NECA help fund research around nutrition and NETs

New research has been published in Karger titled “Nutritional Complications and the Management of Patients with Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors” by Erin Laing from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

This research, partially funded by Neuroendocrine Cancer Australia looks at how neuroendocrine tumours (NET) can cause nutrition issues due to their location in the body, the hormones they release, the symptoms they cause, and treatments used to manage them.

Symptoms experienced by people diagnosed with a NET; including diarrhoea, bloating, pain, fatigue and poor appetite; can lead to dietary change and risk of weight loss.

Research has shown that some people living with a NET are at risk of weight loss, malnutrition, and certain vitamin deficiencies. Despite this, guidelines for the nutrition management of NETs are not available.

This review summarises current evidence for nutritional complications of NETs, and provides recommendations for future research and the development of clinical guidelines.

The full article can be viewed here.

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