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Photodynamic Therapy in Treating Patients With Early Esophageal Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: December 22, 2011
Last verified: December 2011

RATIONALE: Photodynamic therapy uses light and drugs that make cancer cells more sensitive to light to kill tumor cells. This may be an effective treatment for esophageal cancer.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy in treating patients with Barrett's esophagus who have in situ esophageal cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Esophageal Cancer Drug: porfimer sodium Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Photodynamic Therapy in Carcinoma in Situ of the Esophagus

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Further study details as provided by Roswell Park Cancer Institute:

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: October 1995
Study Completion Date: September 2007
Primary Completion Date: August 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) using porfimer sodium (Photofrin) and controlled uniform laser light in patients with carcinoma in situ in Barrett's esophagus or severe dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus. II. Evaluate the safety of the treatment on this patient.

OUTLINE: This is a noncomparative study. PDT consists of IV porfimer sodium followed 40-50 hours later by laser red light delivered by optic fibers passed through the biopsy channel of an endoscope. Retreatment, if necessary, consists of up to 3 injections at least 30 days apart and up to 6 laser light treatments, with a maximum of 2 following each injection. Patients are followed monthly for 4 months, and then periodically for at least 5 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed primary, stage 0 carcinoma in situ (CIS) in conjunction with Barrett's esophagus or severe dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus who are medically unsuitable for or have refused surgery Previously biopsied Barrett's mucosa with areas of severe dysplasia and/or CIS

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky greater than 50% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 2,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 50,000/mm3 Hepatic: No porphyria or hypersensitivity to porphyrins Bilirubin no greater than 3.0 mg/dL Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 3 times ULN SGOT no greater than 3 times ULN PT no greater than 1.5 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) Renal: Creatinine no greater than 3.0 mg/dL Other: No contraindication to endoscopy Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: No concurrent chemotherapy At least 1 month since prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No concurrent radiation therapy No concurrent laser therapy At least 1 month since prior radiation therapy At least 1 month since prior laser therapy Surgery: Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002935

United States, New York
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263-0001
Sponsors and Collaborators
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Study Chair: Hector R. Nava, MD, FACS Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Roswell Park Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT00002935     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DS 93-23
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: December 22, 2011

Keywords provided by Roswell Park Cancer Institute:
stage 0 esophageal cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Esophageal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Dihematoporphyrin Ether
Antineoplastic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
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