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Dietary, Herbal and Alternative Medicine in Glioblastoma Multiforme


Phase II Randomized Evaluation of 5-Lipoxygenase Inhibition by Herbal Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approach Compared to Control as an Adjuvant Therapy in Newly Diagnosed and Recurrent High-grade Gliomas


Giving the herb Boswellia serrata after surgery and radiation therapy may slow the growth of any remaining tumor cells. It is not yet known whether giving Boswellia serrata together with standard treatment is more effective than standard treatment alone in treating high-grade gliomas.


This randomized phase II trial is the study of a combination of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) herbal supplement intervention as an adjuvant to standard treatment of patients with newly diagnosed and recurrent high-grade gliomas (HGG). The central hypothesis of this application is that a herbal preparation that inhibits 5-LO activity, will produce measurable biologically meaningful decrease in 5-LO eicosanoid production and brain edema that will be associated with improved survival and quality of life in patients with HGG.

Study Status: Terminated


Condition Intervention Phase
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Cerebral Edema
Drug: Boswellia serrata extract
Dietary Supplement: cyanocobalamin
Phase 2

Verified by Ali Altunkaya June, 2013

Sponsored by: Ali Altunkaya
Information provided by: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center identifier: NCT00243022

Study Type: Interventional

Study Design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
United States

Glen Stevens, DO, PhD., Principal Investigator

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