Curcumin in Preventing Colorectal Cancer in Patients Undergoing Colorectal Endoscopy or Colorectal Surgery

U

University of Leicester

Status and phase

Unknown
Phase 1

Conditions

Colorectal Cancer

Treatments

Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Other: high performance liquid chromatography
Other: pharmacological study
Procedure: therapeutic conventional surgery
Dietary Supplement: curcumin
Procedure: diagnostic endoscopic procedure

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00973869
EUDRACT-2007-001971-13
CDR0000648267
LRI-UL-CURCUMIN
EU-20961

Details and patient eligibility

About

RATIONALE: Chemoprevention is the use of certain drugs to keep cancer from forming. The use of curcumin may prevent or treat colorectal cancer. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects of curcumin in preventing colorectal cancer in patients undergoing colorectal endoscopy or colorectal surgery.

Full description

OBJECTIVES: Primary To determine levels of curcumin and its metabolites in normal colorectal tissue in patients undergoing colorectal endoscopy or colorectal cancer surgery following a 14-day course of curcumin. Secondary To assess the practicality, acceptability, and safety of administering 5 capsules of curcumin daily for 14 days. To check the presence of curcumin and its metabolites in peripheral blood and urine. OUTLINE: Patients receive oral curcumin once daily for 14-28 days. Patients then undergo colorectal endoscopy or resection. Normal colorectal tissue samples are collected via biopsy for curcumin assay after the last dose of curcumin. Patients also undergo blood and urine sample collection at baseline and after the last dose of curcumin for pharmacokinetic analysis by high performance liquid chromatography. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 14 days.

Enrollment

30 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

Meets 1 of the following criteria:

  • Has a positive fecal occult blood test found during a pilot colorectal cancer screening program
  • Awaiting diagnostic or surveillance colonoscopy
  • Diagnosis of colorectal cancer

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Able to return for follow-up tests
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception

No discrete gastric or duodenal ulcer > 5 mm in the past year

  • Patients with a history of Helicobacter pylori-related peptic ulcer disease are eligible after successfully completing antibiotic treatment for Helicobacter pylori
  • No significant medical or psychiatric problem, including significant renal, hepatic, or hematological dysfunction, that would make the patient a poor candidate for this study

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

  • More than 3 months since prior investigational agents
  • No prior pelvic radiotherapy
  • No other concurrent investigational agents

Trial contacts and locations

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