Modafinil Doesn't Improve NSCLC-Related Fatigue | Lung Cancer Dispatch | Scoop.it

"The central nervous system stimulant modafinil is not effective in treating non-small-cell lung cancer-related fatigue, according to a study published online April 28 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


"Anna Spathis, M.B., B.Chir.,from Cambridge University Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom, and colleagues randomly assigned adults with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, who were not treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy within the last four weeks, to receive either daily modafinil (75 patients) or matched placebo (85 patients). Questionnaires were completed at baseline and day 28."