Gina DeLuca, RD, CDN

Gina DeLuca, RD, CDN

Gina DeLuca is a Registered Dietitian, and the Outpatient Oncology Dietitian for the Center for Cancer Care at NYU Winthrop Hospital where she provides individual nutrition counseling, as well as group nutrition education presentations, to patients during all phases of oncologic care, including prevention, treatment, and survivorship. As a member of the Oncology Support Services team, she serves on the Center for Cancer Care’s Cancer Committee, is a member of cancer-specific workgroups, and participates in institution-wide cancer awareness events. Gina received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Gender Studies from New York University and completed her Dietetic Internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group.

Soy and Breast Cancer: What is the Connection?

Whole food dietary soy sources such as tofu, edamame, tempeh, soy nuts, and soymilk are darlings of the plant-based, vegetarian and vegan food movements and have been staples of Asian cuisine for centuries. But not too long ago, breast cancer researchers were concerned about soy’s ability to mimic estrogen in the body, possibly increasing breast [...]

The Sugar and Breast Cancer Link: Does Sugar Really Feed Cancer?

The intersection shared by obesity, cardiovascular disease, and breast cancer is fascinating and noteworthy. Are these potentially pieces of the same puzzle? Where we were previously inclined to view cardiovascular disease and cancer as separate entities, current interpretation is changing as connections are being revealed. What are the common threads between these conditions, and more importantly, [...]