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Site for Multicenter Phase 3 Pivotal Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of TOOKAD (padeliporfin) Vascular Targeted Photodynamic Therapy in the Treatment of Low Grade Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer

Upper tract urothelial cancer (UTUC) is a recurrent disease. The current standard treatment for most UTUC patients requires surgery either removing some of the ureter in each operation or radical nephroureterectomy (RNU-removal of kidney and ureter) but the role of minimally invasive & kidney- preserving methods is increasing. The use of TOOKAD (padeliporfin) was investigated in a Phase 1 clinical study in the minimally-invasive treatment of UTUC with the goal of identifying safe laser/light exposure and signs that the tumor has been reduced or eliminated. Early results from this study have been highly promising, revealing the effects of tumor removal with a positive safety profile, indicating the potential role of TOOKAD (padeliporfin) in the treatment of low-grade UTUC disease. This Phase 3 study is designed to provide confirmation of the observed Phase 1 findings. Patients are expected to remain in the study for 25 to 28 months. Participation in this study will include up to 9 study visits to Hershey Medical Center and 2 phone visits.
Kathleen Lehman at KLehman3@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-5930
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18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04620239
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Inclusion Criteria:
New or recurrent low-grade, non-invasive UTUC disease
Biopsy-proven disease. A concurrence of the central pathology reader will be required for eligibility.
Up to 2 biopsy-proven sites of low-grade involvement. Please contact site for tumor dimension criteria.
Karnofsky Performance Status ≥ 50%
Adequate organ function defined by baseline Lab testing
Exclusion Criteria:
Current high-grade or muscle invasive (>pT1) urothelial carcinoma of the bladder
Carcinoma in situ (CIS) current or previous in the upper urinary tract
History of invasive T2 or higher urothelial cancer in past 2 years
Participation in another clinical study involving an investigational product within 1 month before study entry
BCG or local chemotherapy treatment in the upper urinary tract within 2 months prior to inclusion
Kidney & Urinary System, Cancer
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Hershey, PA