Photodynamic Therapy Using Methyl-5-Aminolevulinate Hydrochloride Cream in Determining Pain Threshold in Patients With Skin Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01292668
First received: February 8, 2011
Last updated: January 3, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Photodynamic therapy uses a drug that becomes active when it is exposed to a certain kind of light. When the drug is active, cancer cells are killed. Photodynamic therapy using methyl-5-aminolevulinate hydrochloride cream may be effective against skin cancer. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying the side effects and best dose of photodynamic therapy with methyl-5-aminolevulinate hydrochloride cream in determining pain threshold patients with skin cancer


Condition Intervention Phase
Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
Pain
Recurrent Skin Cancer
Drug: methyl-5-aminolevulinate hydrochloride cream
Drug: photodynamic therapy
Procedure: laser therapy
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Study for Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma to Determine the Irradiance - Dependent Pain Threshold for Methylaminolevulinate (MAL)/PDT.

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Further study details as provided by Roswell Park Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Irradiance-dependent pain threshold [ Time Frame: 30-60 sec after the initial "low" irradiance treatment, every 3-5 min until irradiance increase, 30-60 sec after the "high" irradiance increase, and every 3-5 min until end of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy of treatment in terms of clinical response [ Time Frame: At 5-7 days, at 6-12 months, and at 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: March 2011
Primary Completion Date: July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group I
Patients apply methyl-5-aminolevulinate hydrochloride (MAL) cream on the lesions and the surrounding normal skin. Beginning 3 hours later, patients undergo laser light treatment for 3-5 minutes.
Drug: methyl-5-aminolevulinate hydrochloride cream
Applied topically
Other Names:
  • Metvix cream
  • Metvixia cream
Procedure: laser therapy
Undergo laser light photodynamic therapy
Other Name: therapy, laser
Experimental: Group II
Patients apply MAL cream on the lesions and the surrounding normal skin. Beginning 3 hours later, patients undergo light emitting diode treatment for 5-10 minutes.
Drug: methyl-5-aminolevulinate hydrochloride cream
Applied topically
Other Names:
  • Metvix cream
  • Metvixia cream
Drug: photodynamic therapy
Undergo light-emitting diode photodynamic therapy
Other Names:
  • Light Infusion Therapy™
  • PDT
  • therapy, photodynamic

Detailed Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. To determine the "low" initial irradiance that causes no or minimal (pain grade of < 4) during the time period during which 90 +/- 10% photo bleaching of protoporphyrin IX (PplX) in the lesion occurs, and which precedes the "high" irradiance portion of MAL/PDT. II. To determine the effects of preceding "low" irradiance on the pain level of the "high" irradiance portion of MAL-PDT. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. To determine the effects of irradiance on lesion perfusion. II. To determine PpIX and Total Vit D content in blood. TERTIARY OBJECTIVES: I. To monitor the clinical outcomes of the treatments for initial response and recurrences. OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms. GROUP I: Patients apply methyl-5-aminolevulinate hydrochloride (MAL) cream on the lesions and the surrounding normal skin. Beginning 3 hours later, patients undergo laser light treatment for 3-5 minutes. GROUP II: Patients apply MAL cream on the lesions and the surrounding normal skin. Beginning 3 hours later, patients undergo light-emitting diode treatment for 10-20 minutes. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 5-7 days, at 6-12 months, and at 24 months.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with 1-2 superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC), 0.5 to 2 cm in diameter
  • Primary or recurrent lesions may be treated
  • Diagnosis must be confirmed by biopsy, at least 2 weeks pre treatment
  • Each patient with < 8 lesions can contribute a maximum of 2 lesions per treatment session, 1 lesion per light source, which can be treated the same day as permitted by scheduling; the remaining lesions may be treated as soon as scheduling permits with non protocol Photodynamic Therapy
  • Patient or legal representative must understand the investigational nature of this study and sign an Independent Ethics Committee/Institutional Review Board approved written informed consent form prior to receiving any study related procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients not meeting the above selection criteria
  • Lesions which are not suitable for diagnostic measurements
  • Patients with >= 8 lesions to be treated
  • Carcinomas of types known to have uncertain clinical margins (e.g. morpheaform or infiltrating), or any lesion felt to require Mohs surgery for definitive control
  • Lesions over boney prominences
  • Patients with porphyrias or known hypersensitivity to porphyrins
  • Patients with known photosensitivity diseases
  • Patients with allergies to Metvixia (MAL) cream ingredients (peanut and almond oil)
  • Patients previously treated with a systemic photo sensitizer within 4 months
  • Pregnant or nursing female patients
  • Patients unwilling or unable to follow protocol requirements
  • Any condition which in the Investigator's opinion deems the patient an unsuitable candidate to receive study drug
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Locations
United States, New York
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263
Sponsors and Collaborators
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ilene L Rothman, MD Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01292668     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: I 175410, NCI-2010-02319
Study First Received: February 8, 2011
Last Updated: January 3, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma
Skin Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Basal Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Skin Diseases
Neoplasms, Basal Cell
Aminolevulinic Acid
Methyl 5-aminolevulinate
Photosensitizing Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Radiation-Sensitizing Agents

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