A Phase 3 Randomized Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial of Donepezil in Chemotherapy Exposed Breast Cancer Survivors With Cognitive Impairment
This study is to compare the safety and effects of donepezil (Aricept) or if it decreases memory loss after receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer.
•Women ≥18 years old with history of invasive breast cancer
•Must have completed at least 4 cycles of adjuvant/neo-adjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy between 1 and 5 years prior to registration (Ongoing herceptin or other chronic HER 2 directed therapies are allowed).
•Patients receiving ongoing hormonal therapy for breast cancer must be on the same hormonal agent for at least 3 months prior to study registration and plan to continue for the duration of the study (9 months)
•Use of psychotropic medications (anti-depressants, anxiolytics, sleeping aids, narcotics) is permitted (patient will be asked to list any that have been taken within the last 3 days on the recent medication sheet) if dose is stable over previous 12 weeks.
•Self-reported cognitive problem plus a measured memory deficit (score <7 on single trial of Eligibility Pre-screen HVLT-R Form C).
•Prior treatment with > 4 cycles of adjuvant/neo-adjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy
Multiple Tumor Types
Alison Conlin, M.D.
Wake Forest NCORP Research Base
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