Beth Sanders Moore Joins Cancer Research National Board
Texas cancer survivorship advocate seated on governing board to help promote research program at Tufts University School of Medicine
DALLAS, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Longtime cancer survivorship advocate Beth Sanders Moore of Dallas has joined the National Governing Board of the Nutritional Needs of Cancer Survivors Program at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.
The Tufts program is built on partnerships with cancer survivors, caregivers, healthcare providers, policymakers, and payers to improve the quality of life and long-term health of cancer survivors through improved nutrition.
"While many survivors are highly motivated to seek information about dietary changes to improve their long-term health, cancer survivors in the United States have poor adherence to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans," noted the program's director, Fang Fang Zhang, MD, PhD. "The gap between a desire for improved health and poor dietary habits highlights the strong need for identifying and addressing barriers for cancer survivors adhering to dietary guidelines."
The program received Tier I financial support from the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute established to fund research that helps patients and caregivers make better-informed decisions about healthcare choices.
The primary goal of Tier II research is to engage cancer survivors to assess nutritional needs and barriers by using an evidence-based nutrition tool kit to support oncology patients during and after cancer treatment.
"I look forward to promoting Dr. Zhang's research through widespread outreach to cancer survivors," said Beth Sanders Moore. "Evidence is clear that cancer survivors can enhance their post-treatment health through diet. Whenever I'm given a platform, I urge survivors to make diet and exercise top priorities in their lives."
Among those joining Moore on the board are oncology community representatives from National Coalition of Cancer Survivors, American Cancer Society, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Tufts University School of Medicine.
About Beth Sanders Moore
A native of Marshall, Texas, Beth Sanders Moore has been an advocate for national-reach breast health and cancer survivorship programs for more than 30 years. A long-term cancer survivor, she is Founder of CancerForward: The Foundation For Cancer Survivors, a nonprofit organization chartered to educate the public about cancer survivorship care planning. In her role as a career Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), and as a nonprofit volunteer, Beth has headed campaigns that have netted more than $200 million for arts, education, and health care organizations -- with a significant portion earmarked for aid to cancer patients and survivors at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. A one-time nominee for a White House appointment to the National Cancer Advisory Board, Beth serves as a community member on survivorship research projects at teaching hospitals throughout the U.S. She's nearing completion of her first authored book, a memoir based on daily entries made in her personal journal from 1977 to 2017.
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