Eileen is a breast cancer patient/survivor and patient advocate with a specific interest in supporting and contributing to patient involvement in cancer research across the wider cancer ecosystem.
Eileen is also a strong proponent of the benefits of effective communication of evidenced based nutritional and exercise information to cancer patients throughout their individual cancer journey and regularly publicly challenges misinformation and pseudoscience that may result in harm for patients. Eileen sits on the Irish Cancer Society Research Advisory Committee and the HIQA Patient Data Advisory Committee?
Title: A Cancer Patients Perspective on Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Cancer Treatment
Summary: There is a lack of sufficient resources and expertise to provide cancer patients with evidence-based support for nutritional assessment/advice and exercise oncology.
Informed by her personal experience of the physical and emotional benefits of exercise during and following cancer treatment, Eileen will discuss the experience of navigating the maelstrom of pseudoscience, misinformation, and ‘nutribabble’.
Furthermore, Eileen will outline some positive support developments within nutritional and exercise oncology in addition to advances in patient involvement and collaboration in cancer research.
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