Photodynamic Therapy During Surgery in Treating Patients With Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Can Be Removed by Surgery
Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma - Stage IIA Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma - Stage IIB Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma - Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - Stage IIIB Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Carcinoma - Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung - Lung Neoplasms
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 1
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: Temoporfin Type: Drug
Name: Therapeutic Conventional Surgery Type: Procedure
Name: Photodynamic Therapy Type: Drug
Name: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis Type: Other
Name: Pharmacological Study Type: Other
Overall Status
This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of photodynamic therapy during surgery in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer that can be removed by surgery. Photodynamic therapy uses a drug, such as temoporfin, that becomes active when it is exposed to a certain kind of light. When the drug is active, cancer cells are killed. This may be a better way to treat patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
Detailed Description

I. To demonstrate that intraoperative adjuvant regional photodynamic therapy with low-dose temoporfin is safe.


I. Initial assessment of efficacy (i.e., 2-year disease free survival). II. To investigate the relationship between signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) levels, measured light dose and the clinical outcome.

III. Correlate the serum concentrations of vitamin D metabolites (25-hydroxyvitarnin D3 and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3) with the presence of lymph node (LN) metastasis at the time of surgical resection.

IV. To measure temoporfin uptake in malignant and normal tissue.

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of photodynamic therapy with temoporfin.

Patients receive temoporfin intravenously (IV) over no less than 6 minutes and then undergo standard surgical resection with intraoperative photodynamic therapy (PDT).

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 6 months for 2 years.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Histologically confirmed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

- Patients with resectable primary NSCLC who are undergoing surgery to resect T3 to T4 lesions OR any patients with clinical NI or N2 disease regardless of T-stage

- Subjects must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) scale of 0-2

- Subjects of child-bearing potential must agree to use adequate contraceptive methods (e.g., hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry and for 6 months after surgery; should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she or her partner is participating in this study, she should inform her treating physician immediately

- The subject or legal representative must understand the investigational nature of this study and sign an Independent Ethics Committee/Institutional Review Board approved written informed consent prior to receiving any study related procedure

- Must consent to participate in study I 03103: Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) Data Bank and Biorepository (DBBR)

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients who have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks (6 weeks for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) prior to entering the study or those who have not recovered from adverse events due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier

- Patients with known brain metastases should be excluded from this clinical trial

- Patients with porphyria, or with known hypersensitivity to porphyrins or porphyrin-like compounds

- White blood cell (WBC) < 4,000

- Platelet count < 100,000

- Total serum bilirubin > 2 mg/dL

- Serum creatinine > 2 mg/dL

- Alkaline phosphatase (hepatic) or serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) > 3 times the upper normal limit

- Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements

- Pregnant or nursing female subjects

- Unwilling or unable to follow protocol requirements

- Any condition which in the Investigator's opinion deems the subject an unsuitable candidate to receive study drug

- Received an investigational agent within 30 days prior to enrollment
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Roswell Park - 877-275-7724 -
Start Date
February 2014
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
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