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Pregabalin in Preventing Acute Pain Syndrome in Patients Receiving Paclitaxel

Information source: Academic and Community Cancer Research United
Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on February 07, 2013
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Pain; Peripheral Neuropathy

Intervention: pregabalin (Drug); placebo (Drug); questionnaire administration (Other)

Phase: N/A

Status: Recruiting

Sponsored by: Academic and Community Cancer Research United

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Charles Loprinzi, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Mayo Clinic

Summary

This randomized pilot clinical trial studies pregabalin in preventing acute pain syndrome in patients receiving paclitaxel. Pregabalin may control the pain caused by cancer treatment.

Clinical Details

Official title: RC11C3, Pilot Placebo-controlled Evaluation of Pregabalin as a Means to Prevent the Paclitaxel-Associated Acute Pain Syndrome

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Primary outcome: Number of patients pregabalin has any effect on the prevention of paclitaxel-associated acute pain syndrome (P-APS) at 180 days.

Secondary outcome:

Number of patients benefit of pregabalin on paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy at 6 months.

Number of toxicities related to pregabalin therapy in this study situation at 6 months.

Detailed description: PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To obtain pilot data regarding the possible effect of pregabalin on pain related to paclitaxel-associated acute pain syndrome (P-APS). SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. To obtain pilot data regarding the possible effect of pregabalin on paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy. II. To obtain pilot data regarding the possible relative toxicities related to pregabalin therapy in this study situation. TERTIARY OBJECTIVES: I. To characterize neurological testing abnormalities that might occur with the P-APS, and to evaluate neurological testing abnormalities during the period of the longer-term chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). II. To determine the PRO incidence and characteristics of, and change in, P-APS and paclitaxel induced more chronic CIPN over several cycles. These data will serve to confirm the results obtained in our previous natural history study N08C1. OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms. ARM I: Patients receive pregabalin orally (PO) twice daily (BID), beginning on the first night of chemotherapy, for 12 weeks and then once daily (QD) for 1 week. ARM II: Patients receive placebo PO BID, beginning on the first night of chemotherapy, for 12 weeks and then QD for 1 week. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 30 days for 6 months.

Eligibility

Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Age > or equal to 18 years

- Ability to complete questionnaires by themselves or with assistance Paclitaxel

at a dose of 80 mg/m^2 given, in the adjuvant setting, every week for a planned course of 12 weeks without any other concurrent therapy

- Paclitaxel at a dose of 80 mg/m2 given, in the adjuvant (postoperative or

neo-adjuvant) setting, every week for a planned course of 12 weeks without any other concurrent cytotoxic chemotherapy (trastuzumab and/or other antibody and/or small molecule treatment is allowed, except for PARP inhibitors).

- Life expectancy > 6 months

- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0 or 1

- Negative pregnancy test (serum or urine) done =< 7 days prior to registration, for

women of childbearing potential only (per clinician discretion)

Exclusion Criteria:

- Pregnant women

- Nursing women

- Men or women of childbearing potential who are unwilling to employ adequate

contraception since this study involves agents that have known genotoxic, mutagenic and teratogenic effects

- Previous diagnosis of diabetic or other peripheral neuropathy

- Current, planned or previous use, within last 6 months, of gabapentin or pregabalin

- History of allergic or other adverse reactions to gabapentin or pregabalin

- Significant renal insufficiency with a history of a creatinine clearance (CrCL) <

30ml/min

- Prior exposure to neurotoxic chemotherapy

- Seizure history

- Diagnosis of fibromyalgia

- Previous exposure to paclitaxel

Locations and Contacts

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, United States; Recruiting
Mayo Clinic Clinical Trials Office, Phone: 507-538-7623
Charles L. Loprinzi, Principal Investigator
Additional Information

Starting date: January 2012
Last updated: January 28, 2013

Page last updated: February 07, 2013

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