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New Food Solutions for Cancer Patients – study participants needed

Help researchers at the University of Reading evaluate food products specially designed for cancer patients who are experiencing taste and smell alterations and/or require, or have required, texture-modified foods as a result of their treatment. Your input will directly influence the design and development of new innovative food solutions for cancer patients.

Close to 70% of cancer patients undergoing treatments experience side-effects (taste loss, bad taste in mouth, metallic taste, saliva absence, sores in mouth, vomiting, loss of appetite) that may have a large impact on their daily food intake.

The main aim of this study is to design and develop new innovative food solutions for cancer patients, taking into account not only their nutritional requirements but also their sensory changes thereby promoting eating pleasure.

We are looking for:

  • Cancer patients who require/have required texture-modified foods to attend an online focus group session
  • Healthcare workers of adult cancer patients who require texture-modified foods to attend an online focus group session
  • Cancer patients experiencing taste & smell alterations to evaluate some food products at home over 2 weeks,
  • All participants must be aged 18+ (patients 18-70)


You will be remunerated for your time.

The study runs until 7 December 2020

For more information or if you would like to sign up, contact us at SensoryScienceCentre@reading.ac.uk



19 November 2020 @ 8:00 am
7 December 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Dr Stella Lignou