The Modafinil and Fatigue Trial
Name of the Trial
Why Is This Trial Important?
Research suggests that the drug modafinil, a stimulant, may be effective in relieving fatigue. This study is testing the ability of modafinil to reduce fatigue in cancer patients who are receiving chemotherapy. The study will also examine the relationship between depression and fatigue in patients treated with modafinil.
"Fatigue related to cancer and to cancer treatment are important issues, especially for patients," said Dr. Lori Minasian, chief of the National Cancer Institute's Community Oncology and Prevention Trials Research Group. "Modafinil is one of the more innovative means of treating fatigue, since it works on the body's central nervous system. With this trial, NCI-supported researchers are pursuing a different approach in combating the fatigue that often accompanies treatment for cancer."
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Where Is This Trial Taking Place?
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