Clinical Oncology Nutrition Advisors

Our nutrition advisors are all registered dietitians who are board-certified specialists in oncology nutrition and actively counsel patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance about the role of nutrition in cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship.

Kerry McMillen, MS, RD, CSO, FAND

Kerry McMillen, MS, RD, CSO, FAND is the Medical Nutrition Therapy Manager at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Kerry is a board certified specialist in oncology nutrition and…

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Kerry McMillen, MS, RD, CSO, FAND is the Medical Nutrition Therapy Manager at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Kerry is a board certified specialist in oncology nutrition and is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has worked at SCCA for over 20 years. Kerry’s research focuses on the Hematopoietic Cell Transplant population, the impact of lean body mass/weight status in oncology patients and the influence of Registered Dietitians in oncology outcomes.

Laura Buono, RD, CSO, CD, CNSC

Laura Buono, RD, CSO, CD, CNSC is a registered dietitian with 20 years of experience. She works with hematopoietic cell transplant patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) South…

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Laura Buono, RD, CSO, CD, CNSC is a registered dietitian with 20 years of experience. She works with hematopoietic cell transplant patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) South Lake Union and provides care to general oncology patients at SCCA at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) -Northwest. She has taught graduate-level medical nutrition therapy for 10 years. Laura is a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition and a certified nutrition support clinician.

Paula Charuhas Macris, MS, RD, CSO, FAND, CD

Paula Charuhas Macris, MS, RD, CSO, FAND, CD is a registered dietitian with more than 30 years of experience in cancer care. Paula works primarily with hematopoietic cell transplant patients…

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Paula Charuhas Macris, MS, RD, CSO, FAND, CD is a registered dietitian with more than 30 years of experience in cancer care. Paula works primarily with hematopoietic cell transplant patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) South Lake Union and at the SCCA Survivorship Clinic. She has a special interest in working with children and families. Paula is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition.

Patty McDonnell RD, CSO, CD, FAND

Patty McDonnell RD, CSO, CD, FAND is a registered dietitian with more than 20 years of experience in cancer care. Patty primarily works with patients who have blood cancers, sarcoma…

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Patty McDonnell RD, CSO, CD, FAND is a registered dietitian with more than 20 years of experience in cancer care. Patty primarily works with patients who have blood cancers, sarcoma and genitourinary cancers and sees patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) South Lake Union and SCCA Issaquah. She is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition.

Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO

Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO is a registered dietitian and a board certified specialist in oncology nutrition who works with cancer patients throughout all stages of the cancer journey from…

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Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO is a registered dietitian and a board certified specialist in oncology nutrition who works with cancer patients throughout all stages of the cancer journey from cancer prevention, during treatment and supporting patients in survivorship at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) in Seattle, WA. As Cook for Your Life’s nutrition advisor and editor, Kate ensures all culinary content adheres to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and follow science-based guidelines. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in biochemistry and received her master’s degree from Bastyr University in nutrition. Her research interests are in cancer prevention and survivorship, especially in breast cancer and sports nutrition.