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Acupuncture for Cancer-Related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients


Phase 1
21 Years
N/A
Not Enrolling
Female
Fatigue

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Trial Information

Acupuncture for Cancer-Related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients


Each participant will have a baseline visit before her radiation therapy begins to complete
questionnaires. Participants will receive either true acupuncture or sham acupuncture twice
per week for the six weeks of radiation therapy. She will have a short questionnaire at
three weeks into her radiation, and she will complete questionnaires again at the end of her
radiation and four weeks later.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Localized breast cancer

- Average to above average fatigue

- Planning radiation therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

- History of acupuncture treatment

- Allergy to stainless steel

- Pacemaker

- Anticoagulant therapy

- Known bleeding disorder

- Metastatic breast cancer

- Seizure disorder

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Cancer-related fatigue

Outcome Time Frame:

10 weeks

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Judith Balk, MD MPH

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Pittsburgh

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

0506139

NCT ID:

NCT00177840

Start Date:

September 2005

Completion Date:

September 2007

Related Keywords:

  • Fatigue
  • cancer-related fatigue
  • acupuncture
  • breast cancer
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Fatigue

Name

Location

Magee-Womens HospitalPittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15213-3180