1st Edition

Nutritional Oncology Nutrition in Cancer Prevention, Treatment, and Survivorship

Edited By David Heber, Zhaoping Li, Vay Liang Copyright 2021
    522 Pages 17 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    522 Pages 17 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    522 Pages 17 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Nutritional Oncology: Nutrition in Cancer Prevention, Treatment, and Survivorship presents evidence-based approaches to the study and application of nutrition in all phases of cancer including prevention, treatment, and survivorship.

    There is a long history of interest in the role of nutrition in cancer but only in the last 50 years has this interdisciplinary field developed scientific evidence from a combination of population studies, basic research, and clinical studies. Precision oncology, targeted  therapies and immunonutrition have led to advances in cancer treatment and prevention. Highlighting insights from Precision Oncology and Precision Nutrition to improve cancer prevention, treatment and survival is the core mission of this book. The editors have over 40 years of clinical and research experience integrating science with practical advice based on available evidence for healthcare professionals while highlighting research vistas for the scientific community.


    • Comprehensive treatment of all aspects of nutrition and cancer, including prevention, response to treatment, avoidance of relapse and promotion of quality of life for cancer survivors.
    • Examines alternative medicines and botanical dietary supplements and identifies hypotheses for future research based on science.

    This book is written for doctors, dietitians, and other health care professional advising cancer patients, cancer survivors and the general public.

    Part 1. Fundamentals of Human Nutrition and Cancer Metabolism 

    1. Historical Evolution of the Role of Nutrition in Cancer 

    David Heber and Vay Liang W. Go

    2. Cancer Metabolism and Nutrition 

    David Heber

    3. Precision Oncology and Precision Nutrition 

    John A Glaspy, Sidharth R. Anand and David Heber

    4. Phytonutrients and Cancer 

    David Heber and Navindra Seeram

    5. Nutrition and Immune Function 

    Emily Truong and Berkeley N. Limketkai

    6. Personalized Nutrition and Cancer 

    David Heber and Zhaoping Li

    Part 2. Nutrition and Carcinogenesis 

    7. Epidemiology of Nutrition, Diet, and Cancer Risk 

    David Heber, Qing-Yi Lu and Zuo-Feng Zhang 

    8. Oxidant Stress and Carcinogenesis 

    Susanne Henning

    9. Nutrition, Angiogenesis, and Cancer 

    William W. Li

    10. Cholesterol and Prostate Cancer 

    Smrruthi V. Venugopal, Shafiq A. Khan, Stephen F. Freedland et al.

    11. The Microbiome and Cancer  

    David Heber and Zhaoping Li

    12. Exercise, Energy Balance, Body Composition, and Cancer Risk

    Catherine L. Carpenter

    13. Nutrition, Hormones, Cancer Risk and Progression 

    David Heber and Zhaoping Li

    Part 3. Nutritional Recommendations for Cancer Patients 

    14. Nutrition Support for Cancer Patients throughout the Continuum of Care 

    Refaat Hegazi, Katie N. Robinson, Bridget Cassady et al.

    15. Malnutrition and Cancer Cachexia 

    David Heber and Zhaoping Li

    16. Nutrition and Chemotherapy in the Epidemic of Obesity 

    Rebecca L. Paszkiewicz and Steven D. Mittelman

    17. Integrative Oncology and Nutrition    

    David Heber and Zhaoping Li

    Part 4. Care of the Cancer Survivor 

    18. Susceptibility to Common Age-Related Chronic Diseases 

    Lauren Lemieux and Zhaoping Li

    19. Nutritional Advice and Dietary Supplements for the Cancer Survivor 

    Michael Garcia and David Heber

    20. Lifestyle Changes and Behavioral Approaches for the Cancer Survivor

    William McCarthy and Catherine Carpenter

    Part 5. Challenges in Nutritional Oncology Research 

    21. Environmental Factors in Cancer Risk 

    Lishi Xie and Gail S. Prins

    22. Minority Health Disparities in Nutrition and Cancer 

    Keith Norris, Bettina M Beech and David Heber

    23. The Critical Questions in Nutrition and Cancer that Remain  

    David Heber and Zhaoping Li


    David Heber, Zhaoping Li, Vay Liang