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Compound Herbal Formula (TPE-1) for Leukopenia and Cancer-related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients With Radiotherapy

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01142479
First Posted: June 11, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2014
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Collaborator:
Taipei Medical University Shuang Ho Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Chung-Hua Hsu, Taipei City Hospital
  Purpose
Many breast cancer patients will taking Chinese herbal medicine during receiving radiotherapy. The investigators conducted the pilot study showing Compound Herbal Formula (TPE-1) have the effect of improving the fatigue and leukopenia during radiotherapy. So the investigators designed this double blind and controlled trial to evaluate whether TPE-1 have the effects for leukopenia and cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer patients with radiotherapy. From our initial observation for 2 years, TPE-1 is safety. The study is also designed to evaluate the safety when patients taking this formula.

Condition Intervention Phase
Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Chinese Herbal Medicine Drug: Chinese herbal medicine decoction Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Compound Herbal Formula(TPE-1) for Leukopenia and Cancer-related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients With Radiotherapy

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Further study details as provided by Chung-Hua Hsu, Taipei City Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • the % change of white blood cell(WBC) count [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    WBC will be checked before taking TPE ans after taking TPE-1.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Hemoglobin (Hb) [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    The Hb will be checked before and after kaking TPE-1


Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: herbal A
dilute of (TPE-1) decoction.
Drug: Chinese herbal medicine decoction
100 ml /Qd for 6 weeks(42 days)
Other Name: TPE-1
Experimental: herbal B
TPE-1 decoction (100 ml)
Drug: Chinese herbal medicine decoction
100 ml /Qd for 6 weeks(42 days)
Other Name: TPE-1

Detailed Description:
TPE-1 is designed according to TCM concept. It is not anti-cancer directly, it is enhancing the Qi flow and immunity of breast cancer when they are just finishing chemotherapy and on going radiotherapy. Many Chinese population will seeking Chinese herbal medicine under the same condition.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • breast cancer
  • age between 18 to 70 yrs
  • finished chemotherapy (adriamycin ), will receiving radiotherapy
  • Chinese population
  • KP$ between 40-100
  • ECOG < 2
  • WBC >4X10(9)/L and Hb > 10g/dl
  • Assigned informed concent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • receiving operation during 14 days
  • blood transfusion during one month.
  • ALT >100mg/dL
  • Creatinine >2.0mg/dL
  • Total bilirubin >2.0mg/dL
  • Infection
  • prolation
  • Taking anti-seizure , psychological drugs or any drugs not suitable patients
  • AIDS or any disease diagnosed by physician and not suitable patients.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01142479


Locations
Taiwan
Shuang Ho Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 886
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei City Hospital
Taipei Medical University Shuang Ho Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Chung-Hua Hsu, vice superintendent, Taipei City Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01142479     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TPE-1-breast Ca
First Submitted: June 10, 2010
First Posted: June 11, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2014
Last Verified: May 2014

Keywords provided by Chung-Hua Hsu, Taipei City Hospital:
Breast Cancer
Radiotherapy
Chinese herbal medicine
TPE-1
Leukopenia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Fatigue
Leukopenia
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Leukocyte Disorders
Hematologic Diseases