Carvedilol in Preventing Heart Failure in Childhood Cancer Survivors
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- Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
- Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
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- Rochester, Minnesota: 16-005704
NCT ID: NCT02717507
Sponsor Protocol Number: ALTE1621
About this study
This randomized phase IIb trial studies how well low-dose carvedilol works in preventing heart failure in cancer survivors exposed to high dose anthracyclines for management of childhood cancer. Patients who received high-dose anthracycline chemotherapy are at a much greater risk for developing heart failure compared to survivors who didn't get any anthracycline chemotherapy. Heart failure happens when the heart muscle has been weakened and can't pump blood as well as it should. Carvedilol may help lower the risk of cardiovascular complications.
Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.See eligibility criteria
- Males must weigh >55 Kg
- Females must weigh >50 Kg
- Patient must have had a cancer diagnosis < 21 years of age, irrespective of current age
- Patient must have a lifetime cumulative anthracycline dose: >= 300 mg/m^2 DOXOrubicin equivalent without the protection of dexrazoxane (zinecard) therapy
- Patient must have completed cancer treatment >= 2 years prior to study enrollment
Participating Mayo Clinic locations
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|Mayo Clinic Location
Mayo Clinic principal investigator
Carola A Arndt, M.D.
Open for enrollment
Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office