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Oral Curcumin for Radiation Dermatitis

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gary Morrow, University of Rochester
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01246973
First received: November 22, 2010
Last updated: February 6, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

November 22, 2010
February 6, 2014
February 2011
November 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
To evaluate the degree to which curcumin can reduce radiation-induced skin reactions in breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy. [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The outcome measures will be the severity of radiation dermatitis, using the Radiation Dermatitis Score (RDS), at the end of treatment in each treatment arm. (Objective: To examine the efficacy of curcumin in preventing and/or reducing the severity of dermatitis in radiation treatment site in breast cancer patients).
To evaluate the degree to which curcumin can reduce radiation-induced skin reactions in breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy. [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The outcome measures will be the severity of radiation dermatitis, using the RDS scale, at the end of treatment in each treatment arm. (Objective: To examine the efficacy of curcumin in preventing and/or reducing the severity of dermatitis in radiation treatment site in breast cancer patients).
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How curcumin can prevent or decrease the incidence of moist desquamation, redness and pain at treatment site [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Secondary outcome measures will be moist desquamation (i.e., RDS 3.5 or higher), redness at treatment site (EI), and pain at treatment site Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ-2), taking into consideration the degree to which curcumin can decrease the incidence of moist desquamation, as well as the number of sites of moist desquamation, and to decrease the number of treatment interruptions due to skin reactions.
How curcumin can prevent or decrease the incidence of moist desquamation, redness and pain at treatment site [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Secondary outcome measures will be moist desquamation (i.e., RDS 3.5 or higher), redness at treatment site (EI), and pain at treatment site (SF-MPQ-2), taking into consideration the degree to which curcumin can decrease the incidence of moist desquamation, as well as the number of sites of moist desquamation, and to decrease the number of treatment interruptions due to skin reactions.
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Oral Curcumin for Radiation Dermatitis
Oral Curcumin for Radiation Dermatitis in Breast Cancer Patients

The purpose of the study is to determine whether curcumin, an ingredient of some foods, can prevent or reduce the severity of skin reactions (dermatitis) caused by radiation therapy. Dermatitis is a common side effect of radiation treatment, but few effective treatments have been developed for it. Curcumin is a natural compound found in both turmeric and curry powder. It has been used for centuries as a spice (curry), a food coloring and as a food preservative. Curcumin is non-toxic and has been found to enhance the functions of normal tissues..

Radiation is a toxic agent and a widely accepted form of treatment for various types of cancer. Approximately half of all women with breast cancer receive radiation therapy. Despite advances in medical technology, radiation therapy still causes severe skin effects. Radiation dermatitis occurs in approximately 90% of patients and ranges in severity from mild redness to more severe skin changes. Dermatitis is a common side effect of radiation treatment, but few effective treatments have been developed for it; currently, there is no standard treatment for the prevention of radiation-induced dermatitis. Curcumin is a natural compound found in both turmeric and curry powder. It has been used for centuries as a spice (curry), a food coloring and as a food preservative. Curcumin is non-toxic and has been found to enhance the functions of normal tissues.

Interventional
Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Radiation-induced Dermatitis
Drug: Curcumin
4 Curcumin C3 Complex 500mg capsules (2.0 g) taken orally 3 times/day throughout course of radiation treatments plus one week
Other Name: Curcumin C3 Complex
Experimental: curcumin
Intervention: Drug: Curcumin
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Active, not recruiting
508
August 2014
November 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • a diagnosis of non-inflammatory breast adenocarcinoma (including in situ and bilateral)
  • scheduled to begin radiotherapy without concurrent chemotherapy; concurrent hormone or Herceptin® (trastuzumab)treatment is okay
  • can have been treated by lumpectomy or mastectomy with or without adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy or hormonal treatment
  • can have had breast reconstruction
  • scheduled to receive 25-35 radiation treatment sessions (1 session per day) using standard irradiation fractionation (1.8-2.0 Gy per sessions) OR 16-20 radiation treatment sessions (1 session per day) using Canadian irradiation fractionation (2.2-3.0 Gy per session)(100, 101).
  • able to swallow medication.
  • three weeks must have elapsed after chemotherapy and surgery before the patient can begin the study
  • able to understand English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • inflammatory breast cancer
  • previous radiation therapy to the breast or chest
  • concurrent chemotherapy treatment
  • concurrent treatment with anti-coagulants (e.g., coumadin®, warfarin®), or anti-EGFR (human epidermal growth factor receptor) drugs (e.g. Iressa® (gefitinib), Erbitux® (cetuximab, C225); aspirin is allowed
  • known radiosensitivity syndromes (e.g., Ataxia-telangiectasia)
  • collagen vascular disease, unhealed surgical sites, or breast infections
Female
21 Years and older
No
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NCT01246973
URCC 10054, URCC 09005, U10CA037420
Yes
Gary Morrow, University of Rochester
Gary Morrow
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Julie Ryan, PhD, MPH University of Rochester
University of Rochester
February 2014

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