Comparison of pre- and perioperative immunonutrition in patients undergoing surgical resection of oesophageal cancer [ 2010 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Comparison of a specialised nutrition supplement to another supplement in patients undergoing oesophageal cancer surgery

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Researchers: Prof Glyn Jamieson (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Bernard Smithers Prof David Watson Prof Elisabeth Isenring

Brief description The incidence of cancer of the oesophagus has been increasing. Surgery is morbid and patients have an increased risk of developing major complications such as infections. This study will compare the use of a specialised nutritional supplement to another supplement, before and after surgery, in patients with oesophageal cancer to assess their effect on reducing the incidence of complications. If this research is successful it will improve patient outcomes and reduce health care costs.

Funding Amount $AUD 724,711.59

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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