Intensive Nutritional Counseling in Head-neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy

NCT ID: NCT02055833


Title
Intensive Nutritional Counseling in Head-neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy: a Randomized, Controlled Trial
Purpose
In head-neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy (RT) malnutrition is associated with impaired quality of life, reduced survival, more frequent treatment interruptions and dose reductions. The international guidelines recommend early nutritional support in the presence of nutritional risk, as it allows preventing or treating malnutrition and improving the clinical outcomes, as well as the tolerability of oncologic treatments. Previous nutritional intervention trials in head-neck cancer patients have been conducted on small samples and did not clarify the role of oral nutritional supplements (ONS). Accordingly, although current guidelines recommend as grade A the use of ONS associated with dietary counseling for head-neck cancer patients undergoing RT, the efficacy of this nutritional intervention still needs to be evaluated in adequately sized and randomized clinical trials.
Details
Conditions
Head-neck Cancer
Keywords
Source
IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo
Sponsors
IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, Nestlé Health Science Spain, Akern Srl
Status
Completed
Acronym
Last Updated
28 Aug 2016
URL
Official Link
Citations/Publications
Langius JA, Zandbergen MC, Eerenstein SE, van Tulder MW, Leemans CR, Kramer MH, Weijs PJ. Effect of nutritional interventions on nutritional status, quality of life and mortality in patients with head and neck cancer receiving (chemo)radiotherapy: a systematic review. Clin Nutr. 2013 Oct;32(5):671-8. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2013.06.012. Review.

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Locations
Italy