A Study to Investigate Whether the Immediate Use or Deferred Use of an Anti-viral Drug Lamivudine Will Help to Better Safe-guard the Delivery of Chemotherapy in Patients With Cancer Who Are Also Hepatitis B Carriers
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Patients with non-lymphoma and non-leukaemia cancer who are also hepatitis B carriers will have a risk of hepatitis B reactivation during chemotherapy. Lamivudine can be used effectively to control hepatitis upon reactivation during chemotherapy and the chemotherapy may not need to be interrupted. The study aims to investigate whether adding the anti-viral drug Lamivudine at the start of chemotherapy for all patients, rather than at the time of hepatitis reactivation for those with reactivation, will help to improve the delivery of chemotherapy in these patients.
A Randomized Controlled Study Comparing the Impact of Prophylactic Versus Deferred Lamivudine on the Delivery of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy in Hepatitis B Surface-antigen Positive Patients With Malignant Solid Tumor
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 75 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Patient with histology-proven malignant solid tumor other than malignant lymphoma
Patients with age between 18 and 75
Patients with Karnofsky performance score (KPS) of at least 60
Patients planned for at least 4 cycles of intensive cytotoxic chemotherapy (either as part of curative therapy or as palliative therapy), except for those receiving single agent cisplatin chemotherapy alone concurrently with radiation for radiosensitization
Patients with at least 6 months' life expectany from date of recruitment
Patients with normal liver function tests including alanine aminpotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), gamma glutamyl-transpeptidase (GGT), and bilirubin
Patients with no known history of radiological &/or histological diagnosis of chronic active hepatitis or cirrhosis of any cuase, or history of prior hepatitis B reactivation, or prior chronic therapy for HBV within 6 months
Patients with no evidence of autoimmune hepatitis, hepatitis C or delta virus infection, HIV infection or radiological evidence of liver metastasis
Patients with negative pregnancy test for female gender of child-bearing age
Patients with age < 18 and > 75
Patients with Karnofsky performance score (KPS) of < 60
Patients planned for single agent cisplatin chemotherapy alone concurrently with radiation for radiosensitization
Patients with < 6 months' life expectancy from date of recruitment
Patients with abnormal liver function tests including alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), gamma glutamyl- transpeptidase (GGT), and bilirubin
Patients with known history or radiological and/or histological diagnosis of chronic active hepatitis or cirrhosis of any cause, or history of prior hepatitis B reactivation, or prior chronic therapy for HBV within 6 months
Patients with autoimmune hepatitis, hepatitis C or delta virus infection, HIV infection or radiological evidence of liver metastasis