After breast cancer treatment many women experience hot flushes and/or night sweats which can have a debilitating effect on quality-of-life and compliance to life-saving medications.
NICM in conjunction with South Western Sydney Local Health District are conducting a randomised controlled trial examining the effectiveness of a Chinese herbal medicine as a therapy to reduce the frequency and severity of hot flushes after breast cancer.
Recruitment of this trial is currently underway.
Who can join?
We are looking for participants who are:
- Over 18 years of age.
- Completed chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy.
- Willing to take Chinese herbal medicine.
- Not pregnant or breast-feeding.
- Not suffering from other chronic conditions.
- Attendance to a face-to-face screening session.
- At no cost to you, undergo a
- blood test
- liver test
- renal function test.
- Travel to a South Western Sydney Local Health District hospital.
- Over the 28-week study trial:
- Record in a daily diary, your hot flushes and/or night sweats
- Fill out monthly questionnaire on your quality-of-life
- Attend a monthly follow-up at your nominated hospital.
- Attend a focus group at the end of the trial.
For more information please contact Dianna Porter, NICM Principle Investigator on telephone 0415 455 033 or email email@example.com.
This clinical trial has been approved by South Western Sydney Local Health District Human Ethics Committee (Approval Number: HE17/013).