The Effect of a New Specific Enteral Formula Compared to a Standard Formula on the Tolerability of a Combined Radio- and Chemotherapy in Cancer Patients

2014-08-27 03:17:32 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of the study is to determine the impact of a specific nutrition formula with a high content of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and fat in oncology patients receiving radio-/chemotherapy on body weight, body composition, nutritional status and physical function compared to a standard nutrition formula. Using an adaptive design approximately 80 patients will be randomized in the first part of the study. Following an interim analysis further 160 patients may be added, for a total of 240 patients.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care


Enteral Nutrition


Supportan(R) (Disease-specific enteral tube feed, food for special medical purposes), Fresubin(R)


Zentrum für Strahlentherapie und Radioonkologie, Ärztehaus am DIAKO




Fresenius Kabi

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:32-0400

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