NUtritional Assessment in Non-Small CEll Long Cancer Patients (NUANCE). In lung cancer patients, radiotherapy treatment can cause complaints that affect food intake and physical fitness. A decrease in body weight and a reduced physical fitness can lead to poorer physical functioning and a reduced health related quality of life. In addition, this may be a reason for the oncologist to interrupt or stop the treatment prematurely.
At this moment, little is known about how nutritional status, body composition and physical fitness develop during lung cancer treatment. With the NUANCE-study, we aim to gain a better understanding of this development over time and gain leverage for improving supportive care, focused on nutrition and exercise.
For this project, we received a financial contribution from Nutricia (Danone).