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St. John's Wort in Relieving Fatigue in Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy or Hormone Therapy for Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005805
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 26, 2004
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2013
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE June 2, 2000
First Posted Date  ICMJE July 26, 2004
Last Update Posted Date January 18, 2013
Study Start Date  ICMJE December 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date June 2000   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE St. John's Wort in Relieving Fatigue in Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy or Hormone Therapy for Cancer
Official Title  ICMJE Does Hypericum Reduce Fatigue in Cancer Patients on Chemotherapy? A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
Brief Summary

RATIONALE: Giving St. John's wort may be effective in relieving fatigue in patients with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy or hormone therapy.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to determine the effectiveness of St. John's wort in relieving fatigue in patients who are undergoing chemotherapy or hormone therapy for cancer.

Detailed Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) in relieving fatigue in patients undergoing chemotherapy or hormonal therapy for malignant disease. II. Determine the relationship between fatigue, depression, and anxiety in these patients. III. Determine the correlation between quality of sleep and level of fatigue in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, placebo controlled study. Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms. Arm I: Patients receive oral Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) 3 times a day. Arm II: Patients receive an oral placebo 3 times a day. Treatment continues for 6 weeks in the absence of worsening symptoms or unacceptable toxicity. Patients complete the Profile of Mood States (POMS) and the Brief Fatigue Inventory at the beginning and end of the study.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 220 patients (110 per arm) will be accrued for this study.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 3
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Condition  ICMJE
  • Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Precancerous Condition
  • Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Intervention  ICMJE Dietary Supplement: St. John's wort
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Study Completion Date  ICMJE Not Provided
Actual Primary Completion Date June 2000   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Patients with malignant disease receiving chemotherapy regimen for at least 6 weeks but less than 6 months, and continuing concurrent chemotherapy for at least 3-4 weeks OR Patients with malignant disease receiving hormonal therapy for at least 3 months prior to study, and continuing during entire study Profile of Mood States (POMS) Fatigue Subscale score of 14 or higher POMS Depression Subscale score of 13 or less

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 17 Performance status: Karnofsky 70-100% Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: Hemoglobin at least 10 g/dL No decline in hemoglobin of 2 g/dL or more for one month prior to study Hematocrit at least 30% Hepatic: SGOT no greater than 3 times upper limit of normal Bilirubin less than 2.0 mg/dL Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL OR Creatinine clearance at least 60 mL/min Cardiovascular: No unstable cardiac disease Pulmonary: No debilitating pulmonary disease Other: No uncontrolled pain No uncontrolled serious infection No significant comorbidity that would preclude study participation Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: See Disease Characteristics Endocrine therapy: See Disease Characteristics Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified Other: At least 1 month since prior Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) No other concurrent St. John's Wort No concurrent monamine oxidase inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, isocarboxazid, meclobremide, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, and tranylcypromine) No concurrent sympathomimetic amines (e.g., amphetamine, phenylpropanolamine, and pseudoephedrine) or other stimulants such as methylphenidate No concurrent serotonin reuptake inhibitors (e.g., fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, venlafaxine, nefazodone, mirtazepine, buspirone, and trazodone) or tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline, clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin, imipramine, nortriptyline, and protriptyline) No concurrent serotonergic agents (e.g., lithium, meperidine, and dextromethorphan) No concurrent active treatment for anemia (e.g., transfusions or epoetin alpha)

Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00005805
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 99-102
MSKCC-99102
NCI-G00-1772
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Collaborators  ICMJE National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Chair: David J. Straus, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
PRS Account Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Verification Date January 2013

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