WFU 97115 - A Phase III Prospective Randomized Trial of Acupuncture for Treatment of Radiation-Induced Xerostomia in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

Date Added
January 19th, 2016
PRO Number
Jeffrey Giguere

List of Studies

Cancer, Cancer/Head & Neck, Cancer/Other

This research study is for patients who have xerostomia (dry mouth) caused by radiation treatment received in the past for cancer.

The purposed of this study is to determine whether or not acupuncture can improve symptoms related to dry mouth due to head/neck radiotherapy.

Eligible participants will be randomized (assigned by a computer) to one of three groups: the standard of care group (group where usual care for dry mouth is given) or to one of two acupuncture groups. One of the acupuncture treatment approaches has not been studied in a large randomized trial and may not target symptoms. Each group is equally important in the trial. All groups play an important role in helping to determine if acupuncture helps decrease symptoms of dry mouth.

Participation will last up to 9 months. About 240 people will be enrolled in this trial.

Recruitment Contact
Gina Norris

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