Clinical Trials Using Aminolevulinic Acid Hydrochloride
Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Aminolevulinic Acid Hydrochloride. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.
NCI’s basic information about clinical trials explains the types and phases of trials and how they are carried out. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. You may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor for help in deciding if one is right for you.
Vitamin D Given before Photodynamic Therapy When Treating Patients with Basal Cell Cancer in Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome
This phase I trial studies how well vitamin D works when given before photodynamic therapy when treating patients with basal cell cancer in basal cell nevus syndrome. Giving vitamin D before photodynamic therapy may help improve the effectiveness of treatment. Photodynamic therapy is a noninvasive treatment in which a topical agent called Levulan or ALA is applied to the skin and then exposed to blue light, which targets and kills tumor cells. It is not yet known how well vitamin D works when given before photodynamic therapy in patients with basal cell cancer in basal cell nevus syndrome.
Location: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Photodynamic Therapy in Treating Patients with Refractory Mycosis Fungoides
This pilot phase II trial studies how well photodynamic therapy works in treating patients with mycosis fungoides that does not respond to treatment. Photodynamic therapy uses a drug, such as aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride, that becomes active when it is exposed to light. The activated drug may kill cancer cells.
Location: Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Scottsdale, Arizona