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References for the Board Certification as a Specialist in Oncology Nutrition Examination

Be sure to review the exam content outline before selecting the references you need.

Cancer Survivors:
Rock C, Doyle C, Denmark-Wahnefried, Meyerhardt J, Courneya K, Schwartz A, Bandara E, Hamilton K, Grant B, McCollough M, Byers T, Gansler T. Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Survivors. CA Cancer J Clin 2012; 62: 242-274. 
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Cancer Symptom Management
Brown CG.  A Guide to Oncology Symptom Management. 2nd ed. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society: 2015. ISBN: 978-1935864530.

Polovich M, Whitford JM, Olsen M. Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice. 4th ed. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society: 2014. ISBN: 978-1935864332.

Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
Charney P, Malone A. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Enteral Nutrition. 2nd ed. Chicago, IL: American Dietetic Association: 2013. ISBN: 978-0880914697.

Medical Nutrition Therapy
Escott-Stump S. Nutrition and Diagnosis-Related Care. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: 2015. ISBN: 978-1451195323.

Grant B.  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to the Nutrition Care Process and Cancer. Chicago, IL: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: 2015. ISBN: 978-0880914840.

Oncology Nutrition
Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Coble Voss A and Williams V (Editors). Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice. Chicago, IL: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: 2021.

Radiation Therapy
Iwamoto RR, Haas ML, Gosselin TK. Manual for Radiation Oncology Nursing Practice and Education. 4thed. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society. 2012. ISBN: 1935864122.

Note: The references listed above are suggestions. It should not be inferred that studying these references will ensure success on the examination nor should it be assumed that items on the examination are based on any specific resource listed.