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Trial of Excision Versus Photodynamic Therapy in the Treatment of Bowen's Disease

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Study stopped because of disappointing inclusion rates)
First Posted : May 14, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 13, 2010
Erasmus Medical Center
Information provided by:
Catharina Ziekenhuis Eindhoven

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to identify the most optimal therapy for Bowen's disease: excision versus Photodynamic therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bowen's Disease Procedure: excision Procedure: Photodynamic therapy Phase 4

Detailed Description:
The study is a randomized clinical trial in which two treatment options for Bowen's disease, excision and photodynamic therapy, are compared on recurrence rate, cosmesis en expenses.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 65 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Excision Versus Photodynamic Therapy in Bowen's Disease
Study Start Date : May 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
Procedure: excision
excision 3 mm margin

Active Comparator: 2
Photodynamic therapy
Procedure: Photodynamic therapy
Photodynamic therapy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. recurrence rate [ Time Frame: two years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. cosmetic outcome [ Time Frame: one year ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18 years
  • Histological proven Bowen's disease on scalp, face, trunk, arms and legs
  • Informed Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recurrent Bowen's disease
  • Anogenital or subungual Bowe's disease
  • Other skin malignancy in the same area
  • Porphyria

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00472706

Sponsors and Collaborators
Catharina Ziekenhuis Eindhoven
Erasmus Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Annette Verzijl, MD Catharina hospital/Erasmus MC

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Responsible Party: Drs. A. Verzijl, Catharina hospital/Erasmus MC Identifier: NCT00472706     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M06-16107
First Posted: May 14, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 13, 2010
Last Verified: May 2010
Keywords provided by Catharina Ziekenhuis Eindhoven:
Photodynamic therapy
Recurrence rate
Cosmetic outcome
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bowen's Disease
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell