The UCLA Center for Human Nutrition is looking for volunteers for a medically-supervised study funded in part by the Hirshberg Foundation. This study seeks to investigate the effect of oral nutritional supplements in patients with pancreatic cancer.
As we know, many patients with pancreatic cancer experience weight loss and weakness. These side affects often impair overall quality of life and can complicate treatment. This study aims to examine the effect of dietary counseling with and without nutrition supplementation in patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer. Entitled, “Nutritional study to improve outcomes in patients with pancreatic cancer that cannot be treated by surgery,” volunteers are asked to participate in 6 clinical visits over the course of at least 16 weeks.
You May Be Eligible If You:
- Have been diagnosed with unresectable pancreatic cancer (meaning you are not a surgical candidate)
- Have lost weight in the past 6 months
- Are over 18 years of age
- Are a non-smoker
The study includes 6 clinic visits scheduled 4 weeks apart.
At each clinic visit:
- Blood samples taken
- You will meet with a registered dietitian
- You will be weighed and have your vital signs measured
- You will be asked to complete a food record
- You will be asked to complete a 6-minute walk without assistance
For More Information Call: (310) 206-2962
Eligible volunteers will be paid up to $200 for their participation.
This study is being conducted by: Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD; Seper Dezfoli, MD; Vijiya Surampudi, MD; Lee Rosen, MD
Protocol ID: IRB#15-001926 UCLA IRB Approved Approval Date: 2/15/2018 Through: 1/2/2019 Committee: Medical IRB 2