WEBINAR | Patient Voice in Cancer Research: Fireside Chat - "Eating well on the cancer journey"

Building connections between cancer patients and researchers

Wednesday, May 26, 2021. 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM  | Zoom

"Eating well on the cancer journey"

The fifth event in this series will look at diet and nutrition for cancer patients.

Patient advocate, Tom Hope chats with Dr Aoife Ryan, UCC and Dr Amy Mullee, IT Sligo.

Registered attendees can submit questions in advance by email to patientvoicecancer@ucd.ie or use the Q&A function during the webinar.



Intended Audience:
Open to all. Will be of particular interest to cancer patients and their families as well as patient advocates and researchers.


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Dr Aoife Ryan is a senior lecturer in nutrition & dietetics at University College Cork. For the past 20 years she has focused her dietetic practice and research in oncology. She is a CORU Registered Dietitian and completed her PhD at the Dept of Surgery, Trinity College Dublin on nutrition and upper gastrointestinal cancer. Her current research programme at UCC focuses on: (1) Computed tomography (CT) diagnosed cancer cachexia (wasting) and sarcopenia (muscle wasting) and the impact on quality of life, toxicity to chemotherapy treatment and survival (2) the development of functional foods to treat anorexia (poor appetite) of aging and disease (3) role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of cancer (4) development and testing of novel nutritional supplements and tube feeds to tackle inflammatory based weight loss in cancer. In addition to published over 40 scientific papers on the topic of nutrition and cancer, Aoife has published five cookbooks for cancer patients which have all been professionally endorsed and have received a number of awards.

Dr Mullee researches and lectures in the area of human nutrition at IT Sligo. Previously she has worked at University College Dublin, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International. Her research focuses on the role of diet in healthy aging, including the relationship between nutrition and cancer.

Facilitator, Tom Hope was diagnosed with prostate cancer 10 years ago and decided to follow active surveillance. He was invited to join the Irish Cancer Society’s Peer to Peer Support Service in 2013, where he also volunteered as a driver, bringing cancer patients to hospital for chemotherapy. He joined Men Against Cancer (MAC) a prostate cancer support group and is now their Secretary /Treasurer. He is a patient representative on the NCCPs (National Cancer Control Programme) Prostate Update Guidelines Development Group. He joined the Patient Voice in Cancer Research committee in 2016 to promote the interaction between researches and patients in focusing on projects that will bring benefits to cancer patients.