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Effect of Hemp-CBD on Patients With CIPN (Coala-T-CBD)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04398446
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : May 21, 2020
Last Update Posted : June 17, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Ananda Hemp, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Marisa Weiss, Main Line Health

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of a hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) product, Ananda Hemp Spectrum Gelcaps, on the severity and duration of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy (CIPN) among non-metastatic breast, colorectal, and ovarian cancer patients who received neoadjuvant or adjuvant therapy that included neurotoxic chemotherapeutic agents.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy Colorectal Cancer Stage II Colorectal Cancer Stage III Breast Cancer Ovarian Cancer Drug: Hemp-based CBD Other: Placebo oral tablet Phase 2

Detailed Description:

CIPN is a common complication of many effective cytotoxic agents that can negatively impact patients' treatment course and quality of life. The incidence of CIPN in cancer patients receiving multidrug regimens is estimated at 38%, with frequencies approaching 100% with certain known neurotoxic drug classes. Taxanes (e.g., paclitaxel, docetaxel) and platinum-based agents (e.g., oxaliplatin, cisplatin, carboplatin) in particular, are two commonly used chemotherapy classes that are associated with a high incidence of CIPN. Symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy include distal extremity numbness, tingling and pain. Chronic, cumulative symptoms can severely impact quality of life and result in dose reductions and/or drug discontinuation in up to 30% of patients.

Consumers use cannabis products for various reasons including pain, stress, anxiety, and insomnia. The neuro-modulatory effects of phytocannabinoids, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) in particular, have been documented at both the molecular and clinical level. The endocannabinoid system consists of CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors that act as an inhibitory G-protein within the central and peripheral nervous system, respectively. Several animal models have demonstrated the role endocannabinoids play in neuropathic pain development by showing enhanced neuropathic pain with CB1 receptor deletion and reduced manifestations of neuropathic pain with CB2 receptor overexpression. The therapeutic properties of cannabis-based products have also been illustrated in several randomized double-blind trials that have shown significant pain relief versus placebo in the treatment of neuropathy related to diabetes, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and HIV associated polyneuropathy. Studies specifically looking at the role of CBD in chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity have shown a neuroprotective effect of CBD in mouse models. Studies have demonstrated that a 14-day dosing regimen of CBD prevented the onset of paclitaxel-induced mechanical and thermal sensitivity.

These intriguing results suggest that cannabinoid agents could potentially reduce the severity and duration of CIPN in the clinical setting.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Coala-T-CBD Study: A Study of the Effect of Hemp-CBD on the Severity and Duration of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients Receiving Neurotoxic Chemotherapy for Non-Metastatic Breast, Ovarian and Colon Cancer
Actual Study Start Date : May 27, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 1, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 1, 2022

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Hemp-based CBD Drug: Hemp-based CBD
3x Daily dosing for 12 weeks
Other Name: Ananda Hemp CBD Spectrum Gelcaps

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Oral Tablet Other: Placebo oral tablet
3x Daily dosing for 12 weeks




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in pressure/touch sensation during intervention and at follow-up [ Time Frame: Every two weeks for twelve weeks during intervention; Every month for three months follow-up ]
    At regular intervals, CIPN will be assessed by Semmes Weinstein Monofilament Examination using Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator Kit to determine pressure sensation.

  2. Change in pain sensation during intervention and at follow-up [ Time Frame: Every two weeks for twelve weeks during intervention; Every month for three months follow-up ]
    At regular intervals, CIPN will be assessed by pinprick examination to determine pain sensation.

  3. Change in vibration sensation during intervention and at follow-up [ Time Frame: Every two weeks for twelve weeks during intervention; Every month for three months follow-up ]
    At regular intervals, CIPN will be assessed by 128Hz tuning fork vibration test to determine vibration sensation.

  4. Change in quality of life [ Time Frame: Every two weeks for twelve weeks during intervention; Every month for three months follow-up ]
    Quality of life will be measured by European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-C30 Questionnaire, a validated 30-item questionnaire to assess treatment impact on quality of life in cancer patients on 4-point scales, where 4 is most severe.

  5. Change in CIPN symptom severity [ Time Frame: Every two weeks for twelve weeks during intervention; Every month for three months follow-up ]
    CIPN symptoms will be measured by EORTC QLQ-CIPN20 Questionnaire, validated 20-item questionnaire to assess symptom severity of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy on 4-point scales, where 4 is most severe.

