Lauren Clanet, RD, LDN
Clinical Oncology Dietitian
Eastern Regional Medical Center
"Patients here are given the opportunity to meet with their dietitian regularly, which allows time for a relationship to grow and to tackle nutrition-related problems over a long span of time."
- Lauren Clanet, RD, LDN
- Bachelor of Science - Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
- ServSafe® certified, National Restaurant Association
Practicing Since: 2013
“I was inspired by the strength and courage of the oncology patients I met during my training,” says Lauren Clanet, Clinical Oncology Dietitian, of her desire to work in cancer care. “When I learned about Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), I knew I had found a very special place.”
Clanet studied nutritional sciences at Pennsylvania State University, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in 2011.
From 2012 to 2013, she completed a dietetic internship, through Aramark Distance Learning, which included six months of clinical rotations at Northwest Hospital of Randallstown and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, both in Maryland. During this training, she assessed the nutritional risk of patients and provided nutrition therapy in various units, including gastrointestinal, cardiopulmonary, diabetes, pediatrics, renal and oncology.
During her career, Clanet also worked as a counselor at a weight control center in Paoli, Pennsylvania, where she helped set weight goals for members and provided advice on nutrition and lifestyle. She also volunteered at a veteran’s center in Spring City, Pennsylvania, where she developed menus and designed dietary guidelines for staff dietitians.
Clanet is ServSafe® certified through the National Restaurant Association, and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Clanet joined CTCA in October 2013. At CTCA, she works with patients and their Patient Empowered Care® team to assess nutritional needs and concerns, and provides nutrition therapy to help patients feel better during treatment.
Because the side effects of some cancer medications can impact nutrition, Clanet works closely with patients and clinicians so that any issues can be addressed as they arise. She also counsels patients and caregivers about nutrition support during cancer treatment and how to manage nutritional needs after treatment is completed.
Clanet has found CTCA to be an ideal environment for providing quality care for patients. “Patients here are given the opportunity to meet with their dietitian regularly, which allows time for a relationship to grow and to tackle nutrition-related problems over a long span of time,” she says.