A Nutritional Management Algorithm in Older Patients With Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer
Conditions
Localized Stage I-III Esophageal Cancer - Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Esophageal Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
nutritional management algorithm, nutritional and functional assessments, 13-264
Study Type
Interventional
Study Phase
N/A
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label
Intervention
Name: nutritional and functional assessments
Type: Other
Overall Status
Recruiting
Summary
Patients with esophageal and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer often have weight loss, swallowing problems, and poor appetite. This may affect their ability to tolerate cancer treatment.

The purpose of this study is to see if the researchers can apply a set of nutrition guidelines designed specifically for patients with cancer who are older than 65 years of age. The questions will allow them to assess the nutritional status and make appropriate referrals. If the patients are having swallowing problems or losing weight, the researchers want to address the nutritional problems early in the course of their treatment.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 65 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients must be ≥ age of 65; no maximum age limit.

- Patients who will receive induction chemotherapy followed by combined chemoradiotherapy at MSKCC for localized stage I-III esophageal or gastroesophageal junction cancer.

- Patients can receive chemoradiotherapy preoperatively prior to surgical resection or as definitive/primary chemoradiotherapy.

- Patients can be KPS ≥60, as long as primary provider feels that patient is candidate for combined modality chemoradiotherapy

- Be able to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

- Enrolled on a phase I trial

- Patients with a feeding tube previously placed.

- Not English-speaking
Locations
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at Basking Ridge
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Paul Chapman, MD - 646-888-5113
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center @ Suffolk
Commack, New York, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Elizabeth Won, MD - 646-888-5113
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at Commack
Commack, New York, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Elizabeth Won, MD - 646-888-5113
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Elizabeth Won, MD - 646-888-5113
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
Sleepy Hollow, New York, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Elizabeth Won, MD - 646-888-5113
Memorial Sloan Kettering West Harrison
West Harrison, New York, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Elizabeth Won, MD - 646-888-5113
Start Date
December 2013
Sponsors
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Source
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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