Decoding Cancer - Diet and Cancer: Separating Facts from Fiction

Decoding Cancer - Diet and Cancer
Date: 
June 29th, 2017

WHAT: Decoding Cancer – Diet and Cancer: Separating Facts from Fiction

WHO: Prof Mike Gibney, Professor of Food and Health at the UCD Institute of Food and Health, and Fiona Roulston RD, Dietitian Manager at St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network, Dublin.

WHERE: Large Lecture Theatre, Dublin Dental University Hospital, 2 Lincoln Place, Dublin 2.

WHEN: Thursday, 29 June, 6:15pm.

To register your attendance and for more information please see dietandcancer.eventbrite.ie.

The internet is awash with theories on how what you eat can affect your chances of developing and beating a diagnosis of cancer. From superfoods to fad diets, much of this information can be misleading and contradictory.

To combat false claims and inform the public, the Irish Cancer Society, in partnership with the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute, will host a public talk to separate the facts around diet and cancer from the fiction, so that everyone is empowered to make healthy food options based on the best dietary advice for them.

‘Diet and Cancer: Separating Facts from Fiction’ will hear from Prof Mike Gibney, Professor of Food and Health at the School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD. With over four decades of experience working in nutritional research and academia, Prof Gibney is well placed to debunk some of the myths around nutrition and diet.

We will also hear from Fiona Roulston RD, Dietitian Manager at St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network, Dublin. A CORU registered professional dietitian, Fiona will discuss the importance of good nutrition during cancer treatment; how to cope with unplanned weight loss and treatment side effects; dietary advice after cancer treatment; and how the public can access dietetic services and reliable nutrition information.

This event is being held as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s ‘Decoding Cancer’ series of public talks, which aims to dispel some of the myths around cancer and explore the many advances being made through research in prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivors’ quality of life.

The talk is free and open to everyone – from members of the public looking for ways to reduce their risk of cancer by eating well, to people with cancer seeking advice on dietary needs, or to those who have gone through a cancer experience and want to know how their diet can help them live longer, happier lives. 

The event will also be live-streamed on the Irish Cancer Society’s Facebook page – join in the conversation on social media #DecodingCancer.