Kerry Coughlin, MS, RD, CSO, CD-N
Oncology TRC Dietician and Clinical Program Advisor
Jun 26, 2024

Enhancing Oncology Care: TherapEase Cuisine® helps ease the challenges of nutrition for individuals living with cancer

Kerry Coughlin, MS, RD, CSO, CD-N
Oncology TRC Dietician and Clinical Program Advisor
Jun 26, 2024
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Innovative nutrition support for cancer therapy patients

Nutrition stands as a cornerstone in the treatment journey of individuals undergoing cancer therapies. A recent study, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, shows that in adult oncology patients, poor nutritional status is linked to higher hospital admission rates, longer hospital stays, and decreased tolerance to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. At Accredo, we recognize nutrition’s pivotal role in positive treatment outcomes, as well as patient well-being. This is why we are proud to share the TherapEase Cuisine program, an innovative online resource tailored specifically for patients receiving cancer medications.

Expertly curated oncology nutrition guidance for patients

The primary objective of TherapEase Cuisine is to furnish patients with the latest insights in oncology nutrition, meticulously aligned with current research and evidence-based recommendations set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. TherapEase Cuisine is written and updated by a registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition (CSO). Each article is reviewed by a board-certified oncology pharmacist (BCOP).

The program aims to assist patients in maintaining their strength and energy, mitigating side effects from treatment, optimizing treatment benefits, and understanding reasoning behind the recommendations. For example, the patient might receive an explanation regarding the difference between natural and added sugars and why sugar does not directly feed cancer. TherapEase Cuisine also offers tips for patients to help manage common symptoms such as nausea, taste changes and constipation.

Culturally relevant resources tailored to patient’s needs for oncology nutrition

To support the care and nutritional guidance physicians provide patients, the TherapEase Cuisine content is curated by a team of oncology specialists and registered dietitians specializing in oncology nutrition. We understand that food is not just fuel for the body, but also connects people with loved ones and celebrates culture. The team ensures that guidelines are clinically appropriate while also honoring cultural foods that could be preferred by patients. Additionally, all resources are presented with practical advice for patients who may struggle with grocery shopping and preparing meals.

Updated content to address frequent questions about oncology nutrition

In our commitment to continuously enhance patient care, TherapEase Cuisine has undergone a comprehensive update featuring refreshed content and an extensive library of articles. Patients can find reliable and accurate information addressing common nutrition-related queries and concerns faced by oncology patients.

Seamless accessibility with Accredo’s digital platform

To streamline accessibility, we have integrated TherapEase Cuisine seamlessly into and our mobile app. Patients no longer need to create additional login credentials. They can effortlessly access TherapEase Cuisine from a single sign-on from their phone or computer, ensuring user friendliness and convenience.

And while TherapEase Cuisine may sport a fresh look, its fundamental purpose remains unchanged. Accredo remains steadfast in its commitment to providing unparalleled support to oncology patients, reaffirming our position as leaders in delivering comprehensive oncology care.

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