Tocopherol is a Novel Treatment for Cancer Related Mucositis
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00162526
(the PI is no longer work at Hadassah)
The present protocol is an attempt to prevent/treat mucositis in highly susceptible patients subjected to maximally tolerated doses of subsequently-myeloablative or myeloablative doses of chemoradiotherapy supported by autologous or allogeneic stem cell transplantation at the Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation. Mucositis is a major problem in the management of transplant recipients which subjects the patients to the risk of sepsis, need for parenteral nutrition and need of narcotics. We are planning a 2 arm study, comparing 2 safe vitamin E based formulations with placebo.
A Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial Aim to Assess the Efficacy of Vitamin E Formulation (Tocopherol) in the Treatment of Chemotherapy Induced Stomatitis in Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplantation
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Males and non-pregnant and non-lactating females, 18 years of age or older at the time of screening, who are to receive myeloablative agonists with or without total body irradiation (TBI) in preparation for either allogeneic or autologous HSCT. Patients who are to be hospitalized and are expected to remain hospitalized until marrow recovery.
Karnofsky performance status of 60 or greater or ECOG performance status of 2 or less.
Normal dental examination as assessed by the investigator.
Clinically significant acute and active oral cavity infection.
Patients taking any investigational or other non-approved oral therapy for oral mucositis.