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Adjuvant Acupuncture Care for Breast Cancer Patients Experiencing Side Effects From Chemotherapy (Acubreast)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00885183
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Difficult to recruit participants)
First Posted : April 21, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 1, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Norwegian Cancer Society
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital of North Norway

Brief Summary:

Breast cancer patients report many symptoms while undergoing conventional care, including nausea/vomiting, fatigue, pain, depression and anxiety. Existing interventions to address these common side effects of treatment are limited. Patients diagnosed with cancer frequently seek complementary medicine (CAM), and there is a need to investigate potential effects of CAM therapies. This phased pilot and feasibility study has two aims:

  1. Develop an acupuncture treatment protocol for adjuvant acupuncture care for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy using structured interviews with established acupuncture teams in Norway.
  2. Implement the treatment protocol in a pilot study to evaluate outcome measures, effect sizes and acceptability of acupuncture care delivered alongside conventional care.

Study results will support the design of future research; including a Phase III randomised controlled trial.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Cancer Procedure: Acupuncture therapy Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Adjuvant Acupuncture Care for Breast Cancer Patients Experiencing Side Effects From Chemotherapy. A Randomised Controlled Pilot and Feasibility Study
Study Start Date : April 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: acupuncture therapy
Breast cancer patients are randomised to additional 12 acupuncture treatment sessions while undergoing standard chemotherapy
Procedure: Acupuncture therapy
12 acupuncture treatment sessions for a period of 16 weeks

Usual care
Control group (usual care) receives standard chemotherapy alone
Procedure: Acupuncture therapy
12 acupuncture treatment sessions for a period of 16 weeks




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fatigue scale [ Time Frame: Weeks 16 and 29 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health related quality of life: EORTC QLQ-C30, EORTC QLQ-BR23, MYCaw [ Time Frame: Weeks 16, 19 and 29 ]
  2. Hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS) [ Time Frame: Weeks 16, 19 and 29 ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Females, 18 years or older with early stage breast cancer, no previous chemotherapy and no metastatic disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Needle phobia, use of anticoagulant drugs, inability to comply with study regimen

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Locations
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Norway
University Hospital of North Norway
Tromsø, Norway, No-9038
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital of North Norway
Norwegian Cancer Society
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sameline Grimsgaard, MD, MPH, PhD Clinical Research Centre, University Hospital of North Norway

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Responsible Party: University Hospital of North Norway
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00885183     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REK NORD 77/08
First Posted: April 21, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 1, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019
Keywords provided by University Hospital of North Norway:
breast cancer
chemotherapy
adjuvant therapy
acupuncture
fatigue
Early stage breast cancer patients
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases