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Medically Tailored Meals for Lung Cancer

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Led By FangFang Zhang, MD, PhD
Research Sponsored by Tufts University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 5-8 years
Awards & highlights


This trial is studying how well a nutrition intervention works in improving outcomes for patients with lung cancer who are economically disadvantaged, uninsured, racial and ethnic minorities, elderly, and/or rural residents.

Who is the study for?
The NutriCare trial is for vulnerable lung cancer patients who are economically disadvantaged, uninsured, belong to racial and ethnic minorities, elderly, or live in rural areas. They must be adults newly diagnosed with either small cell or non-small cell lung cancer and able to participate fully in the study.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
This study tests a combination of medically tailored meals and nutrition counseling designed to improve nutritional status, reduce side effects from treatment, and enhance quality of life among lung cancer patients. Participants will be divided into two groups receiving interventions for different durations (8 months or 6 months).See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial focuses on nutrition rather than medication, there are no typical drug side effects. However, participants may experience changes in appetite or gastrointestinal discomfort as they adjust to new diets provided by the medically tailored meals.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~5-8 years
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 5-8 years for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Nutritional Intake
Secondary outcome measures
Cancer Mortality
ED visits
Food Insecurity
+7 more
Other outcome measures
Program Implementation

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: NutriCareExperimental Treatment6 Interventions
The oncology care team will provide participants with nutrition toolkit involving printed educational materials, a nutrition prescription, referral to registered dietitians (RDs) for remotely-delivered medical nutrition therapy counseling, and home-delivery of medically tailored meals.
Group II: NutriToolActive Control2 Interventions
The oncology care team will provide participants with a nutrition toolkit involving printed educational materials.
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Nutritional Counseling
Completed Phase 2

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Ohio State UniversityOTHER
844 Previous Clinical Trials
639,210 Total Patients Enrolled
Tufts Medical CenterOTHER
259 Previous Clinical Trials
263,914 Total Patients Enrolled
M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterOTHER
3,002 Previous Clinical Trials
1,793,980 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Medically Tailored Meals (MTMs) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT04986670 — N/A
Lung Cancer Research Study Groups: NutriCare, NutriTool
Lung Cancer Clinical Trial 2023: Medically Tailored Meals (MTMs) Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT04986670 — N/A
Medically Tailored Meals (MTMs) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT04986670 — N/A
~7 spots leftby Aug 2024