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Evaluating the Combined Intervention of Nutritional Supplementation (Remune) and Exercise in Patients With Cancer Cachexia

Research Question:
The main purpose of this research study is to determine if the use of a nutritional supplement and exercise improve or worsen cachexia (weight and muscle loss).

Basic Study Information

Purpose:
In this study the investigator would like to better understand how cachexia (weight and muscle loss) may improve or worsen, and how exercise and nutritional supplements may impact this process. The investigator would like to see whether a nutritional supplement (Remune) with or without a walking and progressive resistance exercise program (EXCAP©®, Exercise for Cancer Patients) can improve symptoms in patients with lung or gastrointestinal cancers with weight loss and cachexia. The investigator would also like to find out if this nutritional supplement and exercise intervention improves physical performance, day-to-day function, quality of life, and how the supplement and/or exercise may affect different markers in the blood over time.

Location: University of Rochester Medical Center
Study Reference #: UMLT19130

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher:  Richard Dunne

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Chris LeFeber
Phone: (585) 275-0407
Email: Chris_LeFeber@URMC.Rochester.edu

Additional Study Details

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