A Study of Targretin Capsules in Patients With AIDS-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma

2010-07-15 17:00:00 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to see if it is safe and effective to give Targretin capsules to patients with AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma (KS).


This is a multicenter, open-label study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Targretin capsules in patients with AIDS-related KS. NOTE: The daily dose may be reduced as necessary for toxicity management.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Sarcoma, Kaposi




Desert Univ School of Medicine
Palm Springs
United States




NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400

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