Alkagin Paste in the Prevention of Radiation Dermatitis

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. Identifier: NCT01408407
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : August 3, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2015
Avario Healthcare Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Te Vuong, Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital

August 2, 2011
August 3, 2011
May 25, 2015
December 2011
May 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Maximum skin toxicity [ Time Frame: 7 weeks post beginning of radiation treatments ]
The objective of this study is to determine the occurrence and degree of acute skin toxicity in patients receiving radical radiation therapy with preventive application of Alkagin Paste compared to patients treated with institutional standard skin care.
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Alkagin Paste in the Prevention of Radiation Dermatitis
A Phase II Study Designed to Evaluate the Value of Alkagin Paste in the Prevention of Radiation Dermatitis for Patients Undergoing External Radiation Therapy
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Alkagin paste is effective at preventing radiodermatitis in patients receiving external beam radiation therapy to the perineal area.
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Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Anus Neoplasms
  • Rectal Neoplasms
  • Urogenital Neoplasms
  • Other: Aveeno cream
    Apply cream on irradiated area twice a day
  • Other: Alkagin paste
    Apply Alkagin paste three times a day.
  • Active Comparator: Arm A: standard of care
    Patients will be asked to apply Aveeno cream twice a day starting the day of their treatment until two weeks after the end of their treatment
    Intervention: Other: Aveeno cream
  • Experimental: Arm B: standard of care plus Alkagin paste
    Patients will apply Alkagin Paste to the treatment area everyday one week before starting radiotherapy, throughout treatment and for two weeks post treatment. They will also perform standard of care skin treatment.
    • Other: Aveeno cream
    • Other: Alkagin paste
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May 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients receiving a dose of 45 Gy or more with concomitant chemotherapy to the perineal skin (for treatment of anal canal, low rectal or gynecological cancer).
  • Patients able to understand and sign an informed consent form.
  • Patients that do not have active connective tissue disorders.
  • Patients 18 years or older.
  • Patients that did not receive any previous radiation.
  • Patients that do not have any known allergy to any ingredients of the Alkagin Paste
  • Patients need to be able to apply the creams themselves or have help with applying the creams.
  • Patients who have been offered to purchase silver clear underpants but have refused

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients that have a type V or type VI skin type according to the Fitzpatrick scale (because these patients will likely have less radiodermatitis and if they do, it will be harder to evaluate it)

The Fitzpatrick Scale:

  • Type I (scores 0-7) White; very fair; freckles. Always burns, never tans
  • Type II (scores 8-16) White; fair. Usually burns, tans with difficulty
  • Type III (scores 17-25) Beige; very common. Sometimes mild burn, gradually tans
  • Type IV (scores 25-30) Beige with a brown tint; typical Mediterranean Caucasian skin. Rarely burns, tans with ease
  • Type V (scores over 30) Dark brown. Very rarely burns, tans very easily
  • Type VI Black. Never burns, tans very easily

    2) Patients with an allergic reaction to Alkagin Paste

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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Dr. Te Vuong, Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital
Dr. Te Vuong
Avario Healthcare Inc.
Principal Investigator: Te Vuong, MD Jewish General Hospital
Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital
May 2015

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