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Study for Determination of Feasibility and Toxicity of Pre-Treatment With HPPH (2-1[1-Hexyloxyethyl]-2 Devinyl Pyropheophorbide-a) Photodynamic Therapy Prior to Chemoradiation in Non-Operable Patients With Obstructive Esophageal Cancer

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(no accrual)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: December 17, 2009
Last updated: June 28, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
This study aim is to find out what effects capecitabine, oxaliplatin and radiation therapy following photodynamic therapy have on esophageal cancer.

Condition Intervention
Esophageal Neoplasm
Drug: HPPH 2-1[1-hexyloxyethyl]-2-devinyl Pyropheophorbide-a)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study for Determination of Feasibility and Toxicity of Pre-Treatment With HPPH (2-1[1-Hexyloxyethyl]-2 Devinyl Pyropheophorbide-a) Photodynamic Therapy Prior to Chemoradiation in Non-Operable Patients With Obstructive Esophageal Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Roswell Park Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine the toxicity of sequential PDT and chemoradiation in obstructing esophageal cancer [ Time Frame: 2 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate the efficacy of PDT in palliation of dysphagia [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: December 2009
Study Completion Date: February 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: HPPH
Drug: HPPH 2-1[1-hexyloxyethyl]-2-devinyl Pyropheophorbide-a)
HPPH in D5W, 4.0 mg/m2 infused over 1 hour


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Partially or completely obstructing primary esophageal carcinoma, clinical stage I-IVa as determined by endoscopy, CT-scan, PET +/- endoscopic ultrasound. For distal esophagus tumors involving the GE junction, at least 50% or greater of the tumor bulk should be in the distal esophagus
  • Ineligible for or refused surgical resection
  • No Prior therapy allowed for esophageal cancer
  • ECOG Performance status 0-1
  • Life expectancy > 4 months
  • Adequate hematologic parameters (hemoglobin> 9g/dl, ANC > 1500/ul, Platelets > 100,000/ul)
  • Adequate biochemical parameters (total bilirubin and creatinine within institutional limits, AST and alkaline phosphatase less tham or equal to 3xUNL)
  • Age > 18 years
  • Signed informed consent
  • Bronchoscopy with biopsy and cytology if primary esophageal cancer is < 26 cm from incisors
  • Female patients of childbearing potential should have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test within 7 days prior to registration
  • Patients of Childbearing potential agree to use an effective form of contraception during the study and for 90 days following the last dose of study medication (an effective form of contraception is an oral contraceptive or a double barrier method
  • Both men and women and members of all races and ethnic are eligible for this trial

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hypersensitivity to platinum compounds, fluoropyrimidines or to antiemetics appropriate for administration in conjunction with protocol-directed chemotherapy
  • Patients may not be receiving any other investigational agents
  • Patients with known brain metastases should be excluded from this trail
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Peripheral neuropathy ≥ Grade 2
  • History of second malignancy within the previous years except for curatively treated carcinoma of the cervix in-situ or non-melanomatous skin cancer
  • Patients who are pregnant or lactating
  • Porphyria or hypersensitivity to porphyrin-like compounds
  • Patients with known HIV or Hepatitis B or C (active, previously treated or both)
  • Patients with tracheal or bronchial involvement, as determined by bronchoscopy
  • Patients with documented unilateral or bilateral vocal cord paralysis
  • Patients with T4 lesions by CT, MRI or EUS involving the aorta, lung or pericardium
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01035437

Sponsors and Collaborators
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Nikhil Khushalani, MD Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Roswell Park Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT01035437     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RPCI I 148809
Study First Received: December 17, 2009
Last Updated: June 28, 2012

Keywords provided by Roswell Park Cancer Institute:

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 processed this record on April 27, 2017