Evaluate the Effectiveness of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLT) Combined With Acupuncture

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Erika Carmel

Status

Not yet enrolling

Conditions

Cancer

Treatments

Device: B-Cure Laser Pro and needles

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02686203
GD-IP-101

Details and patient eligibility

About

evaluating The Investigational Therapy effects on quality of life, pain and patient's clinical status in adult cancer patients with solid tumors who are no longer candidates for active oncological therapies.

Full description

evaluating The Investigational Therapy effects on quality of life, pain and patient's clinical status in adult cancer patients with solid tumors who are no longer candidates for active oncological therapies. Eligible patients will be enrolled into the study and receive at least two 20-min treatment sessions, 2 to 12 weeks apart, with the Investigational Therapy on healthy body tissue (i.e. non-tumor region) of back of the hand and/or foot. Number of treatment sessions and treatment frequency will be individualized per patient depending on patient's status as well as per the discretion of the treating therapist, who is specialized and experienced with using the Investigational Therapy. Patients will be assessed for quality of life, pain and patient's clinical status according to acceptable clinical evaluations. If at any time after the start of this study, it will be decided to initiate active oncological treatment, the principal investigator or designee will inform the Sponsor. The Sponsor will decide if the patient will stay or be discontinued from the study.

Enrollment

30 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 70 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  1. Male and female patients 18 to 70 years of age diagnosed with cancer (with or without metastasis) including but not limited to breast, ovarian, cervical, uterine, renal, bladder, gastric, pancreas, lung, thyroid, colorectal, small and large intestine, testicle and prostate cancer who have either

    1. failed standard treatment for their type of cancer
    2. decline standard treatment and interested in non-invasive treatment or change in life style
    3. have time to decide on treatment options and interested in non-invasive treatment
  2. Confirm cancer diagnosis using biopsy, biomarkers or imaging (PET/CT, MRI, CT, Ultrasound, etc.)

  3. Karnofsky performance status score of at least 60% for lung cancer and at least 50% for all other cancers at the screening visit

  4. Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks

  5. Patients must have adequate organ function as defined below:

    1. AST (SGOT)/ALT(SGPT) <3x upper limit of normal (ULN).
    2. Serum creatinine <2.0 mg/dL.
    3. Serum bilirubin <3 mg/dL
  6. Signed written informed consent to participate in the study independently by patient.

  7. Ability to comply with the requirements of the study.

Exclusion criteria

  1. Participation in an interventional investigational trial within 30 days of the screening visit.
  2. Receipt of chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 1 month of the screening visits
  3. Patients with other concurrent severe and/or uncontrolled medical condition which could compromise participation in the study or interfere with the evaluation of the investigational therapy effect (i.e. active infection, uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, congestive cardiac failure, unstable angina, ventricular arrhythmias, active ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction within six months, chronic liver or renal disease, active upper gastrointestinal tract ulceration).
  4. Any form of substance abuse (including drug or alcohol abuse), psychiatric disorder or any chronic condition susceptible, in the opinion of the investigator or the sponsor, of interfering with the conduct of the study.
  5. who are likely to be non-compliant or uncooperative during the study. -

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

30 participants in 1 patient group

B-Cure Laser Pro and needles
Experimental group
Description:
Treatment will consist of acupuncture applied by a combination of B-Cure Laser Pro, an approved handheld, portable device emitting low level laser, and needles using two to four acupoints (The Investigational Therapy). The Investigational Therapy will be administered by a treating therapist designated by the Sponsor who is experienced in employing the treatment.
Treatment:
Device: B-Cure Laser Pro and needles

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Michael schlosser

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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