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Photodynamic Therapy in Treating Patients With Cancer of the Bile Duct, Gallbladder, or Pancreas

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003923
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 9, 2004
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2013
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE November 1, 1999
First Posted Date  ICMJE February 9, 2004
Last Update Posted Date March 4, 2013
Study Start Date  ICMJE March 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date February 2002   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Photodynamic Therapy in Treating Patients With Cancer of the Bile Duct, Gallbladder, or Pancreas
Official Title  ICMJE Phase II Study of Photodynamic Therapy With PHOTOFRIN (Porfimer Sodium) for Injection in Patients With Malignant Bile Duct Obstruction
Brief Summary

RATIONALE: Photodynamic therapy uses light and drugs that make cancer cells more sensitive to light to kill tumor cells. This may be effective treatment for cancer of the bile duct, gallbladder, or pancreas.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to determine the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy in treating patients who have cancer of the bile duct, gallbladder, or pancreas.

Detailed Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety and efficacy of photodynamic therapy using porfimer sodium in patients with unresectable malignant bile duct obstruction.

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to tumor location (proximal vs distal). Patients receive porfimer sodium IV over 3-5 minutes on day 1, followed by percutaneous or endoscopic laser light treatment on day 3. Patients achieving partial response or complete response accompanied by an increase in total bilirubin or cholangitis may repeat treatment for a maximum of 3 courses. Patients are followed weekly for 1 month, and then monthly for 1 year.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 30 patients will be accrued for this study.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: porfimer sodium
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: January¬†31,¬†2013)
4
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE February 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date February 2002   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven malignant bile duct obstruction with obstructive jaundice Primary carcinoma of bile duct, gallbladder, or pancreas OR Metastatic bile duct disease Successful insertion of a percutaneous drain or endoscopic stent Unresectable disease OR Resectable disease but refusal of surgery Prior biliary plastic or metallic stent allowed, if requiring stent replacement due to recurrent jaundice or routine plastic stent change No erosion of biliary tumors into major blood vessels No evidence of bile duct perforation

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 50-100% Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Bilirubin at least 2 mg/dL Renal: Not specified Other: No history of allergies or hypersensitivity to porphyrins No porphyria No cholangitis or pancreatitis

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: No concurrent radiotherapy or brachytherapy to the abdomen Surgery: See Disease Characteristics Other: No other prior or concurrent experimental or investigational drugs

Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00003923
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 99-015
P30CA008748 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
MSKCC-99015
NCI-G99-1525
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Responsible Party Not Provided
Original Responsible Party Same as current
Current Study Sponsor  ICMJE Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Original Study Sponsor  ICMJE National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Collaborators  ICMJE National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Chair: Hans Gerdes, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
PRS Account Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Verification Date March 2013

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