UI Hospitals and Clinics

Clinical Trial Details

Short Title
Ketogenic Diet
Official Title

A Phase I Trial of a Ketogenic Diet with Concurrent Chemoradiation for Pancreatic Cancer


Participants in this research study have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and recommended for chemotherapy and radiation therapy by their doctor. The purpose of the study is to determine the effects, good and bad, of subject's participation in a special ketogenic diet, with very low level of carbohydrates (sugars), during chemotherapy and radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer. Animal research suggests that lower blood sugars increase treatment effect. That is why we are doing research on this special diet.

Start Date
June 3, 2011
End Date
June 3, 2021
Gender Preference
Age Group
18 - 99 years
Principal Investigator
Sudershan Bhatia, MD
Contact Info


Department or Field of Study
bhatia ; cancer ; ketogenic diet ; pancreatic cancer ; phase 1 ; phase I ;

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