Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of THL-P in Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 9, 2011
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Taiwan THL Co.LTd.

July 6, 2009
September 14, 2009
June 9, 2011
October 2009
January 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
QOL [ Time Frame: 6 months measure ]
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CBC with platelet and differential counts. AST, ALT, total bilirubin, BUN, uric acid and Creatinine [ Time Frame: 6 months measure ]
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Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of THL-P in Metastatic Breast Cancer
Phase IIa Study of Metastatic Breast Cancer
The purpose of this study is to obtain evidence from test article with efficacy in Metastatic Breast Cancer patients. The average of all changes from baseline to post-treatment evaluations in global health/quality of life (QoL) subscale assessed by self-administered European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire - Core 30 (EORTC-QLQ-C30).

The test article is extracted from many natural herbals, in which most or their components have been shown to have anti-tumor activity. A study in 2004 showed the test article could have strong immunomodulatory effect on the antigen-stimulated proliferation response (PR) of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and T-cells from recurrent aphthous ulcerations (RAU) patients and suggested that it might be a potential immunoceutical agent for treatment of RAU. Subsequent study in 2005 also suggested the test article as a potential immunoceutical agent for treatment of RAU because the result showed it could modulate the antigen-stimulated cytokine production by T-cells isolated from RAU patients. Another study in 2005 showed the test article also had a broad-range tumor killing function and provided a molecular basis underlying therapeutic activity. It was also suggested in this study will could be a potential and promising cancer therapeutic or preventive agent.

The aim of this current study is to explore the safety and efficacy of the investigational product with 20 ml, 3 times per day (daily dose: 60 ml) for a total of 24 weeks in the patients with metastatic breast cancer refractory to conventional treatment modalities.

Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Dietary Supplement: THL-P
20ml/bottle, TID, 24weeks
Other Name: THL-P solution
  • Experimental: THL-P
    Solution for study only.
    Intervention: Dietary Supplement: THL-P
  • Placebo Comparator: Sugar pill
    Intervention: Dietary Supplement: THL-P
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June 2011
January 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed breast cancer with clinical evidence.
  • Life expectancy of at least 4 weeks.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any Uncontrolled infection.
  • Lupus erythematosus.
  • Malignant tumor.
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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NTUH-REC No.2008100025M
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King-Jen Chang, / Surgy, National Taiwan University Hospital
Taiwan THL Co.LTd.
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: King-Jen Chang, M.D.,Ph.D. National Taiwan University Hospital
Taiwan THL Co.LTd.
June 2011

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