Nutritionist Bethany Smith, RD, LD, of Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS)––the largest private medical oncology /hematology in the Southeast––recently contributed an article to the Oncology Nutrition Connection. In the article, which appeared in the quarterly journal’s Summer 2008 edition, Smith discussed the use and effectiveness of Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy (PERT) to treat pancreatic cancer.
“It’s great to be featured in such an esteemed journal,” Smith said. “We must continue to educate each other on therapies that can improve our patients’ quality of life.”
The Oncology Nutrition Connection, the quarterly issued, peer reviewed publication of the Oncology Nutrition dietary practice group, features book reviews, articles on complementary care, and other information regarding oncology, hospice, prevention, pediatrics, and HIV/AIDS.
Smith works in GCS offices in Cobb, Douglasville, Marietta (at Kennestone), Paulding, Canton, and Fort Oglethorpe/Ringgold.
Smith is a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), Georgia Dietetic Association (Serving as President 2004–2005), Greater Atlanta Dietetic Association, and the Oncology Dietetic Practice Group of ADA. She was chosen by the Commission on Dietetic Registration to participate in the Oncology Nutrition Specialty Practice Analysis Workgroup for 2007. She is also a part-time educator/speaker throughout the Southeastern U.S. Her special interests include weight management during and after cancer treatment, malabsorption issues, and cancer-related fatigue.