Photodynamic Therapy Using Porfimer Sodium in Treating Patients With Recurrent Mouth or Throat Dysplasia or Recurrent In Situ Cancer or Stage I Cancer of the Mouth or Throat
RATIONALE: Photodynamic therapy uses a drug that becomes active when it is exposed to a certain kind of light. When the drug is active, tumor cells are killed. Photodynamic therapy using porfimer sodium may be effective against mouth or throat dysplasia and cancer of the mouth and throat.
PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying how well photodynamic therapy using porfimer sodium works in treating patients with recurrent mouth or throat dysplasia, recurrent in situ cancer of the mouth or throat, or stage I cancer of the mouth or throat.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Photodynamic Therapy With Photofrin® for Treatment of Dysplasia, Carcinoma In Situ and Stage I Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity and the Larynx: A Pilot Study|
- Response [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Local toxicity [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2001|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Porfimer Sodium
Patients receive porfimer sodium subcutaneously followed by photodynamic therapy (PDT) comprising laser light delivered by a single or a diffuser (i.e., for broad areas of dysplasia) fiberoptic lens fiber.
Drug: porfimer sodium
- To determine the response of patients with recurrent dysplasia, squamous cell carcinoma in situ, or stage I squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity or the larynx treated with photodynamic therapy using porfimer sodium.
- To identify the local toxicity of this treatment in these patients.
OUTLINE: Patients receive porfimer sodium subcutaneously followed by photodynamic therapy (PDT) comprising laser light delivered by a single or a diffuser (i.e., for broad areas of dysplasia) fiberoptic lens fiber. Patients with incompletely treated or missed sites of disease may receive another dose of laser light on day 5 without additional porfimer sodium. Patients with multicentric disease may undergo additional PDT at least 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment.
After completion of study therapy, patients are followed for 1-2 months.
|United States, New York|
|Roswell Park Cancer Institute|
|Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263-0001|
|Principal Investigator:||Nestor R. Rigual, MD||Roswell Park Cancer Institute|