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NCT01278225 : Neurofeedback and Pain
PhasePhase 0
AgesMin: 18 Years Max: N/A
Inclusion Criteria:

1. Patients must have the ability to understand and read English, sign a written
informed consent, and be willing to follow protocol requirements.

2. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0-2.

3. Pain score >/= 4 on a 0-10 numeric pain scale and/or grade 3 neuropathic symptoms
according to the National Cancer Institute's 4 point grading scale.

4. Pain must be related to chemotherapy (in the opinion of the treating physician).

5. Patients must have had neuropathic pain for a minimum of 3 months.

6. No plans to change pain medication regimen during the course of the study.

7. Off active chemotherapy treatment for minimum of 3 months.

8. Hormonal (e.g., tamoxifen or arimidex, etc.) and targeted (tarceva and avastin, etc.)
therapies allowed as long as they will be continued during the course of the study.

9. Willing to come to MD Anderson for the therapy sessions; or willing to participate in
the therapy sessions at their homes and live within a 45 minute drive of MDA main
campus; or can participate in the therapy sessions from one of MDA's Regional Care

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Patients who are taking any antipsychotic medications.

2. Patients with active central nervous system (CNS) disease, such as clinically-evident
metastases or leptomeningeal disease, dementia, or encephalopathy.

3. Patients who have ever been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
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