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Marijuana in Combination With Opioids for Cancer Pain: A Pilot Study


Phase 1/Phase 2
18 Years
N/A
Not Enrolling
Both
Neoplasms

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Trial Information

Marijuana in Combination With Opioids for Cancer Pain: A Pilot Study


To take part in this study, you must have ongoing cancer pain which is currently being
treated with opioids. If you meet all the eligibility criteria you will be admitted to the
General Clinical Research Center at San Francisco General Hospital for 9 days. The
treatment consists of smoking one marijuana cigarette 3 times a day.

Inclusion Criteria


INCLUSION CRITERIA

- Have ongoing cancer pain

- Be diagnosed with cancer and have at least a six month survival.

- Be on a stable dose of opioid medication for at least 2 weeks before enrollment.

- Have smoked marijuana on at least 6 occasions in their lifetime prior to enrollment.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA

You must not:

- Start chemotherapy, radiation or biphosphonates during the study, or have received
any new intervention with any such agents within the past 4 weeks.

- Currently be using smoked tobacco products.

- Currently be in methadone treatment.

- Have smoked marijuana within 30 days of enrollment.

- Be diagnosed with diabetes mellitus.

- Have severe heart disease, uncontrolled hypertension, or lung disease.

- Currently be receiving treatment with corticosteroids.

- Be pregnant or breastfeeding.

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Change in level of cancer pain as recorded on a 100mm Visual Analog Scale.

Principal Investigator

Donald I Abrams, M.D.

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

UCSF Community Consortium

Authority:

United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:

C00-SF-108

NCT ID:

NCT00046709

Start Date:

September 2002

Completion Date:

October 2004

Related Keywords:

  • Neoplasms
  • Cancer pain
  • All types of cancer except lung cancer
  • Neoplasms

Name

Location

University of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco, California  94143