This study is examining if a rice bran supplement improves the quality of life of cancer patients during treatment.
Rice bran arabinoxylan compound (RBAC) is a food supplement known to affect the body’s ability to defend against germs and cancerous cells.
During cancer treatment, RBAC may also help to reduce side effects, make patients feel better, and may improve treatment results.
However, there hasn't been enough research done to prove this. This study will examine whether RBAC does provide benefits during cancer treatment.
Researchers are seeking participants who are aged 18 years or older, who have been diagnosed with cancer (stage II and above) and are currently receiving cancer treatment.
Participants will take either the supplement or dummy powder for six months and will also be asked to complete the following items five times during the study:
The study will be carried out at three locations:
|Location||Principal Investigator||Trial resources|
Daffodil Cottage Cancer Service - Bathurst Health Service
365 Howick St, West Bathurst NSW 2795
Dr Rob Zielinski
Central West Cancer Centre - Orange Health Service
1502 Forest Road, Orange, NSW 2800
Dr Rob Zielinski
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
119-143 Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW 2050
Associate Professor Judith Lacey
If you are interested in taking part in this trial, please fill in our expression of interest form.
For for more information please contact:
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