An Efficacy and Safety Study of Somatuline Depot (Lanreotide) Injection to Treat Carcinoid Syndrome

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The purpose of this study is to determine whether monthly injections of Somatuline Depot are effective and safe in controlling diarrhea and flushing in patients with carcinoid syndrome.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Carcinoid Syndrome


lanreotide, placebo


David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles
United States





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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

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An effect usually, but not necessarily, beneficial that is attributable to an expectation that the regimen will have an effect, i.e., the effect is due to the power of suggestion.

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