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The Safety and Efficacy of Jobelyn in the Treatment of Breast Cancer Patients

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified October 2016 by Abiodun Popoola, Lagos State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: September 5, 2013
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Abiodun Popoola, Lagos State University
To determine the effective functionality/potency of Jobelyn as an immunologic and haematologic booster in Breast cancer patients (start-off), thus improving the outlook and the quality of life of such patients generally

Condition Intervention Phase
Haematological Abnormality Dietary Supplement: Jobelyn + Cyclophosphamide-Epirubicin6 Drug: Placebo + Cyclophosphamide - Epirubicin 6 Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective Phase II Randomized, Blinded Study to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Jobelyn for the Treatment of Breast Cancer Patients.

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Further study details as provided by Abiodun Popoola, Lagos State University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Natural Killer Cells Expression [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Evaluation of the expression of activated natural killer cells CD3-CD56+CD69+ after treatment with Jobelyn

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Use of health related quality of life measures tool Safety Fractor-36 and self reporting questionnaires [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Subjects would use form Safety Fractor-36 to score aspects of well-being

  • Hematocrit Changes [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Changes in levels of hematocrit after treatment with Jobelyn

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: October 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Jobelyn + Cyclophosphamide-Epirubicin6
Cyclophosphamide- Epirubicin 6 course regimen to be used with Jobelyn
Dietary Supplement: Jobelyn + Cyclophosphamide-Epirubicin6
Jobelyn (dietary Supplement) to be used with Cyclophosphamide-Epirubicin6
Other Name: Sorghum bicolor extract
Active Comparator: Placebo + Cyclophosphamide- Epirubicin 6
Routine drugs for treatment of Breast Cancer used with Placebo
Drug: Placebo + Cyclophosphamide - Epirubicin 6
Routine drugs for the treatment of breast cancer to be used with Placebo
Other Name: Breast Cancer drugs

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Women with histologically confirmed breast cancer who had undergone complete or segmental mastectomy plus axillary node dissection were included

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients were excluded if they had distant metastases residual disease in the breast or axilla other serious medical illnesses, or a previous cancer. Women considering pregnancy or using hormones were excluded

Patients who refuse to sign consent form

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01936064

Contact: Abiodun Popoola, M.D. 2348033021434 pabiodun2001@yahoo.com

Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Recruiting
Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, 100001
Contact: Abiodun Popoola, M.D.    2348033021434    okubena@health-forever.com   
Principal Investigator: Abiodun Popoola, M.D.         
Lagos State University Recruiting
Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, 100001
Contact: Abiodun Popoola, M.D.    2348033021434    pabiodun2001@yahoo.com   
Sub-Investigator: A. O. Dosunmu, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: O A Fatiregun, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: N S Bello, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: S Makanjuola, MD         
Sub-Investigator: A I Igwilo, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lagos State University
Principal Investigator: Abiodun Popoola, M.D. Lagos State University
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Newly isolated compounds from West African Sorghum bicolor leaf sheaths Jobelyn® show potential in cancer immunosurveillance DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14312/2052-4994.2016-6

Responsible Party: Abiodun Popoola, CONSULTANT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ONCOLOGY LASUTH, Lagos State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01936064     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LASUTH/09/2012
First Submitted: May 18, 2013
First Posted: September 5, 2013
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016

Keywords provided by Abiodun Popoola, Lagos State University:
Breast Cancer
Sorghum bicolor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors

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