St. John's Wort in Relieving Fatigue in Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy or Hormone Therapy for Cancer
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005805|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 26, 2004
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2013
RATIONALE: Giving St. John's wort may be effective in relieving fatigue in patients with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy or hormone therapy.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to determine the effectiveness of St. John's wort in relieving fatigue in patients who are undergoing chemotherapy or hormone therapy for cancer.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders Fatigue Leukemia Lymphoma Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm Myelodysplastic Syndromes Precancerous Condition Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific||Dietary Supplement: St. John's wort||Phase 3|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) in relieving fatigue in patients undergoing chemotherapy or hormonal therapy for malignant disease. II. Determine the relationship between fatigue, depression, and anxiety in these patients. III. Determine the correlation between quality of sleep and level of fatigue in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, placebo controlled study. Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms. Arm I: Patients receive oral Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) 3 times a day. Arm II: Patients receive an oral placebo 3 times a day. Treatment continues for 6 weeks in the absence of worsening symptoms or unacceptable toxicity. Patients complete the Profile of Mood States (POMS) and the Brief Fatigue Inventory at the beginning and end of the study.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 220 patients (110 per arm) will be accrued for this study.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Does Hypericum Reduce Fatigue in Cancer Patients on Chemotherapy? A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial|
|Study Start Date :||December 1999|
|Primary Completion Date :||June 2000|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00005805
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Study Chair:||David J. Straus, MD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|