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Photodynamic Therapy for Premalignant and Early Stage Head and Neck Tumors


Phase 1
18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Head and Neck Tumors

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Trial Information

Photodynamic Therapy for Premalignant and Early Stage Head and Neck Tumors


Overall Objectives:

The primary objectives of the study are to evaluate the toxicities associated with
Levulan®-mediated photodynamic therapy in pre-malignant head and neck lesions, and to
evaluate the toxicities of continuous vs. fractionated light treatment. The secondary
objectives are to assess the efficacy of Levulan®-mediated photodynamic therapy in
pre-malignant head and neck lesions, and to assess the efficacy of fractionated versus
continuous light treatment.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Study subjects with a histologic diagnosis of erythroplakia with dysplasia, severe
dysplasia, or carcinoma in-situ of the head and neck. Study subjects with carcinoma
in-situ will be eligible only in situations where standard therapy is not indicated.

- ECOG performance status of 0-2.

- Males and females 18 years of age or older.

- Study subjects capable of providing informed consent indicating an understanding of
the potential risks, benefits and complications of the proposed treatment.

- Premalignant lesions but where the final pathologic evaluation notes a suspicion or
the presence of focal microinvasion but where the predominant lesion is premalignant.

- Clinical assessment of the depth of the lesion which confirms that the lesion's
clinical depth is consistent with the pathologic evaluation that identifies the
suspicion or the presence of only focal microinvasion.

- Agreement with the treating surgeon that the suspicion or the presence of focal
microinvasion can be treated without surgical resection.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Study subjects in whom the targeted lesion/area has invasive squamous cell carcinoma
of the head and neck greater than 1.5 mm from the tissue surface.

- Study subjects with invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

- Study subjects who are pregnant or lactating.

- Study subjects who have a platelet count of less than 100,000/cubic mm.

- Study subjects who refuse to provide informed consent (see 3.4).

- Study subjects with elevated aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine
aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase, or total bilirubin levels >2X normal or
a history of chronic liver disease or cirrhosis of the liver.

- Study subjects with a significant cardiovascular history such that an evaluation by a
cardiologist deems the study subject to be at risk with the hypotension that may
occur with oral administration of Levulan® .

- Study subjects with porphyria or hypersensitivity to porphyrins.

- Study subjects who have had an adverse reaction to ondansetron or lorazepam.

- Study subjects who have an abnormal baseline creatinine level or diagnosed kidney
disease.

- Study subjects who have a medical history of immune suppression. This will include
patients with a past transplantation requiring ongoing immunosuppressive medications
and also include subjects with HIV infection.

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

PDT related toxicity.

Authority:

United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:

UPCC 18308

NCT ID:

NCT01019954

Start Date:

January 2009

Completion Date:

June 2015

Related Keywords:

  • Head and Neck Tumors
  • Adults with premalignant head and neck tumors and adults who have Carcinoma in situ of the head and neck in whom standard therapy is not indicated
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms

Name

Location

Abramson Cancer Center of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania  19104-4283