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Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of BF-200 ALA (Ameluz®) in the Field-directed Treatment of Actinic Keratosis (AK) on the Extremities and Neck/Trunk With Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Using a RhodoLED Lamp

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05662202
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 22, 2022
Last Update Posted : January 13, 2023
Sponsor:
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Biofrontera Bioscience GmbH

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to test the safety. tolerability and efficacy of field-directed photodynamic therapy (PDT) with 10% aminolevulinic acid gel (Ameluz®, BF-200 ALA) in combination with one of the narrow spectrum red light RhodoLED lamps in comparison to vehicle treatment for actinic keratosis (AK) on the extremities and neck/trunk.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Actinic Keratoses Combination Product: BF-200 ALA and red light LED lamp Combination Product: Vehicle and red light LED lamp Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 165 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Vehicle-controlled, Multicenter Phase III Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of BF-200 ALA (Ameluz®) in the Field-directed Treatment of Actinic Keratosis on the Extremities and Neck/Trunk With Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Using the BF-RhodoLED® XL or BF-RhodoLED® Lamp
Actual Study Start Date : December 12, 2022
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2024
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2025

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: BF-200 ALA

Topical application of BF-200 ALA containing 7.8% 5-ALA (5-aminolevulinic acid).

Red light photodynamic therapy (PDT)

Combination Product: BF-200 ALA and red light LED lamp

Up to two PDTs using a RhodoLED lamp (RhodoLED® XL or BF-RhodoLED®) (ALA-PDT, Ameluz®-PDT):

Topical application of up to 3 tubes BF-200 ALA on the expanded treatment field (up to 240 cm²), followed by red light illumination with a RhodoLED lamp after 3 h incubation of study medication under occlusive dressing.

PDT-1 will be performed at Visit 2. Clinical clearance will be assessed 12 weeks after PDT-1 (Visit 4). In case of remaining lesions at Visit 4, PDT-2 will be performed at the same visit.


Placebo Comparator: Vehicle
Topical application of vehicle to BF-200 ALA containing no active ingredient. Red light photodynamic therapy (PDT)
Combination Product: Vehicle and red light LED lamp

Up to two PDTs using a RhodoLED lamp (RhodoLED® XL or BF-RhodoLED®) (Vehicle-PDT):

Topical application of up to 3 tubes vehicle on the expanded treatment field (up to 240 cm²), followed by red light illumination with a RhodoLED lamp after 3 h incubation of study medication under occlusive dressing.

PDT-1 will be performed at Visit 2. Clinical clearance will be assessed 12 weeks after PDT-1 (Visit 4). In case of remaining lesions at Visit 4, PDT-2 will be performed at the same visit.





Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall subject complete response rate [ Time Frame: 12 weeks after the last PDT (Visit 4 or Visit 6) ]
    Percentage of subjects with all AK target lesions clinically cleared after last PDT


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall subject complete response rate for subjects with lesions treated on extremities [ Time Frame: 12 weeks after the last PDT (Visit 4 or Visit 6) ]
    Percentage of subjects with all AK target lesions on extremities clinically cleared after last PDT

  2. Overall subject complete response rate for subjects with lesions treated on neck/trunk [ Time Frame: 12 weeks after the last PDT (Visit 4 or Visit 6) ]
    Percentage of subjects with all AK target lesions on neck/trunk clinically cleared after last PDT

  3. Lesion complete response rate [ Time Frame: 12 weeks after the last PDT (Visit 4 or Visit 6) ]
    Percentage of clinically cleared individual AK target lesions in relation to total number of AK target lesions at baseline (Visit 2) after the last PDT, overall and stratified by treatment area and AK severity at baseline (according to Olsen)

  4. Complete response rate for severe lesions [ Time Frame: 12 weeks after the last PDT (Visit 4 or Visit 6) ]
    Percentage of clinically cleared individual severe AK lesions in relation to total number of severe AK lesions at baseline (according to Olsen; Visit 2) after the last PDT, overall and stratified by treatment area

