Safety Study of Amphinex Based Photochemical Internalisation (PCI) of Bleomycin in Patients With Cutaneous Cancer

2014-07-23 21:12:29 | BioPortfolio


This study is an open, non- randomized, phase I, dose-escalating study to evaluate the safety and tolerance of Amphinex based PCI of bleomycin in patients with local recurrent or advanced/metastatic, cutaneous or sub-cutaneous malignancies.


Eligible patients will be included in cohorts of 3 patients. The initial starting dose for Amphinex will be given 4 days prior to the fixed dose of bleomycin administered by intravenous infusion. The illumination, with red light (laser 652 nm), to the tumour surface and a margin of 2-3 mm outside the tumour surface, will be performed after bleomycin administration.

There will be no comparative procedure in this study. Dose escalation will proceed according to a modification of Simon's accelerated titration design. The number of patients recruited depends on the DLT experienced. A total of 6 patients will be included at each dose level if no more than 1 patient experiences DLT.

Additional cohorts may be added pending the outcome of the previous cohorts and discussions between the investigators and the Sponsor. The primary goal of the study is to assess the safety and tolerance of the Amphinex and determine the maximal tolerated dose (MTD) of Amphinex as a PCI therapy in combination with bleomycin treatment.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Head and Neck Neoplasms


Amphinex (TPCS2a), Bleomycin, Illumination with CeramOptec laser


University College London Hospital
United Kingdom




PCI Biotech AS

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:12:29-0400

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