The control group
consisted of 7 patients, who were treated for ductal invasive breast cancer S3I-201 cell line of the same characteristics as the tested group. The control group was given placebo (Vitamin C) of the same look and consistency as IP6 + Inositol, in the same dosage (6 g) until the end of treatment (6 months). Study Procedures At the end of treatment, all patients have filled the questionnaires QLQ-30 and QLQ-BR23 from European organization for testing the treatment of cancer (EORTC) [19, 20]. The questions in questionnaire were divided into two scales, the functional and symptomatic. Functional scale contains questions about the physical, emotional, cognitive, social and sexual functions. Each group has a range of responses matching from 0-100, where 100 represents the maximum compatibility with the offered answers, and 0 represents KPT-8602 concentration the complete lack of compatibility. Symptomatic scale contains questions about side effects of treatment, such as the general bad condition, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, pain, insomnia, loss of appetite, loss of body weight, hair loss, increase body temperature and the operating complications of treatment. Replies from symptomatic scale are evaluated with the scale from 0-100, where 100 represents maximally positive personal experience with total quality
the following laboratory parameters: total blood cell counts (TBC), CEA, CA 15-3, LDH, AST, ALT, AP, bilirubin, urea, creatinin and electrolytes. The testing was done at the first day of therapy, a month after, and at the the end of treatment. For the processing of data obtained from the questionnaires, the QLQ-C30 SC (scoring manual), also produced by EORTC was utilized. The results were tested for significancy with the Student t-test for small samples (dependents and independents), and the p value of < 0.05 was considered significant. Results All 14 patients involved in the study were regularly taking IP6 + Inositol or placebo during 6 months. Not a single patient interrupted chemotherapy. The average age of life of patients who have taken IP6 + Inositol was 56.2 years (26-76), while in the group of patients who had taken placebo average age of life was 59 years (42-77). The results of questionnaires about the quality of life (EORTC) Personal assesment of quality of life The average total personal experience with the quality of life was given in Table 1. Results of testing show that patients who have taken IP6 + Inositol had statistically significantly higher quality of life than patients who were taking placebo (78.3 compared to 48.4; p = 0.05). Table 1 Patients Personal Assessment of the Quality of Life Quality of Life Patients Mean ± SD p value Placebo Group 48.