Cancer Nutrition & Recipes

Vice President of Integrative Medicine, Carolyn Lammersfeld and Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs & National Director of Medical Oncology, Dr. Maurie Markman join us with cancer recipes and nutrition for patients and caregivers.
Carolyn Lammersfeld
Vice President of Integrative Medicine
Midwestern Regional Medical Center

As the Vice President of Integrative Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), Carolyn Lammersfeld oversees our unique treatment model, which combines the most innovative, state-of-the-art oncology therapies with integrative oncology services to minimize side effects and help patients maintain quality of life. Our cancer experts deliver this care in a patient-centered environment designed to meet the unique needs of each of our patients.

Lammersfeld joined CTCA in October 1998 as Director of Nutrition at CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois. In January 2007, she was also appointed to the position of National Director of Nutrition to assist in launching nutrition programs for two new CTCA hospitals and coordinating nutritional services throughout the enterprise. In March 2012, Lammersfeld was promoted to her present role.

Lammersfeld has worked tirelessly to pioneer the science of nutrition in cancer care by conducting and publishing clinical studies that document the outcomes of nutrition interventions. She continues to lead the exciting, ongoing development of a CTCA nutrition data mine with Dr. Pankaj Vashi and Dr. Ryan McCabe, which will allow CTCA to report clinical outcomes on nutrition interventions. She has written numerous research protocols, including obtaining an IND to use OMEGAVEN® for PN-induced hepatic injury. She also regularly represents CTCA at national nutrition conferences.

Lammersfeld’s accomplishments include the development of a nutrition assessment template for the CTCA Electronic Health Records system, as well as branded nutrition education materials and resources.

Lammersfeld is a licensed and registered dietitian who is board certified in oncology nutrition and nutrition support. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She completed a post-graduate internship and master's degree in clinical nutrition at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rush University in Chicago.

Prior to CTCA, Lammersfeld served in numerous positions, including at the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Maurie Markman
Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs & National Director of Medical Oncology
Eastern Regional Medical Center

Early in his career, a mentor reminded Dr. Maurie Markman to approach the practice of medicine as a “people’s doctor.” This advice resonated with Dr. Markman, and he continues to carry it with him as he treats patients today.

A nationally-renowned oncologist, Dr. Markman is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs and National Director of Medical Oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA).

“From the beginning of my career, I recognized the importance of practicing medicine as a ‘people’s’ doctor,’” says Dr. Markman. “All of my research and work has been motivated by the thought of giving patients every option to beat their disease.”

Dr. Markman has more than 20 years of experience in cancer treatment and gynecologic research at some of the country’s most recognized facilities.

In June 2011, he received the esteemed American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Statesman Award. Presented annually, the Statesman Award recognizes individual ASCO members who have shown extraordinary volunteer service, dedication and commitment to ASCO, their hospital community and the patients they serve for at least 20 years.

Most recently, Dr. Markman served as the Vice President for Clinical Research and Chairman of the Department of Gynecologic Medical Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where he also served as a Professor of Medicine.

Prior to that, Dr. Markman spent 11 years as Chairman of the Department of Hematology/Oncology and Director of the Taussig Cancer Center at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He also spent five years as Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Markman is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He also holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Bioethics from the Department of Philosophy at Cleveland State University.

Dr. Markman began his undergraduate education at the University of Southern California, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and graduated summa cum laude. He went on to earn a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine.

Following medical school, Dr. Markman completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital-New York University Medical Center, where he was named Chief Resident in his final year. He then completed fellowship training in hematology and oncology at both the National Cancer Institute and Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.

Dr. Markman also holds a master’s degree in health policy and management from New York University Graduate School of Public Administration.
Dedicated to finding new and innovative ways to treat cancer, Dr. Markman has published more than 1400 articles, editorials, peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, reviews, letters and abstracts.

He has also written or co-edited 10 books and served as an editorial board member on over 40 journals. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of numerous oncology journals, including Oncology Digest and Current Oncology Reports. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Markman is regularly listed as one of the “Best Doctors in America” by Best Doctors, Inc., one of “America’s Top Doctors” by Castle Connelly Medical Ltd., and one of “America’s Top Oncologists” by Consumer’s Research Council of America. In 1999 he was recognized as the Lee and Jerome Burkons Research Chair in Oncology by the Cleveland Clinic.

He is widely regarded for his knowledge and expertise as a practicing clinical oncologist and is frequently asked to be a visiting professor and guest lecturer at universities and medical schools across the country. He has served as a member of hundreds of national and regional oncology committees.

Dr. Markman joined at CTCA in September 2010. He currently serves as the National Director of Medical Oncology and Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs at Eastern Regional Medical Center.
He says he was drawn to CTCA by the hospital’s patient-centered approach to cancer care and philosophy of treating the whole person, not just the disease. At CTCA, the Patient Empowered Care® model gives patients more time and greater access to their dedicated care team, ensuring more responsive, personalized care.

Dr. Markman is a member of numerous professional organizations, including, but not limited to: the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Internal Medicine, the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.
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