Chemoprevention of Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC) With Aspirin and Tea Polyphenols (CREAT)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01496521
Verified December 2011 by Shu-Tian Zhang, Beijing Friendship Hospital. Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
Evidence from laboratory studies suggests that aspirin and tea polyphenols may have an antineoplastic effect in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). To assess the safety and efficacy of aspirin and tea polyphenols for preventing ESCC, the investigators designed this double-blind, randomized controlled clinical trial. Research project is planned to recruit 10,000 participants with the ages of 40-60 years in Fengfeng city, Hebei province, China, which has been known as a high incidence region of ESCC. All the participants receive endoscopic examination. Lugol's chromoendoscopy is used to identify esophageal unstained lesions (USLs). The location and size of each USL will be recorded followed by collecting biopsy samples from each USL. Participants with USL are randomly assigned to receive 100 mg/d of aspirin (n=200), 100 mg/d of tea polyphenols (n=200), or placebo (n=200) for six months. Follow-up consists of 2 endoscopic surveillance cycles (the first interval will be at six months and the second at 3 or 5 years later). The primary outcome measure was occurrence of high grade dysplasia and invasive ESCC. Secondary outcome was the mortality of the participants and adverse events.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
40 Years to 60 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
age 40 to 60 years;
Lugol's chromoendoscopy showing at least one USL 1 cm or larger containing mild to moderate dysplasia and chronic inflammation;
subject neither pregnant nor intending to become pregnant during the study.
current non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) therapy;
major intercurrent illness;
any condition that could be worsened by aspirin or tea polyphenols.
Keywords provided by Shu-Tian Zhang, Beijing Friendship Hospital:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors