Exploratory Study of Norepinephrine to Prevent Radiodermatitis in Breast Cancer Patients
This study, a nonrandomized open-label Phase I safety and exploratory study, will evaluate the safety of topical norepinephrine in post-surgical breast cancer patients who are undergoing radiation therapy.
The study will also provide information about whether topical norepinephrine can prevent or decrease the severity of the radiation dermatitis experienced by these patients.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Exploratory Study of Topical Norepinephrine in Post-Surgical Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Radiotherapy|
- Safety of daily topical application of norepinephrine to the radiation field [ Time Frame: Safety will be assessed during the study (5-7 weeks) and at follow-up visits approximately 1, 2 and 4 weeks after the end of the treatment period. ]The primary safety hypothesis is that there will be little or no skin irritation associated with the application of the topical norepinephrine and no systemic effects secondary to transdermal absorption.
- Efficacy of daily topical application of norepinephrine to the radiation field [ Time Frame: Efficacy will be assessed during the study (5-7 weeks) and at follow-up visits approximately 1, 2 and 4 weeks after the end of the treatment period. ]The primary efficacy hypothesis is that the portion of the radiation site that is treated with topical norepinephrine immediately prior to daily radiotherapy will have less severe radiation dermatitis than the adjacent untreated portion of the radiation site.
|Study Start Date:||January 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Approximately 1.6 or 4.6 mL of a 400 mM norepinephrine solution will be applied topically to a portion of the radiation treatment field prior to each radiation treatment (20-33 treatments)
Other Name: Noradrenaline
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01263366
|United States, Wisconsin|
|University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center|
|Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792|
|Principal Investigator:||James F Cleary, MBBS||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|Study Chair:||Bethany M Anderson, MD||University of Wisconsin, Madison|