Integrative Medicine for Pain in Patients With Advanced Cancer Trial (IMPACT)

Who is this study for? Patients with advanced cancer
Status: Active, not recruiting
Location: See all (8) locations...
Intervention Type: Procedure
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Phase 2
SUMMARY

The purpose of this study is to compare the long-term effectiveness of acupuncture versus massage in people living with advanced cancer. The study will test how the two approaches compare in helping people with pain and its related symptoms and improving quality of life.

Eligibility
Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Minimum Age: 18
Healthy Volunteers: No
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• Age ≥ 18 years or older

• Having a diagnosis of the following: stage III or IV lung cancer; any stage pancreatic cancer; unresectable cholangiocarcinoma; unresectable liver cancer; unresectable ampullary or peri-ampullary cancer or other stage IV gastrointestinal cancer; stage III or IV ovarian or fallopian tube cancers or other stage IV gynecologic cancer; stage IV breast cancer; stage III testicular cancer; stage IV genitourinary cancer; stage III or IV sarcoma; stage IV melanoma; stage III or IV head/neck cancer; stage IV endocrine cancer; or hematological malignancies (lymphoma, myeloma, and leukemia)

• Be ambulatory (Karnofsky functional score of ≥ 60)

• Having musculoskeletal pain, defined as regional (joints, extremities, back, neck) or more generalized (fibromyalgia or chronic widespread pain); Patients with a neuropathic component to their pain that involves the extremities or back will be eligible.

• Having musculoskeletal pain for at least 1 month

• Having had pain for at least 15 days in the preceding 30 days

• Having a pain rating of 4 or greater in worst pain on a 0-10 numerical rating scale in the preceding week

• Having an expected prognosis of greater than six months as judged by the treating oncologist or study physician

Locations
United States
Florida
Baptist Alliance MCI
Miami
New Jersey
Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge (All Protocol Activities)
Basking Ridge
Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth (All Protocol Activities)
Middletown
Memorial Sloan Kettering Bergen (All Protocol Activities)
Montvale
New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Commack (All Protocol Activities)
Commack
Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester (All Protocol Activities)
Harrison
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (All Protocol Activities)
New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Nassau (All Protocol Activities)
Uniondale
Time Frame
Start Date: September 17, 2019
Estimated Completion Date: September 2023
Participants
Target number of participants: 300
Treatments
Experimental: Acupuncture
Participants will receive up to 10 treatments in the first 10 weeks (+/- 4 days) and then receive monthly booster treatments (+/- 7 days) for up to 26 weeks.
Active Comparator: Massage
Participants will receive up to 10 treatments in the first 10 weeks (+/- 4 days) and then receive monthly booster treatments (+/- 7 days) for up to 26 weeks.
Authors
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Sponsors
Leads: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

This content was sourced from clinicaltrials.gov