Prayer as a Possible Adjuvant Treatment for Breast Cancer - A Randomized Partially Blinded Controlled Clinical Trial Evaluating the Effect of Prayer on Humoral and Biochemical Parameters in Stage I-IV Breast Cancer
The purpose of this pilot study is to investigate certain biological mechanisms that may
underlie the beneficial effects seen among cancer patients who pray. It will evaluate the
effect of prayer on humoral (including biochemical/physiological inflammatory/immune)
parameters, monitor changes in cancer related biomarkers and evaluate the effect of prayer
on blood pressure, quality of life, health and dietary habits in relation to prayer
activities, using validated questionnaires.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
A. Evaluate the effect of prayer on humoral (including biochemical/physiological inflammatory/immune) parameters approximately every three months at the subjects routine oncology visit.
Stephen Ray, MD
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
United States: Institutional Review Board
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