This page provides information, documents and events from the SIOP PODC Nutrition Group.

The SIOP PODC Nutrition working group is always looking for new members and for people to get involved. If you are interested please e-mail co-chairs Ligia Fu ( and Karina Viani ( for more information.


SIOP PODC Nutrition Working Group Objectives

The objectives of the SIOP PODC nutrition working group are:

  1. Education & Training:  Establish and create nutrition resources and training programs for institutions to learn about nutrition assessment and intervention.
  2. Research: Perform research to further understand the prevalence of under- and over-nutrition, examine nutrition indices classifying nutrition status, and examine the efficacy of interventions in LMIC.
  3. Collaboration: Facilitate research and educational collaborations, mentoring (study design, implementation, and analysis), and scientific communication between HIC and LMIC.
  4. Advocacy: Assist in the identification of funding and resources to improve access to nutrition resources and support for nutrition interventions.


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 Network.

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