Clinical Trials for Complementary or Alternative Medicine Procedure(s)

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  • Oral Cryotherapy plus Acupressure and Acupuncture versus Oral Cryotherapy for Decreasing Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy from Oxaliplatin-Based Chemotherapy in Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancer

    This phase II trial investigates how well oral cryotherapy plus acupressure and acupuncture compared with oral cryotherapy alone work in decreasing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in patients with gastrointestinal cancer who are receiving oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy. Acupressure is the application of pressure or localized massage to specific sites on the body to control symptoms such as pain or nausea. Acupuncture is the technique of inserting thin needles through the skin at specific points on the body to control pain and other symptoms. Cryotherapy uses cold temperature such as oral ice chips to prevent abnormally increased pain sensation. Giving oral cryotherapy with acupressure and acupuncture may work better in decreasing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy from oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy in patients with gastrointestinal cancer compared to oral cryotherapy alone.
    Location: Fred Hutch / University of Washington Cancer Consortium, Seattle, Washington

  • Acupuncture for the Treatment of Intravesical BCG-Related Adverse Events in High-Risk Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

    This phase II trial studies the safety and feasibility of utilizing acupuncture in patients with high-risk bladder cancer that has not spread to the surrounding muscle (non-muscle invasive) undergoing treatment with intravesical BCG. BCG is a weakened form of the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis that does not cause disease. It is used in a solution to stimulate the immune system in the treatment of bladder cancer. Unfortunately, many patients experience side effects such as pelvic pain, painful urination, severe urgency, frequency, urge incontinence, need to urinate at night, and / or infectious complications. These side effects may cause patients to delay or stop BCG treatment. Acupuncture is a medical intervention in which fine metallic needles are inserted into anatomical locations of the body to stimulate the peripheral and the central nervous system. Giving acupuncture before each intravesical BCG treatment may help to reduce the side effects of intravesical BCG, and help patients complete treatment. Specific outcomes of interest include acceptability to patients, effect of acupuncture on intravesical BCG-related side effects, and adverse events associated with acupuncture.
    Location: Fred Hutch / University of Washington Cancer Consortium, Seattle, Washington

  • Home-Based Neurofeedback Program in Treating Participants with Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

    This trial studies how well a home-based neurofeedback program works in treating participants with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage that affects motor function). Neurofeedback training is a type of therapy that uses an electroencephalograph and a computer software program to measure brain wave activity. It may help teach participants how to change their own brain waves to lower their perception of pain symptoms and improve overall quality of life.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Dyadic Yoga in Supporting Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Radiotherapy and Their Family Caregivers

    This trial studies how well dyadic yoga works in supporting patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy and their family caregivers. Dyadic Yoga may help to improve fatigue, sleep difficulties, depression symptoms, and overall quality of life.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Fluid Measurements and MRI in Determining Biomarkers of Lymphatic Dysfunction in Patients with Breast Cancer

    This trial uses fluid measurements of the arm and MRI to determine biomarkers of lymphatic dysfunction in patients with breast cancer. Studying the lymphatic system (the part of your body that helps to process and clear waste products) in different ways will help doctors understand more about lymphedema (excess fluid after lymph nodes are removed) and help with prevention and management of lymphedema in patients with breast cancer.
    Location: Vanderbilt University / Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee

  • A Multi-Modality Surveillance Program in Screening Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer

    The purpose of the Personalized Risk-based Imaging Surveillance Model (PRISM) study is to develop a personalized approach to screening women at high risk for breast cancer in diverse populations. A multi-modality surveillance program includes cognitive-behavioral self-management of anxiety therapy, clinical hypnosis, dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and mammogram. This study will also evaluate quality of life and measures of psychological well-being during breast cancer screening and compare breast MRI and mammogram in a high-risk population. Additionally, it will evaluate whether a new intervention for anxiety-reduction will help to improve adherence in high risk women undergoing intensive surveillance. Women participating in this study will learn self-management of anxiety using a technique called clinical hypnosis, which may help participants feel more relaxed during MRI. DCE MRI and mammogram may help doctors to detect breast cancer earlier when it is easier to treat.
    Location: University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chicago, Illinois

  • mHealth in Aiding Participants in Smoking Cessation

    This early phase I trial studies how well mobile health (mHealth) works in aiding participating in quitting smoking. Mobile health for smoking cessation may better help doctors gather information and understand what happens when attempting to quit smoking.
    Location: Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida

  • Mindfulness Training and Oxytocin for the Reduction of Smoking and Craving among Smokers in Withdrawal

    This phase II trial studies the effect of mindfulness training and oxytocin in reducing smoking and craving among smokers in withdrawal. Mindfulness training given in the form of daily audio recordings allows individuals to be present with their own emotions, thoughts, and bodily sensations without reactive judgment. Oxytocin is a naturally occurring hormone in the brain and throughout the body. Increasing oxytocin level in the body may reduce tobacco craving. This trial is being done to learn if mindfulness training combined with oxytocin nasal spray reduces the urge to smoke.
    Location: USC / Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Brief Mind-Body Intervention for the Improvement of Patient Experience and Outcomes in Men Undergoing Prostate Biopsy

    This pilot trial studies how well a brief mind-body intervention works for the improvement of patient experience and outcomes in men who are undergoing prostate biopsy. The brief mind-body intervention involves mindfulness meditation which focuses on using positive images and breathing exercises that may lower the levels of pain, discomfort, and anxiety in patients prior to undergoing prostate biopsies.
    Location: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

  • Cereset Intervention in Relieving Stress in Caregivers of Patients with High Grade Gliomas

    This trial studies how well the Cereset intervention works in relieving stress in caregivers of patients with high grade gliomas. Cereset is a stress-relaxation treatment where sounds are used that help to balance brain rhythms. The purpose of this study is to see if caregivers of patients with brain tumors will use the device and see how it might relieve stress and anxiety in caregivers.
    Location: Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • Assessing the Levels of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Using a Point-of-Nerve Conduction Device (NeuroMetrix) and the Rydel-Seiffer Tuning Fork in Patients Receiving Electroacupuncture Therapy

    This trial studies how well a point-of-care nerve conduction device (NeuroMetrix) and Rydel-Seiffer tuning fork work in assessing the levels of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in patients receiving electroacupuncture therapy. CIPN is a common, persistent side effect among patients who receive chemotherapy. It is characterized by a variety of symptoms such as numbness, tingling, reduced sense of touch, reduced proprioception (awareness of limb and body position in space), pain, weakness, balance disturbances, and decreases in motor skills. Receiving electroacupuncture may have positive effects on CIPN. This trial may help researchers determine the validity of using NeuroMetrix and Rydel-Seiffer tuning fork in assessing the levels of CIPN in patients receiving electroacupuncture therapy.
    Location: Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida

  • Music Therapy in Cancer Patients with Delirium

    This trial studies the use and experience of music therapy in cancer patients with delirium (a disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness) and the experience of music therapists working with these patients. Music therapy sessions are done at the patient’s bedside, where the music therapist plays live music on a guitar, keyboard, harp, or percussion instrument, sometimes as accompaniment to singing. Music therapy may improve physical and emotional symptoms such as pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression. Music therapy may also improve spiritual well-being and quality of life.
    Location: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York