Clinical Trials Using Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.

NCI’s basic information about clinical trials explains the types and phases of trials and how they are carried out. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. You may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor for help in deciding if one is right for you.

Trials 1-3 of 3
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Decreasing Side Effects from Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy in Patients with Stage 0-III Breast Cancer

    This phase II trial studies how well omega-3 fatty acids work in decreasing side effects from aromatase inhibitor therapy in patients with stage 0-III breast cancer. Aromatase inhibitor medications have been shown to be very effective for treating breast cancer, however, some patients have difficulty tolerating the treatment, and some even decide to stop treatment because of the side effects like joint pain and stiffness. Patients taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements may improve symptoms of joint pain and stiffness when taking an aromatase inhibitor. This study is being done to test whether taking omega-3 fatty acid supplement soon after starting an aromatase inhibitor may reduce the likelihood of having bothersome symptoms.
    Location: University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids in Preventing Colorectal Cancer in Patients with Lynch Syndrome

    This phase I trial studies how well omega-3 fatty acids work in preventing colorectal cancer in patients with Lynch syndrome. Lynch Syndrome is a genetic condition that is inherited from parents which may increase the risk of getting cancer, specifically colon cancer. Omega-3 fatty acids work by decreasing inflammation, or swelling, in the body, and suppressing certain chemicals in the body that are known to cause cancer. The addition of omega-3 fatty acids to patients' diet may help decrease colon inflammation or suppress cancer-causing chemicals in the body.
    Location: University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City, Kansas

  • Fish Oil and Curcumin in Preventing Lung Nodules from Growing Larger in Former Smokers

    This phase II trial studies how well fish oil and curcumin work in preventing lung nodules from growing larger in former smokers. Fish oil may work by decreasing the amount of triglycerides and other fats made in the liver. Curcumin is extracted from turmeric root and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Giving fish oil and curcumin may help prevent lung nodules from growing larger in former smokers.
    Location: Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida