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Date registered
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Titles & IDs
Public title
The Role of Oxygen in the Management of Dyspnoea in Advanced Cancer
Scientific title
A Randomised, Double-Blind Cross-Over Trial of the Effect of Oxygen on Dyspnoea in Patients With Advanced Cancer
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Universal Trial Number (UTN)
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Cancer 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Respiratory 0 0 0 0
Other respiratory disorders / diseases

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Surgery - Oxygen and air administration

Treatment: Surgery: Oxygen and air administration

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Treatment: Surgery
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 0 0
Patient preference for gas
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Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
Patient ratings of dyspnoea on visual analogue scales
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Key inclusion criteria
- Patients who have dyspnoea mainly due to advanced cancer. Patients with a history of
COAD will be eligible for participation in this study as long as the main mechanism of
current dyspnoea is related to tumor.

- intensity of dyspnoea of at least 3 on a 0-10 visual analogue scale at the time of

- Regular Bronchodilators and corticosteroids and other adjuvant medications for
dyspnoea will be allowed to continue during the study. Inhaled bronchodilator steriods
may not be used during the study period.

- Patients may be receiving regular oral or parenteral opioids and opioid dose must be
stable for 24 hours.

- Patients must have normal cognitive status defined as normal state of arousal and
absence of obvious clinical findings of confusion, memory or concentration deficit
according to Blessed Orientation Memory & Concentration mental status examination

- Patients must be 18 years of age or older.

- Patients must have no contraindications to oxygen.

- Patients must sign written informed consent.
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
- Patients who have evidence of acute respiratory distress.

- Patients who are currently oxygen dependent

- Patients who refuse to participate or are deemed incapable of completing the research.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Other design features
Phase 3
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
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Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
The Alfred Hospital - Prahran
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
3004 - Prahran

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Bayside Health
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Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia
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Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation
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Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine
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Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Brief summary
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect that oxygen has when administered to
patients complaining of shortness of breath, where the underlying cause of this symptom is
advanced cancer. The study tests the hypothesis that oxygen improves shortness of breath more
than air in this population. Both oxygen and air will be administered to patients in random
order and in a blinded fashion, with patients asked to rate their shortness of breath before
and after each gas. Finally patients will be asked which gas they prefer.
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Principal investigator
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Jennifer AM Philip, MBBS
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The Alfred
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Contact person for public queries
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Summary results
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