This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions lung cancer, dyspnea
Treatment acupuncture
Phase phase 1
Sponsor Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Start date March 2014
End date June 2016
Trial size 12 participants
Trial identifier NCT02094950, UPCC 11513


This is a single arm clinical trial to establish the feasibility of conducting a clinical trial of acupuncture in reducing dyspnea among lung cancer survivors who have completed chemoradiotherapy. Twelve subjects with dyspnea will be recruited to this clinical trial. Up to 10 sessions of acupuncture will be delivered over the course of 8-10 weeks. The primary outcome will be dyspnea as measured by the English version of the Cancer Dyspnea Scale at the completion of the intervention.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Primary purpose supportive care

Primary Outcomes

time frame: 10 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis of Lung Cancer (Non small cell and small cell both eligible) - Completion of concurrent CRT at least 6 months prior to randomization. - Dyspnea which worsened after Chemoradiotherapy, leading to a ATS dyspnea score greater than or equal to 2 (Walks slower than people of the same age on the level because of breathlessness or has to stop for breath when walking at own pace on level) - Ability to understand written English -Willingness to adhere to all study-related procedures - Age 18 years old - ECOG Performance Status 1-3 Exclusion Criteria: - Current receipt of therapy for treatment related pneumonitis for 3 weeks. - Surgical resection of this LC (lobectomy or pneumonectomy) - Another organic cause of dyspnea necessitating treatment (eg pleural effusion appropriate for thoracentesis, rapidly progressive intrathoracic recurrence, symptomatic pulmonary embolus after CRT, untreated anemia with hemoglobin8 g/dL) - Current bleeding disorder by history - Life expectancy of 12 weeks, as assessed by primary oncologist

Additional Information

Official title Acupuncture Feasibility Trial for Dyspnea in Lung Cancer
Principal investigator Joshua Bauml, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.