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New Food Solutions for Cancer Patients: study participants needed

The Sensory Science Centre is  conducting a research study that investigates the food needs and expectations of cancer patients during or after cancer treatment. The main aim of the 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.

What will it involve? 

The study will involve attending an online interview session where discussions will be focused on increasing our understanding of the food needs of cancer patients, barriers to current available foods and expectations from new solutions.

Target audience / Specific criteria:

  • Cancer Patients (18 -65 years old) that have experienced taste & smell alterations in the last 12 months due to their treatment
  • Cancer Patients (18 -65 years old) that have required texture-modified foods in the last 12 months due to their treatment
  • Relatives or carers of adult cancer patients that require texture-modified foods; or have taste & smell alterations
  • Healthcare workers of adult cancer patients that need texture-modified foods; or have taste & smell alterations

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

Closing date: Monday 27 July

Location: Online, Anywhere

Payment and Expenses: No expenses will be incurred during the study. However, you will be remunerated for your time

Time commitment: On-off online interview lasting up to 1 hour 30 minutes.

Organiser

Dr Stella Lignou
Email:
s.lignou@reading.ac.uk

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