Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer | Effect of Chemotherapy With Paclitaxel/Cisplatin on Development Dysgeusia in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

One of the most widely used treatments for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the combination of paclitaxel-cisplatin. These drugs may contribute to taste alterations like dysgeusia. Which alters the feeding of cancer patients, contributing to the anorexia, weight loss and malnutrition, which leads to a prognostic impact in a lower patient response to chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical treatment as well as increased toxic effects, impacting treatment discontinuation and therefore, morbidity and survival of patients. The objective of this study is to describe the threshold of perception and recognition of basic tastes in patients with NSCLC before treatment with platin and paclitaxel-based chemotherapy and after the second cycle, and analyze the effect in the developement of dysgeusia, as well as the association between these and the nutritional status and quality of life.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients over 18 years old with INCan histopathological diagnosis of Lung Cancer Stage III or IV - ECOG score ≤ 2 - Candidates for first-line chemotherapy based 1 st Paclitaxel / cisplatin 200 mg/m2 and 75 every 3 weeks - Signed informed consent (and ethical scientific committee No. (010/023 (IMO) (CB/618 Exclusion Criteria: - Patients who withdraw their consent and not want to continue with the evaluation of the study - Common cold or hay fever, recent dental procedure, evidence of gingival inflammation or infection or oral mucosa - People diagnosed with epilepsy or some other neurological disorders associated - Concomitant radiotherapy in head and neck.

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer


Taste Disorders

Lung Neoplasms

Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

BASELINEOutpatients from National Cancer Institute with stage III and IV NSCLC candidates for 1 st line chemotherapy paclitaxel-cisplatin based agreeing to participate in the study

Study Status


Start Date: December 2010

Completed Date: May 2012


Type: Observational


Primary Outcome: Dysgeusia (UMAMI Perception)

Secondary Outcome: BODY COMPOSITION

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Oscar G Arrieta, MD M Sc

Lead Sponsor: Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia de Mexico


More information:

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