Cancers Treated With Combination of Antrodia Cinnamomea and Chemotherapy

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2011 by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : February 1, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 8, 2011
New Bellus Enterprises
Information provided by:
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate if food supplements,Antrodia cinnamomea, could minimize the gastrointestinal symptom of cancer patients with chemotherapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neoplasm Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder Dietary Supplement: AC-Can Dietary Supplement: placebo Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:
In our unpublished report shows that patients who took Antrodia Cinnamomea compound of 15 milliliters liquid twice in a day, might help white blood cells, red blood cells and hemoglobin increase after 2 months; liver glutamic pyruvic transaminase(GPT) index mitigation, P <0.05 difference statistically; In addition, liver glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase(GOT) and biochemical index of renal function had no abnormal data statistically. However, cancer patients with gastrointestinal disorders after chemotherapy is known to be a common side effect, we seek to investigate if Antrodia Cinnamomea improves the function of gastrointestinal system.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 64 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cancers Treated With Combination of Antrodia Cinnamomea and Chemotherapy— a Double Blinded, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial
Study Start Date : June 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: AC-Can
Antrodia cinnamomea and concomitant chemotherapy
Dietary Supplement: AC-Can
Antrodia cinnamomea compounds of 15 milliliters liquid per pack, oral post meal, twice in a day for 30 days
Other Name: AC

Placebo Comparator: control
Placebo and concomitant chemotherapy
Dietary Supplement: placebo
Placebo of 15 milliliters liquid per pack, oral post meal, twice in a day for 30 days

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Gastrointestinal symptoms in case group reduces 10% than control group during chemotherapy. [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Post-chemotherapy nausea, vomiting and epigastragia, etc. including gastrointestinal symptom/sign without mention above.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Life quality estimates of 10% improvement than control group. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Life science related questionnairs visit 4 times just before treatment, after intervention 7 days, 30 days and 90 days.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed Cancer.
  • Age ≦ 80 years old and ≧ 18 years old.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group(ECOG) performance status of 0-2.
  • Adequate organ function, including followings Hepatic: Total bilirubin level ≦1.5 x UNL, GOT and GPT ≦ 2.5 x UNL if no liver metastasis; GOT and GPT ≦ 5 x UNL if liver metastasis. Renal: Creatinine level< 1.5 milligram per deciliter or Estimated creatinine clearance(CCr) ≧ 60 milliliter per minute (CCr is estimated by Cockcroft-Gault formula, as appendix II)
  • Estimated life expectancy of at least 12 weeks.
  • Written(signed) Informed Consent
  • Ever treated and poor tolerance with platinum-based or anthracycline- based regimen, likely nausea and vomiting.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior participation in any investigational drug study within 28 days
  • Active uncontrolled infections or human immunodeficiency virus(HIV) infection
  • Significant concurrent medical diseases, such as congestive heart failure, unstable angina, acute or recent myocardial infarction( 6 months before randomization), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with frequent exacerbation, chronic renal diseases (estimated CCr 60 milliliter per minute), uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, recent cerebrovascular disease episode( 6 months before randomization )
  • With clinically significant Gastrointestinal disorder (e.g. bleeding, inflammation, obstruction or diarrhea)
  • Psychiatric disorders that would compromise the patient's compliance or decision.
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding.
  • Known hypersensitivity to the component of investigational drugs.
  • Known or suspected Gilbert's syndrome
  • Poor compliance

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01287286

Contact: Hsien-Hsueh E Chiu, MD +887-7-7317123 ext 2332

Division of Haematology and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital - Kaohsiung Medical Center Recruiting
Niaosong, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 83301
Contact: Pey-Harn Ywi-Chi, Bachelor    +886-7-7317123 ext 2332   
Contact: Kun-Ming Rau, MD    +886-7-7317123 ext 8303   
Sub-Investigator: Hsien-Hsueh E Chiu, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Kun-Ming Rau, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
New Bellus Enterprises
Principal Investigator: Yu-Chiang Hung, MD, PhD Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital - Kaohsiung Medical Center

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Yu-Chiang Hung / MD, PhD, Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital- Kaohsiung Medical Center Identifier: NCT01287286     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: XMRPG890251
First Posted: February 1, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 8, 2011
Last Verified: January 2011

Keywords provided by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital:
Antrodia cinnamomea
Gastrointestinal Disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases