Cachexia Clinic Webinar Replay

2019    In February 2019, the MASCC Nutrition and Cachexia Study Group offered a webinar, “The Cachexia Clinic — Building a Supportive Care Necessity.” The webinar, featuring speakers Liz Isenring, PhD, Egidio Del Fabbro, MD, and Rony Dev, MD, provided information and practical considerations for establishing and operating a cachexia clinic within a cancer center. Topics concerned service and team composition, assessment, management, and outcome measures. A detailed description of the webinar is available here. A replay of the webinar is available at Cachexia Clinic Webinar.

Elizabeth (Liz) Isenring, PhD
, is an advanced accredited practicing dietitian (AdvAPD), Head of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bond University, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia. She is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of oncology nutrition, nutrition in older adults, nutrition screening, and assessment. Liz chairs MASCC’s Nutrition and Cachexia Study Group.


Egidio G. Del Fabbro, MD,
holds the Palliative Care Endowed Chair and is Program Director at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center. He also serves as an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine within the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care of the Department of Internal Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine. Egidio’s clinical research focuses on therapeutic interventions for cancer symptoms and opioid-related side effects. He is the Vice-Chair of MASCC’s Nutrition and Cachexia Study Group.

Rony Dev, DO
, is Associate Professor in the Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. He joined MD Anderson in 2007 and has been the Director of the Cachexia Clinic since 2012. His clinical research interests include the role of Vitamin D, hypermetabolism, and endocrine abnormalities in cancer cachexia. He is the author of the UpToDate chapter, “Assessment and Management of Anorexia and Cachexia.”

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