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  • Cancer Type: Gastrointestinal Tumor
  • Study Type: Supportive Care
  • NCT#: NCT06497569
  • Phase: N/A
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  • Overview

    Study Title:

    Support through remote observation and nutrition guidance program for individuals with gastroesophageal cancer (STRONG-GEC)


    The purpose of this study is to determine how the STRONG intervention compares with usual care for reducing malnutrition among gastroesophageal cancer patients.


    Aim 1: Translate the STRONG intervention into Spanish. Aim 2: Conduct a pilot randomized controlled trial to assess the feasibility and acceptability of the STRONG intervention compared with usual care. Aim 3: Collect preliminary data on patient outcomes likely associated with the STRONG intervention.

  • Inclusion Criteria

      Inclusion Criteria:
    • 18 years of age or older.
    • Locally advanced or metastatic GEC diagnosis.
    • Planned to initiate chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy with a plan to have surgery or definitive treatment follow-up at Moffitt.
    • Able to speak and read Spanish and/or English.
    • Able to provide informed consent.
    • Other inclusion criteria may apply.
  • Exclusion Criteria

      Exclusion Criteria:
    • documented or observable psychiatric or neurological disorder that would interfere with study participation (e.g., severe dementia).
    • use of feeding tubes at the time of study enrollment.
    • Other exclusion criteria may apply.

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