  6. Change in pain severity [ Time Frame: Every two weeks for twelve weeks during intervention; Every month for three months follow-up ]
    Pain severity will be measured by Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) Short Form, validated 9-item questionnaire to assess the severity of pain and the impact of pain on daily functions on 10-point scales, where 10 is most severe.

  7. Change in sleep quality [ Time Frame: Every two weeks for twelve weeks during intervention; Every month for three months follow-up ]
    Sleep quality will be measured by Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Sleep Disturbance Questionnaire, validated 8-item questionnaire to assess sleep quality on 5-point scales, where 5 is the most severe.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Receptivity and accrual rate to clinical studies involving cannabis-based substances. [ Time Frame: 1 Day ]
    Receptivity to clinical trials as well as to the use of CBD will be assessed using a questionnaire that will be distributed to all patients at the first encounter. Responses to this questionnaire will provide information regarding in the use of CBD was influencing factor for those who chose to participate or deferring factor for those who decline participation.

  2. Adherence to CBD Products [ Time Frame: Daily, 12 weeks ]
    Adherence will be assessed with a Dosing Diary.

  3. Rate of side effects using medical-grade CBD concentrates [ Time Frame: Daily, 12 weeks ]
    Side effects will be assessed at each encounter clinical evaluation by patient report in a Dosing Diary. All side effects thought to be secondary to CBD will be documented.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Non-metastatic breast cancer patients who developed CIPN (CTCAE sensory grade 2 or 3, motor grade <2) after receiving taxane-based chemotherapy in pre-operative or post-operative setting.
  • Colorectal cancer patients with high risk stage II and stage III disease who developed CIPN (CTCAE sensory grade 2 or 3, motor grade <2) after receiving oxaliplatin in the adjuvant setting.
  • Ovarian cancer patients who developed CIPN (CTCAE sensory grade 2 or 3, motor grade <2) after receiving taxane-containing chemotherapy in the neoadjuvant or adjuvant setting .

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Family history of genetic/familial neuropathy
  • Routine use of recreational or medicinal marijuana products (defined as > 4 times per month) or illicit drug use (positive urine drug screen including opioids, cocaine, amphetamines, PCP, LSD)
  • Known underlying liver disease (Child-Pugh B or C) or baseline elevation in ALT, AST or total bilirubin ≥1.5 x upper limit of normal
  • Patients taking certain medications will be excluded due to potential CBD-drug interaction. CBD may prevent appropriate drug metabolism increasing risk for toxicity. Co-administration of study product and the following medications will be contraindicated and may lead to participant exclusion: clarithromycin, itraconazole, erythromycin, fluconazole, clopidogrel, rifampin, sulfamethoxazole, warfarin, any opioids, warfarin, antiepileptic medications (including carbamazapine, phenytoin, valproic acid, but excepting of gabapentin, clonazepam or diazepam).
  • Underlying history of epilepsy/ recurrent seizure disorder or unexplained seizure within past 6 months
  • Patients with uncontrolled cardiovascular disease defined by myocardial infarction, stroke or transient ischemic attack, or need for coronary stent placement within past six months.
  • Patients with uncontrolled psychiatric illness (who meet DSM-V criteria) or who are at increased risk for suicidality based on baseline Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale.
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or who refuse to practice an effective form of birth control (condoms, diaphragm, birth control pill, IUD)

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04398446


Contacts
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Contact: Sam Meske, MS 484.476.3502 MeskeS@mlhs.org
Contact: Ebuwa Erebor, MPH 4844762756 erebore@mlhs.org

Locations
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United States, Pennsylvania
Lankenau Medical Center Recruiting
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States, 19096
Contact: Marisa Weiss, MD    484-476-2433    weissm@mlhs.org   
Principal Investigator: Marisa Weiss, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Main Line Health
Ananda Hemp, Inc.
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Marisa Weiss, MD Main Line Health System
Publications:
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Responsible Party: Dr. Marisa Weiss, Director, Breast Radiation Oncology, Principal Investigator, Clinical Professor, Main Line Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04398446    
Other Study ID Numbers: F/N-R19-3893L
First Posted: May 21, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2020
Last Verified: June 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colorectal Neoplasms
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases