Support Through Remote Observation and Nutrition Guidance (STRONG) Program for Gastroesophageal Cancer (GEC) Patients
The purpose of the study is to assess the feasibility and patient satisfaction with the Support through Remote Observation and Nutrition Guidance (STRONG) program. The program provides nutrition support for participants living with gastroesophageal cancer who are receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatment
Aim 1: Assess the feasibility, acceptability, and usability of remote malnutrition monitoring among GEC patients initiating chemoradiation. Aim 2: Collect pilot data on malnutrition (weight, BMI, muscle mass), GI symptom burden, quality of life and treatment outcomes among GEC patients initiating chemoradiation.
- >18 years old
- Locally advanced or metastatic GEC diagnosis
- Planned to initiate chemoradiation and/or radiation therapy with a plan to have surgery or a plan to have definitive treatment follow-up at Moffitt.
- Able to speak and read English
- Able to provide informed consent
- Documented or observable psychiatric or neurological disorder that would interfere with study participation (e.g., psychosis, active substance abuse
- Undergoing concurrent treatment for a secondary primary cancer
- Use of feeding tubes before enrollment (The last exclusion criterion was included because investigators do not anticipate these participants would benefit from a dietary monitoring intervention
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