The mission of the Bionutrition Research Core is to facilitate state-of-the-art nutritional science research by providing the resources to:
- conduct controlled human feeding studies and dietary interventions
- accurately assess participants' diets in different study designs
The MD Anderson Bionutrition Research Core (BRC) provides the infrastructure and expertise to design and integrate nutritional components in research studies. Services include dietary assessment, nutritional counseling, controlled feeding, and other dietary interventions in the setting of cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship.
Precision Nutrition is an NIH priority: The BRC offers support from protocol design to the end-result of data ready for analyses with biological markers and outcomes.
Eating habits are a form of high-dimensional data: We use validated methods and tools to capture dietary data in free-living individuals who eat unique foods and recipes that define their overall habits and nutrient intake.
Human feeding studies parallel preclinical designs: Through our metabolic research kitchen, we conduct precise dietary manipulation in short-term, but intensive human trials to measure biological effects or pharmacokinetics.
New users are encouraged to reach out to us early in the research planning process. Please contact the BRC core at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to set up a consultation.
If you already have an idea of what services you would like, please send us a Service Request Form and BRC staff will contact you if additional information is needed.
Any abstracts, posters, or publications based on data collected with assistance from the Bionutrition Research Core should include the following acknowledgments:
"This study was supported by the Bionutrition Research Core, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center."
Please continue to keep us informed of grants and publications that arise from consultation/collaboration, protocol design and use of core services.