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Cyproheptadine in Preventing Weight Loss in Children Receiving Chemotherapy for Cancer

This study has been terminated.
(The study was terminated due to slow accrual.)
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01132547
First Posted: May 28, 2010
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2015
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Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of South Florida
Results First Submitted: January 12, 2015  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator);   Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Condition: Cancer
Interventions: Drug: cyproheptadine hydrochloride
Other: placebo

  Participant Flow
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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Arm I Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride

Patients receive oral cyproheptadine hydrochloride twice daily for 8 weeks.

cyproheptadine hydrochloride: Given orally

Arm II Placebo

Patients receive an oral placebo twice daily for 8 weeks.

placebo: Given orally


Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Arm I Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride   Arm II Placebo
STARTED   9   13 
COMPLETED   5   12 
NOT COMPLETED   4   1 
Withdrawal by Subject                3                1 
Death                1                0 



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Arm I Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride

Patients receive oral cyproheptadine hydrochloride twice daily for 8 weeks.

cyproheptadine hydrochloride: Given orally

Arm II Placebo

Patients receive an oral placebo twice daily for 8 weeks.

placebo: Given orally

Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Arm I Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride   Arm II Placebo   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 9   13   22 
Age 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 10.2  (5.7)   12.0  (4.7)   11.2  (5.1) 
Gender 
[Units: Participants]
     
Female   3   10   13 
Male   6   3   9 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
     
United States   9   13   22 


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Participant With Weight Loss ≥ 5% at the 8- Week Assessment When Compared to Baseline   [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

2.  Primary:   Severity of Weight Loss   [ Time Frame: Baseline and 8 weeks ]

3.  Secondary:   Pattern of Weight in the Study Population   [ Time Frame: Baseline and 8 weeks ]


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Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Angelina Fink, Research Base Administrator
Organization: SunCoast CCOP Research Base at the University of South Florida
phone: 813-396-9245
e-mail: angelina.fink@epi.usf.edu



Responsible Party: University of South Florida
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01132547     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SCUSF 0703
SCUSF-0703 ( Other Identifier: SunCoast CCOP Research Base )
5U10CA081920-11 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: May 26, 2010
First Posted: May 28, 2010
Results First Submitted: January 12, 2015
Results First Posted: July 2, 2015
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2015