National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Not yet recruiting
For more information, see ClinicalTrials.gov NCT05699603
This phase IIA study evaluates the effects of calcipotriene plus 5- fluorouracil immunotherapy for skin cancer prevention in organ transplant recipients. Precancerous skin lesions, actinic keratoses (AK), may put organ transplant recipients at higher than average risk of developing skin cancer. Topical calcipotriene is a form of vitamin D and is used to treat psoriasis and topical 5- fluorouracil is a chemotherapy agent applied to the skin. The combination of calcipotriene plus 5- fluorouracil topical cream, which activates the immune cells against cancer, may help prevent skin cancer in organ transplant recipients who have precancerous skin lesions.
Biopsy, Fluorouracil, Calcipotriene
Shadmehr Demehri, Rajan Kulkarni, Milan Anadkat, Clara N. Curiel-Lewandrowski