Last year in the UK over 60,000 cancer patients enrolled on clinical trials aimed at improving cancer treatments and making them available to all.
A trial to see if fibre can help to control side effects in people having radiotherapy that affects the bowel
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This trial looked at if eating more or less fibre improved radiotherapy side effects to the bowel. It was for people having treatment to the area between their hip bones (pelvic radiotherapy).
More about this trial
- changing the amount of fibre eaten during a course of radiotherapy affected side effects
- the amount of bowel that got a particular dose of radiotherapy affected the side effects
Summary of results
- 55 people had a low fibre diet
- 55 people had their usual diet
- 56 people had a high fibre diet
- what they ate
- their bowel habits
- the appearance of their poo
- every week during their radiotherapy
- at the end of treatment
- 1 year after treatment
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Dr HJN Andreyev
Dr S Essapen
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust