Nutrition and Resistance Training in Head and Neck Cancer (ELAF)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 12, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 27, 2011
Lance Armstrong Foundation
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Vanderbilt University

Brief Summary:
To test the effects of nutrition versus nutrition with resistance exercise on muscle mass loss, fatigue and outcomes of concurrent chemo radiation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Head and Neck Cancer Other: Tailored Nutrition Intervention Behavioral: Nutrition plus Exercise Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Randomized Trial of Specialized Nutrition Therapy (SNT) Versus SNT Plus Resistance Training (RT) in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Concurrent Chemo-Radiation Therapy (CCR)
Study Start Date : March 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: B1
Other: Tailored Nutrition Intervention
Provision of individualized nutrition counseling and nutrition support using oral liquid nutrition supplements and/or liquid enteral supplements

Experimental: B2
Nutrition plus Exercise
Behavioral: Nutrition plus Exercise
Nutrition plus Exercise

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. muscle mass loss [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. fatigue [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stage 3 or 4 HNC

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous Cancer

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00696553

United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vanderbilt University
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Principal Investigator: Heidi J Silver, PhD Vanderbilt University

Responsible Party: Heidi J. Silver, Vanderbilt University Identifier: NCT00696553     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 080219
First Posted: June 12, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 27, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site