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Fatigue | Biomarkers of Fatigue Related to Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Fatigue research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

Fatigue is common in cancer patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy. To further understand the mechanism of fatigue and search for potential biomarkers, we will conduct a prospective study with breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Non metastatic breast cancer; - Patients undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy Exclusion Criteria: - hypothyroidism; - Depression; - anemia; - heart disease or decompensated hypertension

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Fatigue

Breast Cancer

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Control: patients without fatiguePatients whose scores on the brief fatigue inventory (BFI) (15) won't increase after having received the first cycle of chemotherapy will be considered as controls

Patients with fatighePatients whose scores on the brief fatigue inventory (BFI) (15) increase after having received the first cycle of chemotherapy will be considered as having manifested fatigue

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: November 2013

Completed Date: March 2014

Phase:

Type: Observational

Design:

Primary Outcome: Potential biomarkers related to chemotherapy induced fatigue

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Felipe M Cruz, PhD

Lead Sponsor: Faculdade de Medicina do ABC

Collaborator:

More information:https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT02041364

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