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A Study of ALRT1057 in Patients With AIDS-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma

This study has been completed.
Ligand Pharmaceuticals
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service Identifier:
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: August 1997

November 2, 1999
June 23, 2005
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A Study of ALRT1057 in Patients With AIDS-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma
Phase II Evaluation of Oral ALRT1057 in Patients With AIDS-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma.

The purpose of this study is to see if ALRT1057 is safe and effective in treating patients with AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma (KS).

Patients receive open-label ALRT1057 for 16 weeks, as tolerated. In the absence of unacceptable toxicity, patients may continue treatment indefinitely provided they continue to benefit from therapy and the study remains open and active.

Thirteen patients are treated initially. If at least one response is observed in these patients, up to 14 additional patients will be evaluated.

Phase 2
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi
  • HIV Infections
Drug: Alitretinoin
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Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • HIV positive status and histologic confirmation of KS.
  • CD4 count > 200 mm3 (required of one-half of patients).
  • Minimum of 6 mucocutaneous KS lesions, including at least 3 raised lesions meeting criteria for "indicator" lesions.
  • Acceptable organ system function.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following conditions or symptoms are excluded:

Serious or intercurrent illness or infection that would interfere with the ability of the patient to carry out the treatment program.

Prior Medication:


  • Systemic therapy for KS within 30 days.
  • Local or topical therapy for KS indicative lesions within 60 days.
  • Systemic therapy with vitamin A in doses exceeding 15,000 IU per day or other retinoid class drug.


Approved antiretroviral therapy.

18 Years and older
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271A, L1057-28, 96ACR-LIG2
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Anderson Clinical Research
Ligand Pharmaceuticals
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
August 1997

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