Cancer-related Cognitive Function Acupuncture Pilot Study (CLARITY

Who is this study for? Patients with Cancer
Status: Active, not recruiting
Location: See all (6) locations...
Intervention Type: Other
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Phase 2

This study is being done to explore whether acupuncture can improve cognitive difficulties in patients diagnosed with cancer.

Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Minimum Age: 18
Healthy Volunteers: No

• English-speaking

• Age 18 ≥ years old

• Diagnosis (breast, colorectal, prostate or gynecological cancer)

• Completed initial cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy) at least one month prior to study enrollment (patients receiving maintenance cancer treatment with hormonal or targeted therapies are permitted)

• Must report moderate or greater perceived CD as indicated by a score of quite a bit or very much on at least one of the two items that specifically assess concentration (item #20) and memory (item #25) on the EORTC QLQ-C30 instrument (version 3.0)

• Must indicate that their cognitive functions have worsened since their cancer diagnosis by replying Yes to all of the following questions:

• Do you think or feel that your memory or mental ability has gotten worse since your cancer diagnosis?

• Do you think your mind isn't as sharp now as it was before your cancer diagnosis?

• Do you feel like these problems have made it harder to function on your job or take care of things around the home?

• Must be willing to adhere to all study-related procedures, including randomization to one of the 2 possible choices: acupuncture or sham acupuncture

United States
New Jersey
Memoral Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge
Basking Ridge
Memoral Sloan Kettering Monmouth
Memorial Sloan Kettering Bergen
New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Commack
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Nassau
Time Frame
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Estimated Completion Date: July 2023
Target number of participants: 48
Experimental: Acupuncture
Sham Comparator: Sham Acupuncture (SA)
Other: Wait-List Control
This arm is Closed to accrual.
Leads: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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