Nutrition & Cancer survival

‘The link with nutrition and cancer risk and survival.’ 

Professor Helen Coleman is one of the leading research scientists in QUB. Professor Coleman’s research mostly focusses on the epidemiology and early detection of gastrointestinal cancer. She has a particular interest in Barrett’s Oesophagus and oesophageal cancer. 

Professor Helen Coleman gave a presentation at our recent festive zoom meeting. 

Nutrition and Cancer survival

• What’s in a name? Nutritionists & Dietitians
• Challenges for nutrition and cancer research
• Evidence and guidelines for nutrition and cancer:
(i) Risk
(ii) During treatment
(iii) Survival after treatment

What is Oesophago-Gastric Cancer?

Oesophageal cancer is cancer of the gullet and gastric cancer is cancer of the stomach. Combined, they are medically known as oesophago-gastric (OG) cancer. The oesophagus (more commonly known as the gullet or food pipe) is the long tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. In Northern Ireland in 2016, a total of 226 people were diagnosed with oesophageal (gullet) cancer. In the same year, 214 people were newly diagnosed with gastric (stomach) cancer.

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