  5. Subject complete response rate after PDT-1 [ Time Frame: 12 weeks after PDT-1 (Visit 4) ]
    Percentage of subjects with all AK target lesions clinically cleared after PDT-1, overall and stratified by AK baseline parameters

  6. Lesion complete response rate after PDT-1 [ Time Frame: 12 weeks after PDT-1 (Visit 4) ]
    Percentage of clinically cleared individual AK target lesions in relation to total number of AK target lesions at baseline (Visit 2) after PDT-1, overall and stratified by treatment area and AK severity at baseline (according to Olsen [mild, moderate, severe])

  7. Complete response rate for severe lesions after PDT-1 [ Time Frame: 12 weeks after PDT-1 (Visit 4) ]
    Percentage of clinically cleared individual severe AK lesions in relation to total number of severe AK lesions at baseline (according to Olsen [mild, moderate, severe]; Visit 2) after PDT-1, overall and stratified by treatment area

  8. Esthetic appearance at the end of treatment phase assessed by the investigator [ Time Frame: On final visit of the treatment phase, 12 weeks after the last PDT (Visit 4 or Visit 6) ]
    The esthetic appearance after the last PDT as assessed by the investigator as assessed by the subject according to a 4-point scale ranging from 0 (=very good) to 3 (=unsatisfactory); overall and stratified by treatment area

  9. Esthetic outcome at the end of treatment phase assessed by the subject [ Time Frame: On final visit of the treatment phase, 12 weeks after the last PDT (Visit 4 or Visit 6) ]
    The esthetic outcome after the last PDT as assessed by the subject according to a 4-point scale ranging from 0 (=very good) to 3 (=unsatisfactory); overall and stratified by treatment area

  10. Satisfaction with PDT at the end of treatment phase [ Time Frame: On final visit of the treatment phase, 12 weeks after the last PDT (Visit 4 or Visit 6) ]
    Satisfaction with PDT treatment after the last PDT as assessed by the subject via questionnaire, 1. if they would chose PDT treatment in the future in case of recurrence or similar disease (yes/no) and 2. how they would rate the PDT treatment in comparison to other treatment modalities, if applicable (better than/ similar/ worse). The treatment modalities should be documented, if applicable); overall and stratified by treatment area

  11. Frequency and extent of adverse events (AEs), AEs of Special Interest (AESIs), serious AEs (SAEs) and treatment-emergent AEs (TEAEs) during treatment phase [ Time Frame: Entire study duration, approx. 16 weeks for subjects requiring 1 PDT (until Visit 4) and approx. 28 weeks for subjects with 2 PDTs (until Visit 6) ]

    Frequency and extent of AEs, AESIs, SAEs, and TEAEs, overall and stratified by demographics, skin type class (I-III and IV-VI), size of the treatment field, and treatment area.

    TEAEs (including local skin reactions and discomfort) are defined as all AEs with onset or worsening after treatment with IMP.


  12. New lesions inside the treatment field during treatment phase [ Time Frame: All clinical visits throughout entire study duration, approx. 16 weeks for subjects requiring 1 PDT (until Visit 4) and approx. 28 weeks for subjects with 2 PDTs (until Visit 6) ]
    New lesions: AK, non-melanoma skin cancer [NMSC, including Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) or Bowen's Disease (BD)] or melanoma

  13. Application site pain during illumination [ Time Frame: During treatment (illumination) on treatment day for PDT-1 (Visit 2, up to 4 weeks after screening) and during treatment (illumination) on treatment day for PDT-2 (Visit 4; if applicable; 12 weeks after PDT-1) ]
    Reported by the subjects assessed on an 11-point numeric rating scale ranging from 0 (no pain) to 10 (worst imaginable pain); overall and stratified by size of the treatment field and treatment area

  14. Number of patients with significant changes of vital signs [ Time Frame: All clinical visits throughout entire study duration, approx. 16 weeks for subjects requiring 1 PDT (until Visit 4) and approx. 28 weeks for subjects with 2 PDTs (until Visit 6) ]
    Number of patients with changes in blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) [mmHg] and changes in pulse rate [beats/min]. Findings which differ from reference range and are considered to be clinically significant are to be reported.

