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Capsaicin Lozenges in Treating Patients With Mucositis Caused by Radiation Therapy

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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003610
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: May 9, 2009
Last verified: July 2006

November 1, 1999
May 9, 2009
October 1998
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Capsaicin Lozenges in Treating Patients With Mucositis Caused by Radiation Therapy
Phase III Comparison of Oral Capsaicin Lozenge Versus Placebo Lozenge for Radiation-Induced Mucositis

RATIONALE: Capsaicin lozenges may be effective treatment for mucositis caused by radiation therapy. It is not yet known whether capsaicin lozenges are more effective than no treatment for mucositis caused by radiation therapy.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to study the effectiveness of capsaicin lozenges in treating patients with mucositis caused by radiation therapy.

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of capsaicin lozenges in terms of frequency, duration, and severity of mouth pain caused by radiation therapy to the oral cavity. II. Evaluate the toxicity of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study. Patients are stratified according to dentures (yes vs no), smoking history (none vs currently vs past only), radiation therapy (primary vs postoperative adjuvant), planned radiation dose (5000-6000 cGy vs greater than 6000 cGy), planned fluoride use (yes vs no), and amount of oral mucosa in radiation field (one- to two-thirds vs greater than two-thirds). Patients receive one lozenge orally of capsaicin or placebo four times daily. Treatment begins within the first 3 days of radiation therapy and continues during and for two weeks after radiation therapy is completed.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 120 patients (60/arm) will be accrued for this study within 6 months.

Interventional
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Oral Complications
  • Radiation Toxicity
Dietary Supplement: capsaicin
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DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Scheduled to receive radiation treatment to at least one third of the oral cavity at a total dose of at least 5000 cGy using 200 cGy/fraction Must be entered on study within first 3 days of radiation No open mouth sores at study entry

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: No known intolerance to capsaicin No allergy to citric acid, cherry flavorings, or FC and C red dye #3 or #40

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No prior radiotherapy to the oral mucosa Surgery: Not specified Other: No requirement for tube feeding

Both
18 Years and older
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Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00003610
CDR0000066687, NCCTG-969257, NCI-P98-0136
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North Central Cancer Treatment Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Scott Okuno, MD Mayo Clinic
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
July 2006

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