Photodynamic Therapy for Lentigo Maligna Using 5-aminolevulinic Acid Nanoemulsion as a Light Sensitizing Cream (LM PDT)
|The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details.|
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02685592|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 19, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 30, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Lentigo Maligna||Drug: 5-aminolevulinic acid nanoemulsion||Phase 4|
Lentigo maligna (LM) is an in-situ form of melanoma which occurs on sun-exposed skin. Untreated LM can progress into invasive lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM). The incidence of LM/LMM is constantly increasing as the population grows older and lifelong sun-exposure is on the rise. Clinically it is difficult both to determine the borderline of LM as well as to differentiate LMM from LM. A novel imaging method hyperspectral imaging system (HIS) can be used for delineating margins of LM and for spotting invasion inside LM lesion. The gold standard treatment for LM is surgical excision with adequate (≥5 mm) margins. Due to large size of LM lesions and typical location on face or neck the surgical treatment is challenging and can cause aesthetic and functional deficit for the patient. Furthermore, LM patients tend to be elderly who may have anesthetic contraindications. Other treatment modalities for LM have been studied but none of them still has proved to be efficient enough. Recently, photodynamic treatment (PDT) has been suggested as a promising novel treatment method for LM.
In this prospective pilot study we investigate whether the photodynamic therapy (PDT) is effective for treatment of lentigo maligna. 10-15 patients with a histologically confirmed lentigo maligna are included in the trial. The study course is as follows: During the first visit in the clinic, the suspected LM lesion is examined clinically under Wood's lamp and imaged with a HIS camera. Elicited margins from both methods are marked on a transparent sheet and the treatment area is photographed. A biopsy is taken from the darkest-colored part of LM to confirm diagnosis and to rule out invasion. Next, the patients receive PDT treatment three times with 2 weeks' intervals. Before applying the Ameluz® light sensitizer gel the skin of treatment area is prepared with fractional ablative CO2-laser to enhance absorption. After light sensitizer absorption the LM lesion is illuminated with artificial red light (Aktilite CL128 lamp) using a light dose of 90 J/cm2. Finally 4 weeks after the last PDT treatment LM is excised surgically using 5 mm margins. The efficacy of PDT is assessed after surgical excision with histopathological examination and immunohistochemical staining (MART, Mel-5 and MITF stains). The final result of the treatment is controlled 6 months after the surgical excision.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||10 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Photodynamic Therapy for Melanoma Precursor Lesion Lentigo Maligna Using 5-aminolevulinic Acid Nanoemulsion (BF-200 ALA) as a Light Sensitizing Cream|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 2018|
Experimental: Lentigo maligna patients
All the participants with histologically confirmed lentigo maligna will receive photodynamic therapy three times with 2 weeks' intervals. The borderline of treatment area is delineated with Wood's lamp and hyperspectral imaging system using 5 millimeter margins. Before applying the 5-aminolevulinic acid nanoemulsion (BF-200 ALA, Ameluz®) light sensitizing gel the skin of treatment area is prepared with fractional ablative CO2-laser to enhance absorption. Ameluz® is spread as a 1 millimeter thick layer on the skin. After light sensitizer absorption the treatment area is illuminated with artificial red light (Aktilite CL128 lamp) using a light dose of 90 J/cm2. Finally 4 weeks after the last PDT treatment LM is excised surgically using 5 mm margins.
Drug: 5-aminolevulinic acid nanoemulsion
A 1 millimeter thick layer of 5-aminolevulinic acid nanoemulsion light sensitizing gel is applied on the skin and let to absorb 3 hours before illumination.
- The histopathological and immunohistochemical curing of lentigo maligna [ Time Frame: 2 months ]The efficacy of PDT treatment is assessed after surgical excision with histopathologic examination and immunohistochemical staining (MART, Mel-5 and MITF stains). The final result of the treatment is controlled 6 months after the surgical excision.
- The changes in hyperspectral images induced by photodynamic therapy [ Time Frame: 2 months ]The lentigo maligna will be imaged with hyperspectral imaging system before and after PDT treatment. The difference in hyperspectral images will be assessed.
- The occurrence of TERT-mutations in Lentigo maligna [ Time Frame: 2 months ]The participants' will be asked a separate permission to partake in a TERT (telomerase reverse transcriptase) gene study. If permission is granted a partial tissue specimen of excised lentigo maligna lesion will be sent to Heidelberg, Germany for analysis of TERT (telomerase reverse transcriptase) gene mutations.
- The experienced pain of participants during photodynamic therapy [ Time Frame: 1 day ]Participants will be asked to fill visual analogue scales (VAS) of pain experienced during illumination phase of photodynamic therapy.
- Delayed skin reactions after photodynamic therapy [ Time Frame: 2 days, 2 weeks ]The participants will have a nurse's appointment two days after the first PDT treatment to photograph and to evaluate the degree of delayed inflammatory skin reactions due to treatment. The skin reactions are also evaluated by the dermatologist during second and third PDT treatment.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02685592
|Päijät-Häme Central Hospital|
|Principal Investigator:||Janne Räsänen, Lic. Med.||Päijänne Tavastia Central Hospital|
|Study Director:||Mari Grönroos, D. Med. Sc.||Päijänne Tavastia Central Hospital|
|Study Chair:||Noora Neittaanmäki-Perttu, D. Med. Sc.||HUSLAB|
|Study Chair:||Mari Salmivuori, Lic. Med.||Päijänne Tavastia Central Hospital|
|Study Chair:||Leila Jeskanen, Lic. Med.||HUSLAB|
|Study Chair:||Erna Snellman, Professor||Tampere University|