  15. Number of patients with significant changes in safety laboratory [ Time Frame: All clinical visits throughout entire study duration, approx. 16 weeks for subjects requiring 1 PDT (until Visit 4) and approx. 28 weeks for subjects with 2 PDTs (until Visit 6) ]
    Changes in clinical chemistry, in hematology and urinalysis parameters as defined in the protocol. Findings which differ from reference range and are considered to be clinically significant are to be reported.

  16. Number of patients with abnormal findings in physical examination [ Time Frame: At screening (up to 4 weeks before treatment) and 12 weeks after the last PDT (Visit 4 or Visit 6) ]
    Physical examination of head, neck, skin, lymph nodes, thorax including heart and lungs, abdomen, and musculoskeletal, peripheral vascular and nervous system status will be performed. Abnormal findings, considered to be clinically significant, are to be reported.


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Subject recurrence rate [ Time Frame: On follow-up Visit 1 (6 months after last PDT) and follow-up Visit 2 (12 months after last PDT) ]
    The percentage of subjects with all AK target lesions clinically cleared 12 weeks after the last PDT presenting with at least one recurrent lesion during follow-up, stratified by demographics, study sites, AK baseline parameters

  2. Lesion recurrence rate [ Time Frame: On follow-up Visit 1 (6 months after last PDT) and follow-up Visit 2 (12 months after last PDT) ]
    The percentage of AK target lesions showing recurrence in follow-up in relation to total number of clinically cleared AK target lesions 12 weeks after last PDT; overall and stratified by treatment area and AK severity at baseline (according to Olsen [mild, moderate, severe])

  3. Recurrence rate of severe lesions [ Time Frame: On follow-up Visit 1 (6 months after last PDT) and follow-up Visit 2 (12 months after last PDT) ]
    The percentage of severe AK lesions (according to Olsen [mild, moderate, severe]) showing recurrence in follow-up in relation to total number of clinically cleared severe AK lesions 12 weeks after last PDT; overall and stratified by treatment area

  4. Esthetic appearance at follow-up visits assessed by the investigator [ Time Frame: On follow-up Visit 1 (6 months after last PDT) and follow-up Visit 2 (12 months after last PDT) ]
    The esthetic outcome at follow-up visits as assessed by the subject according to a 4-point scale ranging from 0 (=very good) to 3 (=unsatisfactory); overall and stratified by treatment area

  5. Esthetic outcome at follow-up visits assessed by the subject [ Time Frame: On follow-up Visit 1 (6 months after last PDT) and follow-up Visit 2 (12 months after last PDT) ]
    The esthetic outcome at follow-up visits as assessed by the subject according to a 4-point scale ranging from 0 (=very good) to 3 (=unsatisfactory); overall and stratified by treatment area

  6. Satisfaction with PDT at follow-up visits [ Time Frame: On follow-up Visit 1 (6 months after last PDT) and follow-up Visit 2 (12 months after last PDT) ]
    Satisfaction with PDT treatment after the last PDT as assessed by the subject via questionnaire, 1. if they would chose PDT treatment in the future in case of recurrence or similar disease (yes/no) and 2. how they would rate the PDT treatment in comparison to other treatment modalities, if applicable (better than/ similar/ worse). The treatment modalities should be documented, if applicable); overall and stratified by treatment area

  7. Any SAE and relevant AE [ Time Frame: Entire follow-up duration, approx. 40 weeks ]
    Relevant AEs include AEs or conditions affecting skin health in the treatment field which may impair proper assessment of the recurrence rate of the treated AK lesions, or other clinically relevant events at the investigator's discretion as well as any SAE that has occurred since the final visit of the treatment phase (Visit 4 or Visit 6); overall and stratified by demographics and treatment area

