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Nutritional Status and Considerations for Patients Diagnosed with a Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumour: Nutrition in NETs Study


Introduction: Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP NET) can adversely affect nutritional status. Cross-sectional studies report up to 25% of GEP NET patients are malnourished and dietary change may be prevalent. Nevertheless, clinical guidelines lack advice on nutrition management.

Aim(s): To describe the impact of a GEP NET on nutritional status and quality of life, and generate evidence to inform development of nutrition guidelines.

Materials and methods: People diagnosed with a GEP NET were recruited to this prospective longitudinal study on initial attendance to the NET Unit at two tertiary hospitals in Melbourne, Australia. Self-report measures (EORTC QLC-C30 and -GINET21) and nutritional outcomes (nutritional status, weight change, fat-free mass (FFM), dietary change, dietitian contact) were gathered bi-monthly for six months.

Conference: 17th Annual ENETSConcerence (2020)

Presenting Author: Laing E

Authors: Laing E, Kiss N, Michael M, Krishnasamy M, Gough K,

Keywords: neuroendocrine, nutrition, malnutrition, weight change, symptoms,

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