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Br J Cancer. 2006 Aug 21;95(4):431-4. Epub 2006 Aug 1.

The views and practice of oncologists towards nutritional support in patients receiving chemotherapy.

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Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK.

Abstract

Malnutrition in patients with cancer is common and an adverse prognostic indicator. A questionnaire answered by 357 (72%) UK specialist oncological trainees suggests that they lack the ability to identify factors that place patients at risk from malnutrition. Major barriers to effective nutritional practice included lack of guidelines, knowledge and time.

PMID:
16880793
PMCID:
PMC2360668
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bjc.6603280
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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