Protein Requirements for Cancer Patients

Posted August 2nd, 2016

In this webinar, Katrina VB. Claghorn, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, a nutritionist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, explores the usefulness of protein in a cancer patient’s diet. Katrina Claghorn is an Advanced Practice Clinical Dietitian Specialist at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. She […]


Nutrition Has a Very Important Part to Play

Posted March 7th, 2016

Our choices in food and nutrition play an important part in health. Small healthful steps like including colorful fruits and vegetables to your diet, increasing fiber and cutting down on simple sugars can make a big difference.  We invite you to learn more about the role of nutrition in our health from Dr. Ana Negron […]

My Sugar Use Blog: Week one!

Posted March 24th, 2014

I did my best to follow the advice that I give to patients and I tried to follow my normal pattern and just track what I normally eat. I rediscovered what I have known from previous attempts to monitor what I eat: it is rather time consuming and tedious to track what you eat! It […]


Nutrition and Diet for Prostate Cancer [Webinar]

Posted September 6th, 2013

Join us October 16, 2013 at 3 PM ET. Prostate cancer has its own specific diet and nutrition issues. The side effects of cancer treatment can affect your ability to eat and maintain your nutritional status during treatment.

Nutrition from A to Z: Answers to your nutrition and diet questions

Posted April 3rd, 2013

During this 1 hour class, taught by a registered dietician, your questions will be answered. The program reviews the current nutritional information and guidelines for cancer patients and survivors.

Daily Cancer Risk Fact: Eating

Posted April 25th, 2012

True or false: What you eat contributes to your cancer risk. Join us every day this month for a special project between Philly.com/health and OncoLink.

Daily Cancer Risk Fact: Diet

Posted April 10th, 2012

True or false: Eating a diet high in red meat or processed foods increases cancer risk. Join us every day this month for a special project between Philly.com/health and OncoLink.

A Dietitian’s Strange Affair with Sugar

Posted June 28th, 2010

At least once a week, if not more, I find myself in the strange position of trying to convince someone to eat more sugar. It is not that I think that everyone should eat more sugar, it’s not that I think sugar is healthy, but the information regarding sugar and cancer gets so distorted by […]