Cannabis For Cancer-Related Symptoms (CAFCARS)

Principal Investigator
Dr. Edward Fitzgibbon
The Ottawa Hospital
Study Contact
Stephanie Downar
sdownar@ohri.ca
This study is actively recruiting patients.
Download the patient recruitment poster to learn more.
This study is actively recruiting patients.
Download the patient recruitment poster to learn more.
Project Lay Summary

CAFCARS is a new clinical trial about cannabis (marijuana/weed) for cancer related symptoms. It will research if cannabis oils are effective in treating symptoms related to cancer or its treatment. It focuses on 4 index symptoms: pain, nausea, anxiety, and sleep disturbance. It is a cycle of 4 bottles of oil-based extracts with 3 of different concentrations of cannabis, and one bottle of olive/rosemary oil over a period of 16 days, this cycle can be repeated up to 2 more times. The participant will record on a daily form and diaries, the impact of the oils on their symptoms. This is monitored by the study nurse during phone calls every 4 days to discuss the study experience with the oversight of a physician. This study is created by Dr Hawley from BC Cancer Centre in Vancouver and has 7 other sites participating across the country including Ottawa.

Project Details
Drug Study

Cancer Only Study

Locations
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario
Languages
English, Français
Research Topics
Symptom Management
Symptoms/Conditions/Other
Pain, Nausea, Sleep Disturbance, Anxiety
Target Groups
Patients

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