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MASCC Nutrition and Cachexia Study Group


Chair: Liz Isenring, PhD  - Australia
Vice-Chair: Egidio G. Del Fabbro, MD - USA

For more information or to contact the Study Group Leaders, please send an email to [email protected].


The MASCC Nutrition Study Group encourages broad-based research and state-of-the-art clinical practice in all areas of clinical nutrition as it relates to cancer.


A major goal of this Study Group is to increase awareness of existing guidelines for the appropriate use of nutritional support in cancer patients. It also aims to promote appropriate use of palliative and therapeutic strategies in the management of anorexia and weight loss in patients with advanced cancer. The group works to develop and coordinate new evidence-based guidelines. The Study Group encourages research in areas where scientific literature is lacking with the goal of improving the current state of clinical practice. The use of nutrition-based complementary and alternative medicine therapies remains a focus of this group, and the group encourages research and guideline development on emerging, related issues, as appropriate. As a subgroup of a large international organization, the MASCC Nutrition and Cachexia Study Group remains sensitive in all its endeavors to the cultural and economic differences in cancer populations around the world.

In summary, the MASCC Nutrition Study Group serves as a resource for the development of both clinical and laboratory research and for the development of clinical practice guidelines relevant to all aspects of clinical nutrition in relation to cancer.

Past Workshops


Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors of Healthcare Professionals Regarding Dietary Supplements
"Do you recommend dietary supplements to your patients? Do you use them yourself? Professor Liz Isenring, chair of the MASCC Nutrition and Cachexia group is conducting an anonymous survey on the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of healthcare professionals regarding dietary supplements. If you consult directly with patients, we would like to invite you to contribute to our survey by clicking on the link below. It should take no longer than 10 minutes and has been approved by the Bond University (Australia) ethics committee. Your input would be greatly appreciated!"  >> Proceed to Survey  11.20.14

Recent Member Publications

Recent Study Group member publications related to nutrition and cachexia in cancer patients.

Please contact the Study Group Chairs above with your questions.
MASCC Study Group Coordinator, Leslie Johnson