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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Cancer Cachexia or Head and Neck Cancer
and you are
over 18
years old
This is an advanced phase trial assessing
the effectiveness of the new treatment before being released on the market.
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The purpose

Cancer cachexia is a complex metabolic process affecting up to 80% of patients suffering from an advanced-stage cancer. Moreover, 20 to 40% of all cancer deaths are caused directly by cachexia. Head and neck (H&N) cancer patients are nutritionally vulnerable since tumour localisation can interfere with food intake, since alcohol and tobacco abuse - two etiological risk factors of H&N cancer - are associated with nutritional deficits, and since the intensive treatment can lead to progressive weight loss. Recently, omega-3 fatty acids have gained interest for their beneficial effects in several diseases. Moreover, nutritional supplementation enriched with omega-3 FA could potentially maintain body weight in cancer patients undergoing intensive treatment. Aims In this study, the investigators want to evaluate the use of omega-3 FA supplementation as nutritional and the investigators would like to identify potential risk factors, biomarkers and objective measurement tools which can predict therapy-induced cachexia.

Provided treatments

  • : BioMega SDA®
  • : Sunflower oil high oleic

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01596933. The sponsor of the trial is General Hospital Groeninge and it is looking for 91 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Multi-centric, Placebo-controlled Trial of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation in Weight Maintenance and Preservation of Lean Body Mass, in (Pre)Cachectic Head and Neck Cancer Patients, Undergoing Curative Radio(Chemo)Therapy