Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition breast cancer
Treatments 'r' (electro-kinetically altered beverage), placebo (water)
Sponsor South Sound Care Foundation
Start date January 2013
End date January 2018
Trial size 24 participants
Trial identifier NCT02217033, R822662

Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of consuming "R" on quality of life in the areas of insomnia, fatigue, and depression in female breast cancer patients receiving multi-cycle adjuvant chemotherapy.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (subject, caregiver, investigator, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose supportive care
Arm
(Placebo Comparator)
In this arm, eligible subjects will begin to consume purified water (placebo) just prior to the 1st cycle of chemotherapy. Subjects will continue to consume the placebo through their chemotherapy and then for an additional 12 weeks after completing chemotherapy. Subjects will consume a specific volume based on the following weight categories: <150 lb = 2 bottles/day; ≥150 lb and <225 lb = 3 bottles/day; ≥225 lb = 4 bottles/day. Subjects will consume placebo for a minimum of 168 days.
placebo (water)
(Experimental)
Patients randomized to this arm will begin to consume "R" (Electro-kinetically altered beverage) just prior to the 1st cycle of chemotherapy and continue it through their chemotherapy cycles and then for an additional 12 weeks after completing chemotherapy. Subjects will consume a specific volume based on the following weight categories: <150 lb = 2 bottles/day; ≥150 lb and <225 lb = 3 bottles/day; ≥225 lb = 4 bottles/day. Subjects will consume R for a minimum of 168 days.
'r' (electro-kinetically altered beverage)

Primary Outcomes

Measure
The effects of consuming "R" on quality of life in the areas of insomnia in breast cancer patients receiving multi-cycle adjuvant chemotherapy
time frame: Patients will be followed for up to 25 weeks
The effects of consuming "R" on quality of life in the areas of fatigue in breast cancer patients receiving multi-cycle adjuvant chemotherapy
time frame: Patients will be followed for up to 25 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
The effects of consuming "R" on quality of life in the areas of depression in breast cancer patients receiving multi-cycle adjuvant chemotherapy
time frame: Patients will be followed for up to 25 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Female, non-smokers ≥ 18 years of age - Histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of Stage I or II adenocarcinoma of the breast and a candidate for adjuvant chemotherapy - Scheduled to receive 4 cycles of adjuvant Taxotere and Cytoxan chemotherapy (TC): docetaxel 75 mg/m2 and cyclophosphamide 600 mg/m2 administered intravenously on Day 1 of each 21-day cycle - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Status (ECOG) performance status of ≤ 1 - No prior treatment for breast cancer other than surgery - Adequate baseline organ function as evidenced by: - Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL - Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1.5 x 109 cells/mm3 - Platelet count ≥ 100,000 cells/mm3 - Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) - Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 1.5 x ULN - No history of other malignancies within the last 5 years, except for carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin that have been previously treated with curative intent - Women of childbearing potential who commit to using two forms of highly effective non-hormonal contraception either by the subject and/or partner during the study - Negative urine pregnancy test at screening - Negative urine drug screen (UDS) for drugs of abuse including cotinine (nicotine) at screening - Subjects must be capable of understanding the purpose and risks of the study and provide written, voluntary informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Preexisting diagnosed psychiatric disorder as defined by The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders (published by the American Psychiatric Association). Subjects with a diagnosis of depression will be allowed to enter into study as long as they have been treated with medication for ≥ 6 months and/or depression is considered to be well controlled - Pregnant or lactating - Diabetes - Concomitant use of any sleeping agents during the course of the study (Anti- anxiety medications will be allowed) - Steroid therapy other than the standard prescribed therapy of either of the following during the course of the study: - Dexamethasone 4-12 mg IV on Day 1 of any cycle - Dexamethasone 4-12 mg PO on Day 2 and Day 3 of any cycle - Anti-estrogen therapy other than the standard prescribed therapy of one of the following: - Tamoxifen/Nolvadex 20 mg PO daily - Anastrazole/Arimidex 1 mg PO daily - Letrozole/Femara 2.5 mg PO daily - Exemestane/Aromasin 25 mg PO daily - Use of any other antiemetic regimen other than the following (with the exception of PO antiemetics): - Emend /Aprepitant150 mg IV on Day 1 of any cycle - Aloxi/Palonosetron 0.25 mg IV on Day 1 of any cycle - Dexamethasone 8 mg IV on Day 1 of any cycle - Dexamethasone 8 mg PO on Day 2 and Day 3 of any cycle - Zofran/Ondansetron 12 mg IV on Day 1 of any cycle - Kytrile/Granisetron 1-2 mg IV on Day 1 of any cycle - Therapy with any immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive drugs within 6 months prior to enrollment - Known history of positive viral serology test for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1), HBsAG and Hepatitis C antibody - Any change in the initially prescribed chemotherapy - Use of herbal remedies, dietary supplements or mega-vitamins, with the exception of a multi-vitamin - Investigator deems the subject to be unable or unwilling to comply with the requirements of the protocol

Additional Information

Official title A Pilot Study Evaluating the Effect of 'R' (Electro-Kinetically Altered Beverage) on Insomnia, Fatigue and Depression in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Principal investigator Francis (Frank) Senecal, MD
Description Female breast cancer patients eligible for adjuvant therapy with four cycles of Taxotere and Cytoxan chemotherapy after surgery will be enrolled for the study. Eligible subjects will begin to consume either "R" or purified water (placebo) just prior to the 1st cycle of chemotherapy. Subjects will continue to consume either "R" or placebo through Cycle 1, Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4, and for an additional 12 weeks after completing chemotherapy. Study procedures will include clinical lab assessments, analysis of inflammatory markers, RNA biomarkers, adverse events, subject diary, and quality of life measurements for insomnia, fatigue and depression.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by South Sound Care Foundation.