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A Randomized, Phase II Placebo-controlled Study of the Use of Extended-release Methylphenidate or Modafinil for the Treatment of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Children Following Cancer Therapy

RATIONALE: Methylphenidate hydrochloride or modafinil may help reduce daytime sleepiness and improve the quality of life of patients with excessive daytime sleepiness after cancer therapy. It is not yet known whether methylphenidate hydrochloride or modafinil are more effective than a placebo in reducing daytime sleepiness in these patients. PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying methylphenidate hydrochloride or modafinil to see how well they work compared with a placebo in treating young patients with excessive daytime sleepiness after cancer therapy.

Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check to see if other locations are recruiting.



  • drug : methylphenidate hydrochloride
  • drug : placebo
  • drug : modafinil

Phase: Phase 2


Ages Eligible For Study:

8 Years - 18 Years

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Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Peds Hem/Onc CRAs
Not Recruiting

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