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The purpose of the two studies is to determine whether an experimental therapy using a photoactive drug, verteporfin, in combination with direct light exposure of basal cell carcinoma of the skin can safely eliminate these skin tumors.
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) of the skin is the most common type of cancer that can be treated with various therapies including surgical removal. A number of factors can lead to the development of multiple BCC of the skin, including genetic disorders (e.g., nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome). Treatment of multiple BCC becomes much more challenging. In these trials, the experimental therapy: verteporfin PDT is compared to placebo PDT. PDT or photodynamic therapy in these studies is the combination of the photoactive drug verteporfin (given intravenously) and red light exposure of skin tumors.
The primary objective is to assess whether verteporfin PDT can completely eliminate multiple BCCs. Eligible subjects will have at least 3 BCCs. Study subjects won't know which treatment they have been been assigned to - this is done randomly (like flipping a coin). After study treatment, the BCCs in each subject will be closely observed and toward the end of the study all will be surgically removed and examined to verify response to study treatment. Safety will be assessed by testing blood samples before and after study treatment, and analyzing adverse events and skin reactions to the study treatment.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:55:39-0400
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A carcinoma arising from MERKEL CELLS located in the basal layer of the epidermis and occurring most commonly as a primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin. Merkel cells are tactile cells of neuroectodermal origin and histologically show neurosecretory granules. The skin of the head and neck are a common site of Merkel cell carcinoma, occurring generally in elderly patients. (Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1245)
A patched receptor that may function redundantly with the PATCHED-1 RECEPTOR to modulate hedgehog signaling. It may also play a role in epidermal development and as a TUMOR SUPPRESSOR PROTEIN. Mutations in the patched-2 gene are associated with BASAL CELL NEVUS SYNDROME; CARCINOMA, BASAL CELL; and MEDULLOBLASTOMA.
A skin carcinoma that histologically exhibits both basal and squamous elements. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
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A heterogeneous group of sporadic or hereditary carcinoma derived from cells of the KIDNEYS. There are several subtypes including the clear cells, the papillary, the chromophobe, the collecting duct, the spindle cells (sarcomatoid), or mixed cell-type carcinoma.
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