Micellar Paclitaxel to Treat Severe Psoriasis
|First Received Date ICMJE||September 14, 2000|
|Last Updated Date||March 3, 2008|
|Start Date ICMJE||September 2000|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00006276 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Micellar Paclitaxel to Treat Severe Psoriasis|
|Official Title ICMJE||A Pilot Open-Label Single-Dose Study Using Intravenous Micellar Paclitaxel for Patients With Severe Psoriasis|
This study will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of micellar paclitaxel for treating severe psoriasis. Paclitaxel in another formulation (Taxol) is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in patients with cancer. This drug can decrease growth of cancer cells and of new blood vessels. Because patients with psoriasis have an increase in skin cell and blood vessel growth, paclitaxel may also improve their condition. The dose of drug used in this study is much lower than those used to treat cancer patients and is expected to cause relatively few side effects.
Patients 18 to 70 years of age with psoriasis lesions affecting at least 20% of their skin may be eligible for this study. Candidates will be screened with a history and physical examination, blood and urine tests, electrocardiogram, and possibly an exercise stress test.
Participants will receive six intravenous (through a vein) infusions of paclitaxel over a 6-month period. Each infusion will take about 2 hours. Patients will stay in the clinic for observation for at least 1 hour before going home and will return to the clinic for follow-up examination and tests one week after each infusion. However, on weeks 0 and 8 visit will last for approximately 8 hours and will require a return to the clinic the following morning. Blood collection will be performed during the week 0 and 8 visits to determine how fast Micellar Paclitaxel is eliminated from your body. Approximately 2 teaspoons of blood will be taken prior to the infusion, twice during the infusion, and eight times during the 22 hours following the infusion for a total of eleven samples. These return visits will last approximately 1-2 hours. Patients will have the following procedures:
Paclitaxel is an antiangiogenic chemotherapeutic drug approved by the FDA for use in cancer. There is anecdotal evidence that some patients with cancer and concomitant psoriasis have shown improvement in their skin while receiving paclitaxel for cancer. Angiotech Pharmaceutical, Inc., the company with commercial rights over non-cancer uses of paclitaxel, has data that suggests paclitaxel demonstrates anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties, in addition to the better known antiangiogenic and antiproliferative effects attributed to this compound. In this pilot open-label single-dose study, we initially treated patients with severe refractory psoriasis using intravenous Micellar Paclitaxel (75 mg/m(2) every 4 weeks) for six months. Because this dosing regimen was well tolerated and because the dosing interval seemed too long, we now propose to treat patients with intravenous Micellar Paclitaxel at the adjusted dose of 37.5 mg/m(2) every 2 weeks.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 2|
|Study Design ICMJE||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Intervention ICMJE||Drug: Micellar Paclitaxel|
|Study Arm (s)||Not Provided|
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|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Completed|
|Completion Date||October 2002|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
Ability to provide informed consent to all aspects of the study after full information is provided.
Age equal or greater than 18 years, but not greater than 70 years old.
Severe psoriasis of at least 6 months duration as defined by the following criteria: Classic psoriatic skin lesions with or without nail involvement; PASI score greater than or equal to 20.
Therapeutic failure or inability to tolerate at least two alternative therapies for severe psoriasis (e.g., methotrexate, acitretin, cyclosporine A, PUVA, UVB, interleukin-10).
Ability to obtain intravenous access.
Negative urine pregnancy test (if female), and if pre-menopausal and sexually active, using two effective forms of contraception (one form being a barrier method).
WBC count greater than 5,000/mm(3).
Neutrophils greater than 2,500/mm(3).
Platelets greater than or equal to 125,000/mm(3).
Hemoglobin greater than or equal to 10 mg/dL.
Creatinine less than or equal to 1.4 mg/dL.
AST and ALT less than 2 times upper limits of normal.
Normal EKG (if any abnormalities suggestive of coronary artery disease then a normal stress thallium test will be required for entry).
Use of topical or systemic medications for psoriasis (except for bland emollients) during 2 weeks prior to study entry.
Pregnant or nursing women.
Current drug or alcohol abuse.
Evidence of HIV exposure or of chronic/active hepatitis.
Persons who are allergic to bee stings.
History of anaphylactic reactions.
Prior or concurrent malignancies, except non-melanoma skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix that have been adequately treated.
Any clinically significant past or current history of coronary artery disease.
Any confounding past or present medical illness that in the judgement of the investigators would pose added risk for study participants.
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||United States|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00006276|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||000211, 00-C-0211|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Investigators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)|
|Verification Date||October 2002|
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