Evaluating Taste and Smell Function and Food and Taste Preferences of Head and Neck Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy/Chemotherapy

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00375921
First received: September 11, 2006
Last updated: March 19, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
  Purpose

Changes to taste and smell have been reported in head and neck cancer patients who undergo radiation and chemotherapy. This may cause food to be unappealing and can lead to a reduced food intake. Thsi study will increase our understanding of taste and smell changes and how it relates to food and taste preferences.


Condition
Head and Neck Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of Chemosensory Function and Taste Preference of Head and Neck Cancer Patients Prior to, On Completion of and Six Weeks After Oncology Treatment

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Further study details as provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

diagnosed with head and neck cancer including the lip, oral cavity, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx and thyroid

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • diagnosed with head and neck cancer including the lip, oral cavity, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx and thyroid
  • all histologic types of cancer
  • all tumour stages according to American Joint Committee for Cancer (AJCC) Staging
  • all forms of RT including standard or investigational and/or concurrent standard or investigational chemotherapy for head and neck cancers
  • alert and mentally competent
  • English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to swallow
  • unwilling to participate
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00375921

Locations
Canada, Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Sponsors and Collaborators
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Cathy Kubrak, PhD University of Alberta
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: AHS Cancer Control Alberta
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00375921     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HN-4-0028 23026
Study First Received: September 11, 2006
Last Updated: March 19, 2012
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:
diet
food
taste
smell
head and neck
radiation
chemotherapy

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

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