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L-lysine in the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients- A Pilot Study


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18 Years
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Not Enrolling
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Mucositis, Oral Complications of Chemotherapy, Oral Complications of Radiation Therapy, Recurrent Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip, Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx, Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx, Recurrent Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Recurrent Salivary Gland Cancer, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx, Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx, Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx, Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Stage I Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Stage I Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip, Stage I Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx, Stage I Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx, Stage I Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Stage I Salivary Gland Cancer, Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx, Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx, Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity, Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx, Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx, Stage I Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx, Stage I Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Stage II Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Stage II Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip, Stage II Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx, Stage II Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx, Stage II Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Stage II Salivary Gland Cancer, Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx, Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx, Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity, Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx, Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx, Stage II Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx, Stage II Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Stage III Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Stage III Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip, Stage III Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx, Stage III Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx, Stage III Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Stage III Salivary Gland Cancer, Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx, Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx, Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity, Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx, Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx, Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx, Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Stage IV Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Stage IV Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip, Stage IV Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx, Stage IV Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx, Stage IV Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Stage IV Salivary Gland Cancer, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx, Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx, Stage IV Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx, Stage IV Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity

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Trial Information

L-lysine in the Treatment of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients- A Pilot Study


PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine the complete response rate, decrease in severity, and time to complete
response of oral mucositis related to head and neck cancer irradiation and chemotherapy
after using L-lysine supplementation daily.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine the functional impact of use of L-lysine for oral mucositis on daily life as
measured by the Functional Life Index-Cancer (FLIC) Questionnaire total score.

OUTLINE:

Patients receive L-lysine orally (PO) once daily (QD) until completion of radiotherapy and
resolution of mucositis in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up weekly until mucositis
resolves.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Cytologically or pathologically proven cancer of the oropharynx, lip, oral cavity,
larynx, hypopharynx, nasopharynx, and salivary glands

- Predicted life expectancy greater than 12 weeks

- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status 0-2

- Renal function with a calculated creatinine clearance of 55 ml/min or greater, per
Cockcroft-Gault formula

- Patients undergoing radiation therapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy

- Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria

- Use of illicit drugs, alcohol abuse, or tobacco abuse during treatment

- Subjects may not be receiving other investigational agents

- Inability or unwillingness to comply with radiation therapy and chemotherapy regimens

- Inability or unwillingness to take daily L-Lysine supplementation as prescribed

- Use of arginine supplementation

- History of renal failure or compromise

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

Decrease in mucositis severity and time to complete response

Outcome Description:

Complete Response will be documented by complete resolution of oral mucositis, as defined by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) grading scale. If the true percent of patients that respond is 20%, we will have a 90% chance of seeing at least 1 patient in 10 with a response. If none of the 10 patients show significant improvement in time to response, then we can be 90% confident that the true rate of significant improvement is less than 20%.

Outcome Time Frame:

Weekly post-treatment until Grade 0 mucositis is achieved

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Upendra Parvathaneni

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

7101

NCT ID:

NCT01155609

Start Date:

September 2010

Completion Date:

October 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Mucositis
  • Oral Complications of Chemotherapy
  • Oral Complications of Radiation Therapy
  • Recurrent Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip
  • Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx
  • Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx
  • Recurrent Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Recurrent Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx
  • Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity
  • Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx
  • Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx
  • Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Stage I Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Stage I Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip
  • Stage I Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx
  • Stage I Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx
  • Stage I Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Stage I Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx
  • Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity
  • Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx
  • Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx
  • Stage I Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Stage I Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Stage II Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Stage II Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip
  • Stage II Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx
  • Stage II Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx
  • Stage II Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Stage II Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx
  • Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity
  • Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx
  • Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx
  • Stage II Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Stage II Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Stage III Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Stage III Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip
  • Stage III Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx
  • Stage III Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx
  • Stage III Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Stage III Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx
  • Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity
  • Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx
  • Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx
  • Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Stage IV Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Stage IV Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip
  • Stage IV Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx
  • Stage IV Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx
  • Stage IV Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Stage IV Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx
  • Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity
  • Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx
  • Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx
  • Stage IV Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Stage IV Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
  • Carcinoma
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Laryngeal Diseases
  • Stomatitis
  • Carcinoma, Mucoepidermoid
  • Carcinoma, Verrucous
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms
  • Hypopharyngeal Neoplasms
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms
  • Mucositis
  • Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
  • Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms

Name

Location

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer ConsortiumSeattle, Washington  98109