  8. New lesions inside the treatment field during follow-up [ Time Frame: On follow-up Visit 1 (6 months after last PDT) and follow-up Visit 2 (12 months after last PDT) ]
    New lesions: AK, non-melanoma skin cancer [NMSC, including BCC, SCC or BD] or melanoma



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Willingness and ability of subjects to provide informed consent and sign the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) form. A study-specific informed consent and HIPAA form must be obtained in writing prior to starting any study procedures.
  2. 4 - 15 mild to moderate clinically confirmed AK lesions according to Olsen either on the extremities or on the neck/trunk with a diameter of ≥ 4 mm that must be present in the treatment field (defined as AK target lesions). In addition, non-target AK lesions may be present in the treatment field, including up to two severe AK lesions ≥ 4 mm. For each severe AK lesion (≥ 4 mm), a biopsy must be taken for confirmation of diagnosis. The treatment field (continuous or in several patches) totaling approx. either 80 cm², 160 cm² or 240 cm2 must be within one effective illumination area of the BF-RhodoLED® XL but may require up to three illuminations with the BF-RhodoLED®. All AK target lesions and, if applicable, severe AK lesions ≥ 4 mm located in the treatment field should be clearly distinguishable, without restrictions on the distance between lesions, and should have a minimal distance of 1 cm to the border of the treatment field.
  3. All sexes, ≥ 18 years of age.
  4. Willingness to undergo a 2 mm punch biopsy for each (up to two) severe AK lesion ≥ 4 mm, if applicable, at the screening visit.
  5. Willingness and ability to comply with study procedures, particularly willingness to receive up to 2 PDTs within approximately 12 weeks.
  6. Subjects with good general health or with clinically stable medical conditions will be permitted to be included in the study.
  7. Willingness to stop the use of moisturizers and any other non-medical topical treatments within the treatment field at least 24 h prior to the next clinical visit.
  8. Acceptance to abstain from extensive sunbathing and the use of a solarium or tanning beds during the treatment phase.
  9. For female subjects with reproductive potential: Negative serum pregnancy test.
  10. For female subjects with reproductive potential: Effective contraception at screening visit and throughout the treatment phase of the study (until Visit 4 or Visit 6).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Any known history of hypersensitivity to ALA, porphyrins, or excipients of BF-200 ALA.
  2. History of soy or peanut allergy.
  3. Sunburn or other possible confounding skin conditions (e.g., wounds, irritations, bleeding, or skin infections) inside or in close proximity (< 2 cm distance) to the treatment field.
  4. Clinically significant (cs) medical conditions making implementation of the protocol or interpretation of the study results difficult or impairing subject's safety such as:

    1. Presence of photodermatoses or porphyria
    2. Metastatic tumor or tumor with high probability of metastasis
    3. Infiltrating skin neoplasia (suspected or known)
    4. Unstable cardiovascular disease (New York Heart Association class III, IV)
    5. Unstable hematologic (including myelodysplastic syndrome), hepatic, renal, neurologic, or endocrine condition
    6. Unstable collagen-vascular condition
    7. Unstable gastrointestinal condition
    8. Immunosuppressive condition
    9. Presence of clinically significant inherited or acquired coagulation defect
  5. Clinical diagnosis of atopic dermatitis, Bowen´s disease (BD), basal cell carcinoma (BCC), eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), other malignant or benign tumors inside or in close proximity (< 2 cm distance) to the treatment field.
  6. Presence of strong artificial pigmentation (e.g., tattoos) or any other abnormality that may impact lesion assessment or light penetration in the treatment field.
  7. Any physical therapy such as cryotherapy, laser therapy, electrodessication, microdermabrasion, surgical removal of lesions, curettage, or treatment with chemical peels such as trichloroacetic acid inside or in close proximity (< 10 cm distance) to the treatment field within 4 weeks prior to screening.
  8. Any of the topical treatments defined below within the designated periods prior to screening:

    1. Topical treatment with ALA or ALA esters (e.g., methyl aminolevulinic acid (MAL)) inside the treatment field within 3 months.
    2. Topical treatment with immunomodulatory, cytostatic, or cytotoxic drugs inside or in close proximity (< 10 cm distance) to the treatment field within 3 months.
    3. Start of topical administration of a medication with hypericin or other drugs with phototoxic or photoallergic potential inside or in close proximity (< 10 cm distance) to the treatment field within 4 weeks. Subjects may, however, be eligible if such medication was applied for more than 4 weeks prior to screening without evidence of an actual phototoxic/photoallergic reaction.
  9. Any use of the systemic treatments within the designated periods prior to screening:

    1. Cytostatic or cytotoxic drugs within 6 months.
    2. Immunosuppressive therapies or ALA or ALA esters (e.g., MAL) within 12 weeks.
    3. Drugs known to have major organ toxicity within 8 weeks.
    4. Interferon or glucocorticosteroids within 6 weeks.
    5. Start of intake of medication with hypericin or drugs with phototoxic or photoallergic potential within 8 weeks prior to screening. Subjects may, however, be eligible if such medication was taken in for more than 8 weeks prior to the screening visit without evidence of an actual phototoxic/photoallergic reaction.
  10. Breast feeding women.
  11. Suspicion of drug or alcohol abuse.
  12. Subjects unlikely to comply with protocol, e.g., inability to return for visits, unlikely to complete the study, or inappropriate in the opinion of the investigator.
  13. A member of study site staff or sponsor staff directly involved in the conduct of the protocol or a close relative thereof.
  14. Receipt of any investigational drug or medical product within 8 weeks before screening or simultaneous participation in another clinical study.

Reassessment of subjects is allowed once in case exclusion criterion 3 is met and eligibility can be achieved within 4 weeks. Reassessment can be done on the day of the actual treatment.

Dosing day exclusion criteria:

At Visit 2 (baseline, PDT-1)

Subjects with sunburn or other possibly confounding skin conditions (e.g., wounds, irritations, bleeding, or skin infections) inside or in close proximity (< 2 cm distance) to the treatment field. Reassessment of subjects is allowed once if the sunburn or other confounding skin conditions is/are expected to resolve within 2 weeks.

At Visit 4 (PDT-2)

Subjects with sunburn or other possibly confounding skin conditions (e.g., wounds, irritations, bleeding, or skin infections) inside or in close proximity (< 2 cm distance) to the treatment field. Rescheduling of PDT-2 can be performed once at the earliest possibility after resolution, but rescheduling should not exceed 2 weeks.


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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05662202


Contacts
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Contact: Beate Schmitz, PhD +49 21487632 ext 41 b.schmitz@biofrontera.com
Contact: Corinna Zogel, PhD +49 214 311 9772 207 c.zogel@biofrontera.com

Locations
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United States, Florida
Dermatology Associates PA of the Palm Beaches Not yet recruiting
Delray Beach, Florida, United States, 33445
Contact: John Strasswimmer, MD    561-819-5822      
United States, Georgia
Gwinnett Clinical Research Center, Inc. Recruiting
Snellville, Georgia, United States, 30078
Contact: Jonathan S. Weiss, MD    770-972-2241      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Biofrontera Bioscience GmbH
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Nathalie Zeitouni, MD Medical Dermatology Specialists; Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Responsible Party: Biofrontera Bioscience GmbH
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05662202    
Other Study ID Numbers: ALA-AK-CT019
First Posted: December 22, 2022    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 13, 2023
Last Verified: January 2023

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: Yes
Keywords provided by Biofrontera Bioscience GmbH:
Actinic keratosis
Photodynamic therapy
5-aminolevulinic acid
Photosensitizing Agents
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Keratosis, Actinic
Keratosis
Skin Diseases
Precancerous Conditions
Neoplasms
Aminolevulinic Acid
Photosensitizing Agents
Dermatologic Agents