A study to see if men at risk of prostate cancer can increase their levels of lycopene and green tea (ProDiet)

Cancer type:

Prostate cancer

Status:

Results

Phase:

Other

This study is trying to find out if it would be possible to increase the amount of lycopene and green tea in men’s diets and whether the increase would show up in blood tests. This trial is supported by Cancer Research UK.

More about this trial

Some studies have suggested that certain things in the diet, such as lycopene which is found mostly in tomatoes, could reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Another substance that has been looked at is green tea.

This study is looking at the possibility of running a large trial in which men at an increased risk of prostate cancer would be asked to make changes to their diet. Researchers call this a feasibility study.

The aims of the study are to

  • Find out if it would be possible for men to increase the amount of lycopene and green tea they have by taking supplements or making changes to their diet
  • See if any increases can be seen in blood samples
  • Learn more about men’s views on changing their diet and preventing cancer

Please note - You cannot volunteer to take part in this study. It is only open to men who have already joined either the ProtecT trial or another study called ProMPT, which is looking at how prostate cancer grows and exploring possible new treatments.

Summary of results

Despite attempting to contact the trial team, we have been unable to get any results for this trial.

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

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Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

Chief Investigator

Dr Athene Lane

Supported by

Cancer Research UK
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer

Other information

This is Cancer Research UK trial number CRUK/09/020.

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Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

Oracle 2770

Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

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"Health wise I am feeling great. I am a big supporter of trials - it allows new treatments and drugs to be brought in.”

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