SIOP Global Health – Nutrition Working group  publications:

Pediatric Oncology Nutritional Supplement;

Pediatric Blood & Cancer – Volume 67, Issue S3

Publication of this supplement is made possible by an educational grant to SIOP by the Sanofi Espoir Foundation ‘My Child Matters’ Program and reflects the work of the SIOP Nutrition Netwrk.

The Pediatric Oncology Nutritional Supplement is made up of the following articles:

  • The relevance of nutrition to pediatric oncology: A cancer control perspective
  • Assessment of nutritional status in children with cancer: A narrative review
  • Review of nutritional status, body composition, and effects of antineoplastic drug disposition
  • The influence of nutrition on clinical outcomes in children with cancer
  • The importance of enteral nutrition to prevent or treat undernutrition in children undergoing treatment for cancer
  • Nutritional traditional and complementary medicine strategies in pediatric cancer: A narrative review
  • Nutritional concerns of survivors of childhood cancer: A “First World” perspective


Nutritional status at diagnosis among children with cancer referred to a nutritional service in Brazil.

Viani K, Barr RD, Filho VO, Ladas EJ.

Hematol Transfus Cell Ther. 2020 Jun 20:S2531-1379(20)30069-9. doi: 10.1016/j.htct.2020.04.008.


Nutrition of Children With Cancer in Brazil: A Systematic Review.

Viani K, Albuquerque L, Barr RD, Ladas EJ.

JCO Glob Oncol. 2020 Feb;6:242-259. doi: 10.1200/JGO.19.00285.


Validation of an algorithmic nutritional approach in children undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.

Totadri S, Trehan A, Mahajan D, Viani K, Barr R, Ladas EJ.

Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 Dec;66(12):e27980. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27980.


Perspective: Creating the Evidence Base for Nutritional Support in Childhood Cancer in Lowand Middle-Income Countries: Priorities for Body Composition Research

Murphy-Alford AJ, Prasad M, Slone J, Stein K, Mosby T

Adv Nutr 2019;00:1–8; doi:


Partnership of the Sociedade Brasileira de Oncologia Pediátrica and International Society of Pediatric Oncology to improve nutritional care for children with cancer in Brazil.

Viani K, Filho VO, Ferman S, Fonseca TCC, Oliveira VDC, Lemos PDSM, Barr RD, Ladas EJ.

Rev Bras Hematol Hemoter. 2017 Jul-Sep;39(3):266-268. doi: 10.1016/j.bjhh.2016.10.003.


Unmet Needs in Nutritional Care in African Paediatric Oncology Units.

Schoeman J, Ladas EJ, Rogers PC, Aryal S, Kruger M.

J Trop Pediatr. 2019 Aug 1;65(4):397-404. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmy068.


A Framework for Adapted Nutritional Therapy for Children With Cancer in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Report From the SIOP PODC Nutrition Working Group.

Ladas EJ, Arora B, Howard SC, Rogers PC, Mosby TT, Barr RD.

Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Aug;63(8):1339-48. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26016


The development, testing, and preliminary feasibility of an adaptable pediatric oncology nutrition algorithm for low-middle income countries.

Fleming C, Viani K, Murphy AJ, Mosby TT, Arora B, Schoeman J, Ladas EJ.

Indian J Cancer. 2015 Apr-Jun;52(2):225-8. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175834.


Nutritional status in survivors of childhood cancer: Experience from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

Prasad M, Arora B, Chinnaswamy G, Vora T, Narula G, Banavali S, Kurkure P.

Indian J Cancer. 2015 Apr-Jun;52(2):219-23. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175814.


Nutritional status at presentation, comparison of assessment tools, and importance of arm anthropometry in children with cancer in India.

Shah P, Jhaveri U, Idhate TB, Dhingra S, Arolkar P, Arora B.

Indian J Cancer. 2015 Apr-Jun;52(2):210-5. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175838.


Nutritional profile of pediatric cancer patients at Cancer Institute, Chennai.

Radhakrishnan V, Ganesan P, Rajendranath R, Ganesan TS, Sagar TG.

Indian J Cancer. 2015 Apr-Jun;52(2):207-9. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175841.


The impact of weight for age on survival in acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Report from a tertiary care center in North India.

Trehan A, Prabhu V, Bansal D.

Indian J Cancer. 2015 Apr-Jun;52(2):203-6. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175835.


A survey of nutritional practices for children with cancer in India.

Sharma A, Negi EF, Arora B, Pradhan D, Khurana M, Bagai P, Arora RS.

Indian J Cancer. 2015 Apr-Jun;52(2):191-3. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175831.


Nutritional assessment and intervention in a pediatric oncology unit.

Schoeman J.

Indian J Cancer. 2015 Apr-Jun;52(2):186-90. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175832.


Parenteral and enteral nutrition for pediatric oncology in low- and middle-income countries.

Viani K.

Indian J Cancer. 2015 Apr-Jun;52(2):182-4. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175837.


Importance of nutrition in pediatric oncology.

Rogers PC.

Indian J Cancer. 2015 Apr-Jun;52(2):176-8. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175830.


Nutritional status in children with cancer: Before, during and after therapy.

Barr RD.

Indian J Cancer. 2015 Apr-Jun;52(2):173-5. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175827.


International nutrition capacity building – A global SIOP-PODC model from India.

Arora B, Ladas EJ.

Indian J Cancer. 2015 Apr-Jun;52(2):163-6. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175836. No abstract available.


Indicators of malnutrition in children with cancer: A study of 690 patients from a tertiary care cancer center.

Srivastava R, Pushpam D, Dhawan D, Bakhshi S.

Indian J Cancer. 2015 Apr-Jun;52(2):199-201. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175825.


Adiponectin correlates with obesity: A study of 159 childhood acute leukemia survivors from India.

Srivastava R, Batra A, Tyagi A, Dhawan D, Ramakrishnan L, Bakhshi S.

Indian J Cancer. 2015 Apr-Jun;52(2):195-7. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175824.


Approach to metabolic syndrome in childhood cancer survivors.

Scott JX, Latha MS, Aruna R.

Indian J Cancer. 2015 Apr-Jun;52(2):169-72. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.175840.