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L-lysine in Treating Oral Mucositis in Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy With or Without Chemotherapy For Head and Neck Cancer

2014-08-27 03:12:29 | BioPortfolio

Summary

RATIONALE: L-lysine may lessen the severity of oral mucositis, or mouth sores in patients receiving radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy for head and neck cancer.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial studies L-lysine in treating oral mucositis in patients undergoing radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy for head and neck cancer.

Description

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 oral L-lysine once daily 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 for 1 month.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Mucositis

Intervention

quality-of-life assessment, management of therapy complications, L-lysine

Location

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington Cancer Consortium
Seattle
Washington
United States
98109

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:29-0400

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