Photodynamic Therapy in Treating Patients With Skin Cancer
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002975|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Results First Posted : October 10, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 10, 2013
RATIONALE: Photodynamic therapy uses light and drugs that make cancer cells more sensitive to light to kill tumor cells. Photodynamic therapy using aminolevulinic acid may be effective in treating patients with skin cancer.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying how well photodynamic therapy that includes aminolevulinic acid works in treating patients with skin cancer.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Non-melanomatous Skin Cancer Precancerous Condition||Drug: aminolevulinic acid||Phase 2|
- Determine the efficacy of aminolevulinic acid and laser irradiation in patients with superficial and nodular epidermally derived lesions.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified according to lesion type (superficial basal cell carcinoma [BCC] vs nodular BCC vs superficial squamous cell carcinoma vs actinic keratoses). Individual lesions on patients within each stratum are randomized to receive either a 4-5 or 18-24 hour application of aminolevulinic acid (ALA).
ALA is topically applied in a cream mixture and an occlusive dressing is placed over the lesion. After the randomized duration of ALA application has expired, the dressing is removed and a dye laser is used to treat the lesion.
Patients are followed for 2-5 years after treatment.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Up to 200 patients could be accrued, assuming 1 lesion per patient. 50 lesions are required for each stratified group.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||180 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Phase II Trial of 4-5 Hour and 18-24 Hour Applications of 20% Topical ALA for Photodynamic Therapy of Cutaneous Carcinomas and Actinic Keratoses|
|Study Start Date :||February 1997|
|Primary Completion Date :||April 2009|
|Study Completion Date :||April 2010|
4-6h and 18-24h, 20%, ALA application of superficial and nodular epidermally-derived lesions using ca 633 nm laser irradiation
|Drug: aminolevulinic acid|
- Response Rate [ Time Frame: One Year ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00002975
|United States, New York|
|Roswell Park Cancer Institute|
|Buffalo, New York, United States, 14263-0001|
|Study Chair:||Nathalie Zeitouni, MD||Roswell Park Cancer Institute|