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The purpose of the study is to assess the progression free survival and overall survival of patients treated with Litx™ + chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone in the treatment of Colorectal Cancer with recurrent liver metastases, and to demonstrate the safety of Litx™ therapy.
Litx™ consists of a light-activated drug, talaporfin sodium (LS11, Light Sciences Oncology, Bellevue, Washington), and a light generating device, composed of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), that is energized by a power controller and percutaneously placed in the target tumor tissue inside the body.
Randomized, stratified, two arm study:
- Litx™ and chemotherapy arm (FOLFOX4 or FOLFIRI)
- Chemotherapy only arm (FOLFOX4 or FOLFIRI)
For patients who have progressed on FOLFIRI, they will be treated with Litx™ plus FOLFOX4 versus FOLFOX4 alone; and for patients who have progressed on FOLFOX, they will be treated with Litx™ plus FOLFIRI versus FOLFIRI alone.
Stratification upon enrollment by chemotherapy and tumor sum of the longest diameter (SLD) (SLD < 4 cm or SLD ≥4 cm but ≤7.5 cm).
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Talaporfin sodium, Percutaneous placement of device in liver metastases, Interstitial light emitting diodes, FOLFOX4 OR FOLFIRI regimen
Active, not recruiting
Light Sciences Oncology
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:22:10-0400
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