Study of Nutritional Supplement Shakes in People About to Receive Their Debulking Surgery for Ovarian Cancer

  • End date
    May 12, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Updated on 12 May 2022


The purpose of this study is to find out if it is possible to establish a nutritional support program for people who are scheduled to receive primary debulking surgery.

Design: This will be a prospective observational study to assess the feasibility of implementing a preoperative nutrition supplementation program.

Condition Debulking Surgery for Ovarian Cancer
Treatment nsure Surgery Immunonutrition Shake supplements, Ensure Surgery Immunonutrition Shake supplements, Daily Food Intake form
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03956095
SponsorMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Last Modified on12 May 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Age ≥ 18
Scheduled to undergo primary surgical debulking of ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancer
Have a sufficient preoperative window during which the intervention can occur, with the last day of supplementation at least one and no more than two days prior to surgery; scheduling of the procedure should not be delayed due to participation in this investigation

Exclusion Criteria

Have received neoadjuvant chemotherapy
Debulking surgery scheduled less than 8 days from initial visit
Are scheduled for a minimally invasive procedure
Unable to tolerate oral intake or have gastrointestinal issues that would prevent or prohibit oral supplement consumption
Have diabetes mellitus
Have allergies to the Ensure Surgery Immunonutrition Shake supplement
Have galactosemia
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