Donepezil and Vitamin E to Prevent Side Effects Caused By Radiation Therapy to the Head in Patients Receiving Treatment for Small Cell Lung Cancer
|First Received Date ICMJE||October 4, 2000|
|Last Updated Date||August 20, 2009|
|Start Date ICMJE||February 2001|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00006349 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Donepezil and Vitamin E to Prevent Side Effects Caused By Radiation Therapy to the Head in Patients Receiving Treatment for Small Cell Lung Cancer|
|Official Title ICMJE||An Exploratory Trial of Donepezil and Vitamin E to Prevent Cognitive Dysfunction in Patients With Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) After Cancer Treatment Which Includes Prophylatic Cranial Irradiation (PCI)|
RATIONALE: Donepezil and vitamin E may be able to decrease side effects caused by radiation therapy given to prevent brain metastases in patients with small cell lung cancer. It is not yet known if donepezil and vitamin E are effective in preventing side effects caused by radiation therapy to the head.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to determine the effectiveness of donepezil and vitamin E in preventing side effects caused by radiation therapy given to prevent brain metastases in patients who have small cell lung cancer.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Patients are stratified according to cognitive function (normal vs mild to moderate dysfunction vs severe dysfunction) and age (60 and under vs over 60).
Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.
All patients begin treatment within 2 weeks after completion of prophylactic cranial irradiation. Treatment continues for a minimum of 1 month in the absence of disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or a 3.0 point drop on the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) and/or a 5 point drop on the Blessed Dementia Scale.
Cognition is assessed using the Blessed Dementia Scale and the MMSE at baseline and then every 3 months during study.
Quality of life and depression are assessed at baseline and then every 3 months during study.
Patients are followed every 6 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 104 patients (52 per arm) will be accrued for this study within 3 years.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 3|
|Study Design ICMJE||Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Study Arm (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Jatoi A, Kahanic SP, Frytak S, Schaefer P, Foote RL, Sloan J, Petersen RC. Donepezil and vitamin E for preventing cognitive dysfunction in small cell lung cancer patients: preliminary results and suggestions for future study designs. Support Care Cancer. 2005 Jan;13(1):66-9. Epub 2004 Oct 9.|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Completed|
|Enrollment ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:
|Ages||18 Years and older|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00006349|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||CDR0000068206, NCCTG-N99C5, NCI-P00-0169|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||North Central Cancer Treatment Group|
|Collaborators ICMJE||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Information Provided By||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Verification Date||December 2002|
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