World Health Organization predicts an increase of 75% in the number of cancer cases worldwide. This reality relates to the improvement of early diagnostic methods, as well as to other diverse factors, namely nutritional and related to life-styles. A main concern in cancer patients that may ultimately alter prognosis, are nutritional status and diet intake.
For this reason, the present Postgraduation in Nutrition and Metabolism in Cancer was designed for a variety of professional and academic profiles, offering a wide range of relevant themes and new strategies in this domain. It is shaped for health professionals that play a role in all treatment stages of cancer patients, allowing them to develop skills for the prevention and resolution of nutritional problems inherent to both patient and healthy populations.
The program will include disciplines for hospitalized and ambulatory patients, as well as for the primary care setting. It will also integrate themes such as oral therapeutic diets, artificial nutrition (enteral and parenteral), clinical and translational research and the design and construction of research projects.