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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00421902
Verified November 2006 by New York Methodist Hospital. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Patients with prostate cancer who are / were treated with hormonal treatment and developed hot flashes as a side effect are offered Acupuncture as an investigational intervention. The treatment is performed twice a week for four weeks, then once a week for the following six weeks
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Treatment for prostate cancer using hormonal ablation therapy
Average of three or more hot flashes a day
Performance Status (Karnofsky ≥ 60)
Patients must be ≥ 18 years of age
No other clinically significant disease
Signed study-specific consent form prior to study entry
Initiation of a new chemotherapy regimen, immunotherapy; or initiation/ cessation of hormonal therapy during the study or for 3 weeks before the start of the study
Pharmacological treatment of hot flashes or use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (unless the dose and patients’ condition have been stable for 4 weeks)
Patients who had acupuncture treatment in the 6 weeks prior to entering the study, or acupuncture given specifically for the treatment of hot flashes in the previous 6 months.