Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Sara Sanders, MS, RD, CSO

Clinical Oncology Dietitian

Western Regional Medical Center

"I joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America because of the Patient Empowered Care model. I believe this method helps the patient enjoy a more seamless and less stressful visit. Also, the communication among the providers is enhanced when everyone is working together under one roof."

- Sara Sanders, MS, RD
Sara Sanders, MS, RD


  • MS, Nutrition - Arizona State University, Phoenix
  • BS, Biochemistry - University of Nebraska, Lincoln


  • Dietetics - Arizona State University


  • ServSafe Certification
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Adult Malnutrition Certification
  • Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition

Practicing Since: 2012

Sara Sanders, a Clinical Oncology Dietitian with Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Goodyear, Arizona, earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska. She then completed her Master of Science in Nutrition from Arizona State University in Phoenix.

Before joining CTCA in April 2012, Sanders worked with the culinary and nutrition departments of a hospital in Scottsdale and she was a nutrition educator with the Arizona Nutrition Network. Sanders is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as a member of the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. In addition, she is a member of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

At CTCA, Sanders assesses and monitors the nutrition needs of both inpatients and outpatients. She works closely with patients to ensure they are nourished while undergoing treatment. Sanders also provides nutrition-focused education and counseling to patients, and she helps coordinate intravenous and feeding tube support, when necessary.

Sanders is board certified in oncology nutrition. She also has a certificate of training in adult malnutrition.

“I feel that it is very important to be a resource of accurate nutrition for my patients,” says Sanders. “I also strive to form nurturing, trusting relationships with all of my patients.”

In her free time, Sanders enjoys kickboxing and yoga, as well as spending time with her family and friends.

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