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HTA - 12/35/32

A feasibility randomised controlled trial of pre-treatment gastrostomy tube versus oral feeding plus as-needed nasogastric tube feeding in patients undergoing chemoradiation for head and neck cancer (TUBE trial)

Project title: A feasibility randomised controlled trial of pre-treatment gastrostomy tube versus oral feeding plus as-needed nasogastric tube feeding in patients undergoing chemoradiation for head and neck cancer (TUBE trial)

Call to action: 12/35 12/35 Surgery Themed Call

Research type: Primary Research

Chief investigator: Mr Vinidh Paleri

Lead Author: Mr Vinidh Paleri

Contractor: University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Cost: £332,172.56

Co-investigators: Dr Jennifer Wilkinson, Dr Jeremy Franks, Dr Joanne Patterson, Dr Nikki Rousseau, Dr Teresa Guerrero Urbano, Dr Thomas Chadwick, Ms Rachael Donnelly, Professor Janet Wilson, Professor Luke Vale, Professor Tim Rapley.

Started: January 2014 | Status: Published April 2018

ISRCTN: 48569216

The trial did not meet one of the three criteria for progression, with recruitment less than half of that planned although once recruited, patient compliance and retention were both high.

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