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RATIONALE: Modafinil may be effective in relieving fatigue in patients with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy. The effectiveness of modafinil in relieving chemotherapy-related fatigue is not yet known.
- Assess the degree to which modafinil can reduce fatigue in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.
- Assess the relationship between depression and fatigue in patients treated with this drug.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study. Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.
- Arm I: Beginning on day 5 of the second course of chemotherapy, patients receive oral modafinil once daily.
- Arm II: Beginning on day 5 of the second course of chemotherapy, patients receive oral placebo once daily.
Treatment in both arms continues until day 7 of course 4 of chemotherapy in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Fatigue and quality of life are assessed on day 7 of courses 2-4 of chemotherapy.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 837 patients will be accrued for this study within approximately 2.5 years.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
MBCCOP - Gulf Coast
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:53-0400
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