Do you experience dry mouth due to radiation therapy?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study of an nihinvestigational treatment for dry  mouth due to radiation therapy. The study (Protocol 06-D-0206) isbeing conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, one of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The purposes of the study are to determine the safety of the new treatment and to see if the treatment increases salivary flow. It is hoped that information gained from this study will lead to more effective treatments for dry mouth. There is no cost for participation or any tests associated with this research.

The study is recruiting participants who are:

  • Adults ages 18 and older
  • Previously diagnosed with a cancer of the head and neck
  • Experiencing dry mouth caused by radiation therapy
  • Cancer-free (5 or more years)
  • Not pregnant or breast feeding
  • Non-smoker

To learn more about the study and the study personnel, click on the links to the left. If you are interested in participating, please contact us.