December 8, 2020 • 1 Min

Medical Diet Study for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

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Can a special medical diet help manage pancreatic cancer?

Researchers are looking at the role of one particular nutrient in pancreatic cancer. In studies with mice, reducing levels of this nutrient has been shown to slow the growth of cancer.

A Change in Diet

In this study, researchers want to know if lowering the levels of a specific nutrient will make pancreatic cancer treatment more effective. The nutrient is not an essential nutrient in the diet and lowering its levels will not cause other health effects.

Participating in this Study

To qualify for this study, patients must have advanced pancreatic cancer. All participants will eat a special diet for three months while they are undergoing their pancreatic cancer treatment. Participants must only eat the food provided by the study. There are daily and weekly questions for participants to answer, and all participants must have weekly blood work.

The study provides access to a registered dietitian to answer any questions, and patients who complete the study will receive a stipend.

We encourage you to consult your physicians for clinical trials that may be right for you. For more information about this study, visit the PROMAP enrollment page. Other clinical trials can be found on the website, and the EmergingMed Trial Finder has a listing of all active pancreatic cancer clinical trials.

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