Weight loss is a common side-effect of cancer and its treatment. This session discussed different assessment methods used to determine when and how to intervene to achieve weight gain and growth in the pediatric cancer patient. Options for providing nutrition support were discussed as well as the potential consequences of continued weight loss in this patient population.
Mary A. Barron, MSc, RD
Clinical Dietitian, Department of Haematology/Oncology
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Charmaine van Schaik, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Chief of Pediatrics; Medical Director, POGO Satellite Clinic
Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, ON
Lecturer, University of Toronto, Dept. of Pediatrics, Toronto, ON