Black Raspberry Nectar for the Prevention of Lung Cancer, BE WELL Study

2020-02-17 18:20:54 | BioPortfolio


This trial studies how well black raspberry nectar works in changing the gut microbiome and in reducing inflammatory processes that may lead to lung cancer. Studying the effects of black raspberry beverage on inflammation may help doctors find strategies to reduce the risk of developing lung cancer.



I. To evaluate the feasibility of establishing a diet intervention trial with longitudinal microbiome collection in Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) Lung Cancer Screening Clinic (OSUCCC-LCSC).


I. To determine the impact of the black raspberry (BRB) nectar intervention on the microbiome and inflammatory biomarkers.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 arms.

ARM I: Patients receive BRB nectar orally (PO) twice daily (BID) for weeks 0-4 and then receive placebo PO BID for weeks 6-10 in the absence of unacceptable toxicity. Patients also undergo collection of nasal swabs, blood, urine, and stool samples at weeks 0, 4, 6, and 10.

ARM II: Patients receive placebo PO BID for weeks 0-4 and then receive BRB nectar PO BID for weeks 6-10 in the absence of unacceptable toxicity. Patients also undergo collection of nasal swabs, blood, urine, and stool samples at weeks 0, 4, 6, and 10.

Study Design


Lung Carcinoma


Biospecimen Collection, Nutritional Supplementation, Placebo Administration, Questionnaire Administration


Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
United States




Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2020-02-17T18:20:54-0500

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