The Effect of Ganoderma on Patients With Head-and-neck Cancer
Head-and-neck Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Gandoerma Spores Powder Capsules, head-and-neck cancer.
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Name: Control group Type: Other
Name: Ganoderma Spores Powder Capsules Type: Dietary Supplement
Overall Status
To study the effect of Ganoderma Spores Powder Capsules on the life quality and immunity status of the patients with head-and-neck cancer after complete treatment (including surgery and / or radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy)
Detailed Description
Ganoderma is known to modulate immunity and improve health. However, the mechanism is not clear. We hypothesize that patients who have completed standard treatment with/without radiotherapy might require biological modifier such as Ganoderma to improve life quality and immunity status.

A total of 100 patients are randomized to study and control groups. In study group, Ganoderma Spores Powder Capsules are given to the patients for 6 weeks, In control group, only placebos are given during the same period. Then the patients in study and control groups are switched, Ganoderma Spores Powder Capsules and placebos are given for 6 weeks. The data pertaining to their Life quality are collected using Quality of Life Questionnaire after the first 6 weeks and the second 6 weeks. The immunity status is also studied at the same time.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 80 Years
Minimum Age: 20 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients with head-and-neck cancer after complete treatment for at least 3 months (including surgery and/or radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy)

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients with head-and-neck cancer under treatment or within 3 months after treatment
Division of Core Laboratory; Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital
Changhua County, Taiwan
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Kuender D. Yang, PhD - 886-975617006 -
Start Date
June 2014
Completion Date
May 2015
Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital
Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital
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