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Augmenting Cancer Therapy through Diet

Dr. Colin Champ presents the historical data on dietary manipulation and cancer care, how diet and nutrition play a role in cancer care, reviews existing data supporting nutritional intervention in cancer care, and explores future directions for diet in the management of cancer.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how nutrition and diet effect cancer formation and treatment
  • Discuss metabolic states that may lead to poorer outcomes in cancer patients, such as those with high grade gliomas
  • Describe the molecular pathways affected through diet

Reading Resources:

  1. Fine E et. al. Targeting insulin inhibition as a metabolic therapy in advanced cancer. Nutrition 2012.
  2. Saleh A, et al. Caloric restriction augments radiation efficacy in breast cancer. Cell Cycle 2013
  3. Champ CE, Baserga R, et al. Nutrient Deprivation and Radiation Therapy – When Less is More.  The Oncologist, 1:2012


Dr. Champ has no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 6/19/2014 | Last Modified On: 6/19/2014 | Expires: 6/19/2015



Colin E. Champ, MD

Colin E. Champ, MD UPMC CancerCenter at UPMC St. Margaret
815 Freeport Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Office Phone: (412) 784-4900
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