Our Goals

We are improving quality of life for patients undergoing cancer treatment. We are bringing together resources in health, culinary and industry to focus on issues of variety, taste and nutrition for patients undergoing cancer treatment.


The CNC recognizes the importance of food and nutrition to the medical outcomes of cancer treatment. Our recipes and recommendations incorporate a lot of ideas, key among them is that they can adopted at home. It is important to us that the recipes can be followed without culinary expertise, exotic ingredients, or hours of free time. We hope these recipes are as easy to prepare as they are to eat.


Eating enough of the right food is one of the keys to proper nutrition during cancer treatment. The CNC recipes strive to be nutritionally complex with diverse and healthy ingredients.


Through our research, we discovered that different groups have different taste profiles during treatment. The CNC realizes that a variety of food choices is important. We want each type of patient to have access to a variety of foods that may be palatable to them.

How did the Consortium Begin?

Recent News

Hormel develops low-smell, low-effort food line for cancer patients

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WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon Raises $3.3 Million

Published September 9, 2014 [Source: All Access]   Entercom Sports WEEI/Boston, NESN (New England Sports Network), the Boston Red Sox, […]

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Foods that can Aid in the Prevention of Cancer

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CNC Launch - Photos!

On November 18th, 2013, the Cancer Nutrition Consortium was announced at a launch event in Boston. The event brought physicians […]

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