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Integrative Approaches for Cancer Survivorship (IACS)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01488123
First Posted: December 8, 2011
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2016
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Collaborator:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco
December 5, 2011
December 8, 2011
October 26, 2016
January 2012
August 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change in quality of life over 16 weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline, End of week 8, End of week 16 ]
The investigators will use the EORTC QLQ C30 (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire) 68 in conjunction with a breast cancer-specific subscale, BR23, to collect data on quality of life and cancer-related symptoms.
Change in quality of life over 36 weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline, End of week 4, End of week 8, End of week 12, End of week 16, End of week 20, End of week 24, End of week 36 ]
The investigators will use the EORTC QLQ C30 (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire) 68 in conjunction with a breast cancer-specific subscale, BR23, to collect data on quality of life and cancer-related symptoms.
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Integrative Approaches for Cancer Survivorship
A Whole Systems Approach to the Study of Ayurveda for Cancer Survivorship, Project II
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a four-month manualized Ayurvedic intervention will improve quality of life in recent breast cancer survivors.
Cancer associated symptoms and impaired quality of life remain significant problems for patients despite advances in cancer treatment. Few effective treatment options exist for these symptoms. Integrative medicine is rising in popularity in the United States; however, few integrative medicine modalities have been rigorously studied. Ayurveda, a whole system of medicine that originated in the Indian subcontinent, has its own system of diagnostics and therapeutics, and among its strengths are wellness and prevention. We aim to perform a prospective single arm clinical study of a manualized Ayurvedic approach in breast cancer survivors with impaired quality of life. Specifically, we aim to develop the manualized Ayurvedic intervention; to assess feasibility; and to determine whether clinically meaningful effects can be achieved with the intervention.
Interventional
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Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Breast Cancer
Behavioral: Individualized manualized Ayurvedic intervention
The manualized intervention will begin with an initial clinic visit (approximately 90 minutes) with the Ayurvedic practitioner in which the patient's diagnosis will be determined, an overview of Ayurveda will be given, and the initial treatment will be recommended based on the Ayurvedic diagnosis. Follow-up visits will range between 30 and 60 minutes in duration. The treatment modalities employed in the study will include nutrition, lifestyle, yoga, and marma (a treatment similar to acupressure).
Experimental: Ayurvedic Intervention
Intervention: Behavioral: Individualized manualized Ayurvedic intervention
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Completed
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October 2015
August 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female breast cancer survivor who is over 1 month and less than 12 months beyond the completion of primary therapy (surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy)
  • Having received chemotherapy as part of their primary therapy for breast cancer
  • Be in a complete remission
  • Aged 18 years or older
  • Able to read, write, and understand English
  • Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) 67 greater than 60.
  • Ability to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Having received Ayurvedic treatment within 2 months of study enrollment
  • Receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy at the time of study enrollment. Trastuzumab therapy is not exclusionary.
  • Being within 1 month (before or after) of surgery for breast cancer (including breast reconstructive surgery). Smaller surgical procedures such as implant exchange are not exclusionary.
  • Patients on adjuvant hormone therapy for less than 1 month
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
 
 
NCT01488123
A112313
5K23AT005340-03 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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University of California, San Francisco
University of California, San Francisco
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Principal Investigator: Anand Dhruva, MD University of California, San Francisco
University of California, San Francisco
October 2016

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP
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