306. Reducing Cancer Risk One Meal at a Time: Updated Recommendations

Tuesday, October 23
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 207 AB
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 142069

Course Tracks: Food as Medicine

Prevention is an essential element in a global strategy to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality. With new recommendations issued in the 2018 report by the American Institute for Cancer Research/World Cancer Research Fund (AICR/WCRF), “Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: A Global Perspective,” and updated guidelines from the American Cancer Society, nutrition professionals must understand what is new and how these recommendations intersect with their areas of practice. Dr. Steven Clinton will describe the global synthesis and interpretation of the research, and analyze key conclusions of the reports. Karen Collins will examine the intersection of cancer prevention recommendations with lifestyle recommendations for other major chronic diseases. She will explore research-based creative strategies to inspire patients to implement the recommendations. Attendees will be prepared to engage with patients to help them create personalized cancer-protective lifestyle prescriptions.

Planned with the Oncology Nutrition DPG

Award Presentation: Excellence in Practice – Clinical Practice Award
Elaine Trujillo, MS, RDN

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how the process for global systematic evidence reviews and report conclusions underlie the strength and reliability of updated recommendations for cancer prevention.
  • Translate and apply updated cancer prevention recommendations within the context of overall health and chronic disease prevention recommendations.
  • Construct three strategies based on the recommendations for cancer prevention to create public health messages and engage in patient conversations that integrate actions for a cancer-protective lifestyle.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 4040 – Disease prevention
  • 5150 – Cancer (disease/disorder)
  • 4030 – Dietary guidelines, DRIs, Food Guide Pyramid, food labeling

Performance Indicator:

  • 12.1.3 Collaborates with community partners and stakeholders in promoting nutritional health and disease prevention.
  • 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.


  • Alice Bender, MS, RDN

    Director of Nutrition Programs

    American Institute for Cancer Research

  • Session Speaker(s)

  • Steven Clinton, MD, PhD


    The Ohio State University

  • Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND

    Nutrition Advisor and Communications Consultant