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



Eligible Ages
Over 18 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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, Sj√∂gren'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.

Study Design

Phase 3
Study Type
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Active Comparator
Three treatment cycles, each six (6) weeks followed by a two (2) week rest period. Treatment uses 0.25% SGX301 in USP Hydrophilic Ointment (or placebo) applied twice per week followed by fluorescent light therapy. Cycle 1: Patients randomized 2:1 to active/placebo will have three (3) index lesions treated and evaluated. Cycle 2: All patients will have three (3) index lesions treated and evaluated with active SGX301 ointment. Cycle 3: All patients will be given the opportunity to enter an open-label cycle of active SGX301 ointment treatment for all lesions (index and non-index).
  • Drug: SGX301 (synthetic hypericin)
    0.25% SGX301 in USP Hydrophilic Ointment applied twice per week, covered by opaque bandage for 12-24 hours, then treated with an initial dose of 5 J/cm^2 fluorescent light.
    Other names:
    • Hypericin
    • Synthetic Hypericin
Placebo Comparator
Placebo ointment is indistinguishable from ointment containing active SGX301 and is only used in Cycle 1. Treatment paradigm (ointment application and fluorescent light therapy) is identical.
  • Drug: Placebo
    USP Hydrophilic Ointment applied twice per week, covered by opaque bandage for 12-24 hours, then treated with an initial dose of 5 J/cm^2 fluorescent light.

Recruiting Locations

More Details

Active, not recruiting


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