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Efficacy of Atomoxetine Therapy Versus Placebo for Cognitive Late Effects

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00255138
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : November 17, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 31, 2008
Eli Lilly and Company
Information provided by:
Temple University

November 15, 2005
November 17, 2005
October 31, 2008
November 2005
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Conner's Parent Rating Scale (CPRS)
Same as current
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  • Conner's Teacher Rating Scale (CTRS)
  • Continuous Performance Test (CPT)
  • Side Effects Rating Scale
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Efficacy of Atomoxetine Therapy Versus Placebo for Cognitive Late Effects
Efficacy of Atomoxetine Therapy Versus Placebo For Ameliorating Cognitive Late Effects Among Survivors of Childhood Cancers
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of atomoxetine in enhancing attention and concentration among childhood survivors of cancer.

In previous years, it had often been assumed that cognitive and behavioral declines in children who survived cancer therapy were largely a function of the prophylactic therapies (e.g., radiation, chemotherapy) that these children had received. Regardless of the etiologies of these specific late effects, the data regarding the long-term outcome of these children are strikingly consistent. Generally, the studies to date suggest significant impairments in attention and concentration that result in marked declines in academic performance and social and behavior difficulties.

Despite the clear evidence of problems with attention and concentration, as well as associated fucntional impairments (e.g., poor academic achievement and poor peer relationships), there have been few clinical trials designed to manage the cogntive late effects and neurological toxicities associated with radiation therapy and chemotherapy for children and adolescents who have survived cancer.

Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Cancer
  • Cognitive Late Effects
Drug: Atomoxetine
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 6-18
  • Patient has received chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of both.
  • Patient is at least 12 months post-competion of therapy but no more than five years post-completion of therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No ongoing pharmacological management of ADHD
  • Not currently pregnant
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
6 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
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United States
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Temple University
Eli Lilly and Company
Principal Investigator: Ronald T Brown, Ph.D. Temple University
Temple University
October 2008

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