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Topical Use of 4,4'-Dihydroxybenzophenone-2,4-Dinitrophenylhydrazone (A-007) in the Treatment of Advanced Malignancies Including Kaposi's Sarcoma and Lymphoproliferative Disorders

This study has been completed.
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service Identifier:
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: May 1999
To evaluate topical A-007 in patients with advanced malignancies including Kaposi's sarcoma and lymphoproliferative disorders.

Condition Intervention Phase
Sarcoma, Kaposi
HIV Infections
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Drug: A-007
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Topical Use of 4,4'-Dihydroxybenzophenone-2,4-Dinitrophenylhydrazone (A-007) in the Treatment of Advanced Malignancies Including Kaposi's Sarcoma and Lymphoproliferative Disorders

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Estimated Enrollment: 25

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Concurrent Medication:


  • Maintenance antihormones, hormones, and glucocorticoids.

Patients must have:

  • Histologically proven metastatic cancer including Kaposi's sarcoma and lymphoproliferative disorders to the skin or cutaneous sites. NOTE:
  • Primary basal or squamous cell cancer of the skin is allowed.
  • Failed both primary and secondary chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy protocols.
  • Measurable skin or cutaneous lesions. 4 Life expectancy of at least 20 weeks.

Prior Medication:


  • Prior therapy for cutaneous lesions from Kaposi's sarcoma or lymphoproliferative disorders.


  • Prior maintenance steroids and hormone/antihormone therapy.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:

  • Active infections other than medically stable HIV infection.
  • Active congestive heart failure, any persistent arrhythmia or transient serious arrhythmia (ventricular tachycardia, sinoatrial arrest, etc.), or progressive cardiomyopathy.
  • Unstable blood pressure.
  • Seizures or other CNS disorders.
  • Severe unstable diabetes mellitus.
  • Coagulopathies.
  • Thrombotic disease.
  • Any other medical conditions that would prevent completion of study or produce significant risk to patient.

Concurrent Medication:


  • Concomitant chemotherapy or immunotherapy.
  • Ongoing corticosteroid therapy (unless maintenance).

Patients with the following prior conditions are excluded:

  • History of active cardiopulmonary or respiratory disease.
  • History of sun hypersensitivity and photosensitive dermatoses.
  • History of allergy or hypersensitivity to cosmetics, toiletries, or other dermatological products.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002153

United States, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70119
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  More Information Identifier: NCT00002153     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 247A
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Skin Neoplasms
Sarcoma, Kaposi
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Antineoplastic Agents

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Sarcoma, Kaposi
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Herpesviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Neoplasms, Vascular Tissue
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders processed this record on May 23, 2017