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Cancer Risk Reduction - RD66
Cancer Risk Reduction
RD66 l 10.00 contact hrs
by Nancy Cotugna, DrPH, RD, LDN
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define cancer, carcinogenesis.
  2. Describe the multistep process of carcinogenesis.
  3. State the importance of understanding epidemiology for interpreting the relationships of diet and cancer studies.
  4. Differentiate between a case-control and a cohort study.
  5. Explain the nature of the controversy regarding dietary fat and the risk of cancer.
  6. Identify the role of dietary fat in the cancer process.
  7. Discuss the proposed mechanism of the effect of caloric restriction on tumor suppression.
  8. Identify two major considerations in establishing a relationship between dietary protein intake and cancer.
  9. State the recommended range of fiber intake to reduce cancer risk.
  10. Explain the mechanisms of action relating fiber to colorectal cancer.
  11. Discuss the role of antioxidant vitamins and minerals in cancer prevention.
  12. Identify the proposed mechanism by which the minerals calcium and selenium may function to reduce cancer risk.
  13. List the proposed theories of the role of alcohol in carcinogenesis.
  14. Discuss current dietary guidelines and rationale related to the cancer risk of naturally occurring carcinogens, food additives, and contaminants.
  15. Describe the role of phytochemicals as anticarcinogenic agents.
  16. Differentiate between blocking agents and suppressing agents.
  17. Identify the types of quackery associated with cancer prevention.
  18. Explain strategies to combat quackery.
  19. State the six steps of the health communication process.
  20. Discuss some realistic expectations in planning dietary strategies for cancer risk reduction.

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Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians and health educators.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
Gannett Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2010, 2030, 2060, 2070, 2090, 4000, 4040, 4050, 5150
Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 5/31/2014

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Gannett Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Gannett Education guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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