Our mission is to improve the quality of life
for patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Focused solely on the cancer treatment side effects occurring in the digestive system, typically resulting in poor hydration and nutritional status, Enlivity works to bring targeted cancer nutrition solutions to patients that would otherwise try a variety of general supportive care products to complement prescribed therapies.

A NEW APPROACH

Enlivity, a cancer nutrition company, is working to bring cancer supportive care products to patients experiencing side effects so they can continue needed treatments and avoid hospitalization.

Since 2016, we have focused solely on the side effects occurring in the digestive tract (gut), typically resulting in poor hydration and nutritional status. Enlivity is preparing to bring targeted cancer nutrition solutions to patients that would otherwise try general supportive care products that may or may not work.

SCIENCE-BASED

We don’t believe in magic bullets or nutrition quackery — complex health problems require tested solutions, which is why all of our products are supported by clinical data.

INNOVATIVE

Our affordable, over-the-counter and easy-to-use products combine principles from nutritional biochemistry, engineering and food science.

TARGETED

We combine naturally occuring ingredients with advanced delivery methods to deliver active ingredients where needed in the mouth and GI tract.

Targeted Cancer Nutrition Solutions ALLEVIATING SIDE EFFECTS

Despite preventative and treatment advances, many cancer therapies continue to cause damage to healthy tissues, often involving the mouth and gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Such GI complications can lead to reduced nutritional status during treatment, which in turn can negatively influence treatment outcomes.

We provide medical nutrition products designed to help cancer patients manage specific side effects, so they can complete their treatments, avoid unplanned hospitalizations and improve their health status.

20%

Up to 20 percent of patients see their treatments delayed, reduced or discontinued because of the seriousness of their side effects.

Targeted Cancer Nutrition Solutions Digestive System

DID YOU KNOW?

 

Five of the ten most common side effects of cancer treatments affect the mouth and digestive tract.

Reference: ACS website www.cancer.org.

In a study performed at Massachusetts General Hospital, patients receiving palliative/supportive care during their cancer treatment had a better quality of life than patients undergoing treatment without supportive care.

Reference: Temel, J. S., Greer, J. A., El-Jawahri, A., Pirl, W. F., Park, E. R., Jackson, V. A., . . . Ryan, D. P. (2017, March 10). Effects of Early Integrated Palliative Care in Patients With Lung and GI Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 35(8), 834-841.

Many anti-treatments affect patients’ ability to eat, digest and absorb nutrients from food. Maintaining a good nutritional status can improve the patient’s quality of life, and increase their tolerance and response to the treatment.

Reference: Caro, Mónica María Marín, Alessandro Laviano, and Claude Pichard. “Nutritional intervention and quality of life in adult oncology patients.” Clinical nutrition 26.3 (2007): 289-301.

Cancer treatment side effects have significant clinical and economic implications. Developing methods to manage side effects will be significantly less expensive than attempting to create a new anti-cancer drug.

Reference: Laviano, A., Molfino, A., & Fanelli, F. R. (2012, September 25). Cancer-treatment toxicity: can nutrition help? Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology.

According to one study, women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy have a significantly higher economic burden than women not under chemotherapy treatment. In addition, the women patients experiencing chemotherapy-related serious side effects had $14,928 more in treatment costs than patients that did not.

Reference: Hassett, M. J., O’Malley, A. J., Pakes, J. R., Newhouse, J. P., & Earle, C. C. (2006, August 16). Frequency and Cost of Chemotherapy-Related Serious Adverse Effects in a Population Sample of Women With Breast Cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 98(16), 1108-1117.

Researchers estimate that hospitalizations and emergency-room visits due to chemotherapy-related serious side effects could reach $45 million per year in the United States (1).  Another study found patients with metastatic breast cancer often experience negative effects from chemotherapy treatment, causing a significant economic burden in their lives (2).

References:  1. Hassett, M. J., O’Malley, A. J., Pakes, J. R., Newhouse, J. P., & Earle, C. C. (2006, August 16). Frequency and Cost of Chemotherapy-Related Serious Adverse Effects in a Population Sample of Women With Breast Cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 98(16), 1108-1117.

2. Rashid, N., Koh, H. A., Baca, H. C., Lin, K. J., Malecha, S. E., & Masaquel, A. (2016, October 4). Economic burden related to chemotherapy-related adverse events in patients with metastatic breast cancer in an integrated health care system. Breast Cancer – Targets and Therapy.

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