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Photodynamic Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Melanoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00007969
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 11, 2004
Last Update Posted : November 6, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE January 6, 2001
First Posted Date  ICMJE March 11, 2004
Last Update Posted Date November 6, 2013
Study Start Date  ICMJE October 2000
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00007969 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
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 Stage III or Stage IV Melanoma
Official Title  ICMJE A Phase 1/2 Uncontrolled, Open Label Study Of Photodynamic Vaccination In Patients With Stage III/IV Malignant Melanoma
Brief Summary

RATIONALE: Photodynamic therapy uses light and drugs that make cancer cells more sensitive to light to kill tumor cells. Photodynamic therapy may be effective in treating melanoma.

PURPOSE: Phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy in treating patients who have stage III or stage IV melanoma.

Detailed Description

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety of photodynamic therapy with verteporfin and Detox-B adjuvant in patients with stage III or IV melanoma. II. Determine the clinical response in patients treated with this regimen. III. Determine whether this regimen induces systemic cellular and humoral immune responses to melanoma antigens in these patients. IV. Determine the ablation of cutaneous tumors in patients treated with this regimen.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients undergo photodynamic therapy with verteporfin and Detox-B adjuvant. Treatment repeats every 2 weeks for a total of 3 courses, each to a different melanoma lesion. Both non-treated and treated tumors are measured prior to study and at months 2, 4, and 6. Immune profile is also assessed prior to study and at months 2, 4, and 6.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients will be accrued for this study within 12 months.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 1
Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Melanoma (Skin)
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Biological: Detox-B adjuvant
  • Drug: verteporfin
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
Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Not Provided
Study Completion Date  ICMJE Not Provided
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Diagnosis of stage III or IV melanoma At least 3 cutaneous tumors for treatment (treatment tumors) AND 1-7 additional cutaneous, visceral, or lymph node tumors for response assessment (marker tumors) Treatment tumors must be on trunk, arms, or legs AND be 1.0-3.6 cm in longest dimension Measurable disease by calipers or CT scan No CNS metastases by CT scan

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Over 18 Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: WBC at least 2,500/mm3 Neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 50,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 9 g/dL Hematocrit at least 27% Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than 2 times upper limit of normal (ULN) AST/ALT no greater than 2 times ULN Alkaline phosphatase no greater than 2.5 times ULN Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2 times ULN

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: At least 4 weeks since prior biologic therapy or immunotherapy No concurrent biologic therapy Chemotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: No concurrent surgical removal of melanoma lesions designated for treatment or response assessment Other: No other concurrent therapy for melanoma

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 NCT00007969
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE CDR0000068358
QLT-VFI-PDV-01
QLT-PHO-VFI-PDV-01
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor  ICMJE QLT Inc.
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Chair: Graeme R. Boniface, PhD QLT Inc.
PRS Account National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Verification Date August 2008

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP