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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Head and Neck Cancer
and you are
between 20 and 75
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

The rapidly increasing mortality and incidence of oral cancer has become a public health major problem in Taiwan. To date, the treatment of head and neck cancer mainly include surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. However, radiotherapy and chemotherapy might have an influence on the patients' diet by causing dismal side effects, including nausea, vomiting, pain, infection, dysorexia, allotriogeustia, oral ulceration and dysphagia, which make the patients more difficult to absorb nutrients. In the previous study, the incidence of malnutrition among the patients with cancer has been estimated at between 40 and 80%, especially occurred in the patients with head and neck cancers and upper gastrointestinal cancers. In this study, the effect of supplement with L-Glutamine on the nutritional status and radiation-induced toxicity of head and neck cancer patients will be evaluated to improve the patients' quality of life when they are undergoing radiotherapy. When the head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy, patients' instructions and nutrient intervention of L-Glutamine are performed to maintain the patients' nutritional status and reduce the patients' diet-related or other side effects caused by radiotherapy. It is anticipated that head and neck cancer patients with surgery and radiotherapy intake with L-Glutamine might decrease treatment-related side effects and hence improve their quality of life when they are undergoing radiotherapy.

Provided treatments

  • : oral glutamine
  • : placebo
  • Radiation: Radiotherapy

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT03015077. The sponsor of the trial is Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital and it is looking for 59 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Impacts of Oral Supplement With L-Glutamine on the Radiation-induced Toxicity and Nutritional Status of Head and Neck Cancer Patients Under Radiotherapy