Irene Deftereos is a Senior Dietitian with over 10 years of experience, specialising in gastrointestinal surgical oncology. In addition to clinical work at Western Health, Melbourne, Irene is a clinical research fellow for The Department of Surgery at The University of Melbourne where she is undertaking research into malnutrition and sarcopenia in gastrointestinal oncology. Irene is currently undertaking her PhD investigating evidence and practices for optimising the nutritional status and outcomes of patients undergoing resection for upper gastrointestinal cancer, with a key focus on reducing variation in care. Irene is leading several collaborative research studies in the field and is also a member of the COSA cancer-related malnutrition and sarcopenia position statement working group. Irene is passionate about the role of the dietitian within the multi-disciplinary team for improving the outcomes of oncology patients.
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