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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Hematological Malignancy
and you are
over 18
years old
The primary goal of this phase is to monitor the long-term effects.
The treatment is already on the market.
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The purpose

Major weight loss and taste changes are well documented in patients with hematological cancer during chemotherapy. It has previously been documented, that such patients have preferences for much umami, a little sweet, sour and salt, and no bitter. The purpose of the study was to convert these results into real diets. Patients participated in two sensory pilot studies (n=10), where dishes were tested for preferences before and after chemotherapy. From these results four dishes were selected and tested on 32 patients in 30 days in a cross-over design. The diets resulted in a beneficial and statistical significant difference in weight development (p= 0.0008), with 1.2 ± 1.9 kg (+2%) in the intervention period and -2.8 ± 5.2 kg (-4%) in the control period. This difference persisted after sensitivity analysis (± 10%) p= 0.005. However, the nutritional intake was still low in both periods, and the treatment with cytarabin turned out to be a major confounder as dosage was significantly higher in the control period.

Provided treatments

  • : Special diet

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02880709. The sponsor of the trial is Jens Rikardt Andersen and it is looking for 32 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
The Effect of Special Diets on Weight and Nutritional Intake in Haematological Cancer Patients