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Nutritional Status and Considerations for Patients Diagnosed with a Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor: Preliminary Baseline Characteristics from the Nutrition in NETs Study


Introduction: Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP NET) cause various symptoms impacting on nutritional status and diet. Published data indicates up to 25% of GEP NET patients are malnourished, and dietary change is prevalent. Further research is required to guide nutrition recommendations.

Aim(s): Nutrition in NETs is a prospective longitudinal study aiming to describe the impact of GEP NETs on patient’s nutritional status and quality of life. Baseline characteristics of study participants are discussed.

Materials and methods: Patients diagnosed with a GEP NET were recruited upon initial attendance to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Melbourne, Australia). Recruitment commenced in July 2017 and is ongoing. At baseline, participant demographics and patient-reported outcome data was recorded (dietitian contact, dietary habits, and symptoms). Nutritional status was measured using the patient-generated subjective global assessment (PG-SGA).

Conference: 15th Annual ENETSConcerence (2018)

Presenting Author: Kennedy E

Authors: Kennedy E, Kiss N, Michael M, Gough K, Drosdowsky A,

Keywords: nutrition, malnutrition, diet, neuroendocrine,

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