Education Credit Info

Continuing Nursing Education Information:

5.75 CNE Contact Hours for RNs

Completion Requirements

Completion of all 3 curriculum modules, course evaluation, and the final test with a score of 70% or better on or before August 25, 2022. Submissions after will not be awarded credit.

Current CNE Approval Period: 07/30/2020 to 07/29/2022

Current CNE Approval Number: 59-20

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Information

All presenters, planners, and faculty have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CNE activity.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Arizona, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Continuing Nursing Education Group.

 


Dietitians

This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for a maximum of 5.5 CPEUs

Current Approval Period: July 30, 2020 to July 17, 2023

 


COM CME

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation and CME Designation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course includes an assessment of 10 questions that you must answer 70% correctly or above in order to receive credit for participation. You are allowed unlimited re-attempts.

Current CME Approval Period: 07/26/2020 to 07/25/2022

Most Recent Review by Author: 06/15/2020

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Information

Dr. Alschuler has disclosed that she is a speaker for Gaia Herbs and NutraCorp, and that she has received research support for Pharmavite. In her role as a planner for this activity, she recused herself from choosing faculty who would deliver presentations that discuss products made by these commercial interests. As a faculty member, her presentation was reviewed, and the content was found unrelated to specific business lines or products of that/those company.

All other faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Faculty / Authors

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH; Director of the Fellowship, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine; Associate Professor, Department of Medicine University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson

Lise Alschuler, ND; Assistant Director, Fellowship Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine; Professor, Department of Medicine University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson

Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH; Founder of Oregon Integrative Oncology, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Tamara Steinitz ; Director Didactic Program in Dietetics, Utah State University; Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Priscilla Abercrombie, RN, NP, PhD, AHN-BC, PhD; Clinical Professor UCSF Departments of Family Health Care Nursing and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Donald Abrams, MD; Chief, Hematology-Oncology, Zuckerberg Francisco General Hospital; Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Planning Committee

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, CCFP; Director, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Lise Alschuler, ND; Assistant Director, Fellowship Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine; Professor, Department of Medicine University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson

Priscilla Abercrombie, RN, NP, PhD, AHN-BC, PhD; Clinical Professor UCSF Departments of Family Health Care Nursing and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Tamara Steinitz ; Director Didactic Program in Dietetics, Utah State University; Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Reviewers

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, ABOIM; Director, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine.

Tamara Steinitz ; Director Didactic Program in Dietetics, Utah State University; Assistant Clinical Professor, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

Priscilla Abercrombie, RN, NP, PhD, AHN-BC, PhD; Clinical Professor UCSF Departments of Family Health Care Nursing and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Assistant Clinical Professor, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

Kelsey Hutter, MS, RD, CDE, LD/N, Outpatient Diabetes Educator Consultant, Allegheny Health Network, Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Health

Sandra Sotnick, MS,RD, CSO,CDE; Outpatient Oncology Dietitian, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Karla Goplen, RDN, CLT, NBC-HWC; Clinical Dietitian, Veteran's Home of California