Chicago, Illinois 60612


Capecitabine (Xeloda) a drug in cancer therapy. Its use is limited often by its toxicities. This study is asking if vitamin B6 can prevent one of the common toxicities of xeloda which is numbness and/or rash of the hands and feet, a condition called Hand and Foot syndrome. patients , starting capecitabine chemotherapy for their cancer, will participate in this study at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. They will be randomized to receive either vitamin B6 or a placebo. investigators and patients will be blinded to the intervention.


Inclusion Criteria: - Any adult patient starting capecitabine-containing chemotherapy - Has never had capecitabine before - Performance status 0-2 using the ECOG classification - Life expectancy more than 6 months - Agreed to stop any vitamin supplements, apart from vitamin D. - Liver function studies including AST/ALT within 3x upper limit of normal - Signed informed consent must be obtained from participating individuals



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Tareq Braik, MD
Phone: 312-8390060

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Chicago, Illinois 60612
United States

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Site Status: Recruiting

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Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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