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Role Statement

EFAD European Specialist Dietetic Network for Oncology: Role Statement Paper on the Role of the Dietitian in Oncology

Dietitians, as experts and leaders in human nutrition, are uniquely qualified to develop and implement strategies to optimise dietary intake for adults and children diagnosed with cancer. They have a key role in the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that nutrition is optimised from diagnosis and the beginning of the treatment pathway through to rehabilitation, cancer survivorship as well as to palliative care and end of life. They work in a variety of care settings including cancer centres, general hospitals, hospices and the community.

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