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Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of THL-P in Metastatic Breast Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00976365
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 9, 2011
National Taiwan University Hospital
Information provided by:
Taiwan THL Co.LTd.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to obtain evidence from test article with efficacy in Metastatic Breast Cancer patients. The average of all changes from baseline to post-treatment evaluations in global health/quality of life (QoL) subscale assessed by self-administered European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire - Core 30 (EORTC-QLQ-C30).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Metastatic Breast Cancer Dietary Supplement: THL-P Phase 2

Detailed Description:

The test article is extracted from many natural herbals, in which most or their components have been shown to have anti-tumor activity. A study in 2004 showed the test article could have strong immunomodulatory effect on the antigen-stimulated proliferation response (PR) of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and T-cells from recurrent aphthous ulcerations (RAU) patients and suggested that it might be a potential immunoceutical agent for treatment of RAU. Subsequent study in 2005 also suggested the test article as a potential immunoceutical agent for treatment of RAU because the result showed it could modulate the antigen-stimulated cytokine production by T-cells isolated from RAU patients. Another study in 2005 showed the test article also had a broad-range tumor killing function and provided a molecular basis underlying therapeutic activity. It was also suggested in this study will could be a potential and promising cancer therapeutic or preventive agent.

The aim of this current study is to explore the safety and efficacy of the investigational product with 20 ml, 3 times per day (daily dose: 60 ml) for a total of 24 weeks in the patients with metastatic breast cancer refractory to conventional treatment modalities.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase IIa Study of Metastatic Breast Cancer
Study Start Date : October 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: THL-P
Solution for study only.
Dietary Supplement: THL-P
20ml/bottle, TID, 24weeks
Other Name: THL-P solution

Placebo Comparator: Sugar pill
Dietary Supplement: THL-P
20ml/bottle, TID, 24weeks
Other Name: THL-P solution

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. QOL [ Time Frame: 6 months measure ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. CBC with platelet and differential counts. AST, ALT, total bilirubin, BUN, uric acid and Creatinine [ Time Frame: 6 months measure ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed breast cancer with clinical evidence.
  • Life expectancy of at least 4 weeks.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any Uncontrolled infection.
  • Lupus erythematosus.
  • Malignant tumor.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00976365

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National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei city, Taiwan, 110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taiwan THL Co.LTd.
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: King-Jen Chang, M.D.,Ph.D. National Taiwan University Hospital

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Responsible Party: King-Jen Chang, / Surgy, National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT00976365    
Other Study ID Numbers: THL-P
NTUH-REC No.2008100025M
First Posted: September 14, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 9, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011
Keywords provided by Taiwan THL Co.LTd.:
Breast Cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases