FLASH [Fluorescent Light Activated Synthetic Hypericin] Clinical Study: Topical SGX301 (Synthetic Hypericin) for the Treatment of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (Mycosis Fungoides)


About this study

To evaluate the use of SGX301, a topical photosensitizing agent, to treat patients with patch/plaque phase cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (mycosis fungoides).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects must have a clinical diagnosis of CTCL (mycosis fungoides), Stage IA, Stage IB, or Stage IIA.
  • Subjects must have a minimum of three (3) evaluable, discrete lesions.
  • Subjects must be willing to refrain from sunbathing for the duration of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of sun hypersensitivity and photosensitive dermatoses including porphyria, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren's syndrome, xeroderma pigmentosum, polymorphous light eruptions or radiation therapy within 30 days of enrolling.
  • Pregnancy or mothers who are breast feeding.
  • Males and females not willing to use effective contraception.
  • Unhealed sunburn.
  • Subjects receiving topical steroids or other topical treatments for CTCL within 2 weeks.
  • Subjects receiving systemic steroids, nitrogen mustard, psoralen UVA radiation therapy (PUVA), narrow band UVB light therapy (NB-UVB) or carmustine (BCNU) or other systemic therapies for CTCL within 3 weeks of enrollment.
  • Subjects with significant history of systemic immunosuppression due to drugs or infection with HIV or HTLV 1.
  • Subjects taking other investigational drugs or drugs of abuse within 30 days of entry into this study.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Aaron Mangold, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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