Cancer Nutrition Clinical Trials

If you are interested in helping scientists and doctors better understand cancer & nutrition, there are several on dealing with cancer nutrition clinical trials and symptom control in advanced cancer.

  • Ketogenic Diet in Advanced Cancer
    The purpose of the study is to determine the safety and tolerability of a modified low carbohydrate diet, determine if quality of life is improved and to determine if there is any effect on progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of subjects enrolled in the study.

Dr. Jocelyn Tan
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

  • Ginseng on Cancer-Related Fatigue
    The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if panax ginseng (commonly called ginseng) can help to control fatigue and other symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and mood changes in patients with cancer. The safety of ginseng will also be studied.


Dr. Sriram Yennurajalingam, M.D.
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
University of Texas

  • Megestrol Acetate with or without Mirtazapine in Treating Cancer Patients with Weight Loss or Loss of AppetiteThis randomized phase II trial studies the efficacy of megestrol acetate given with or without mirtazapine in treating cancer patients with weight loss and loss of appetite. To date, no pharmacologic interventions have been approved by FDA to treat cancer anorexia- cachexia syndrome (CACS). Megestrol acetate has been shown to increase appetite in cancer patients. Adding mirtazapine may provide a much more effective treatment and help improve quality of life.Dr. Saiama Waqar M.D.
    Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes — Jewish Hospital
    Saint Louis, MO
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