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Interleukin-2 in Treating Patients With Metastatic Melanoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2000 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: December 18, 2013
Last verified: May 2000

RATIONALE: Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill melanoma cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of interleukin-2 in treating patients who have metastatic melanoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Melanoma (Skin)
Biological: aldesleukin
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: September 1995
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the response and survival rates of patients with metastatic melanoma following induction with high-dose and maintenance with low-dose interleukin-2. II. Assess the toxicity of this regimen.

OUTLINE: All patients receive high-dose interleukin-2 over 24 hours, followed by low-dose interleukin-2 for 4 days in the absence of toxicity. Patients receive a second cycle beginning 9-13 days after completion of the first cycle, with response assessed approximately 2 months after initiating therapy. Patients with stable or responding disease receive a second course as above; those with a continued response may receive additional courses provided toxicity is limited. Patients are followed for survival.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 20 patients will be entered.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven melanoma that is metastatic No tumor replacement of 25% or more of liver on CT or MRI No involvement of the CNS or a major nerve Measurable disease required

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Karnofsky 80%-100% Life expectancy: More than 3 months Hematopoietic: No coagulopathy (i.e., platelets less than 80,000) Hepatic: Bilirubin normal Renal: Creatinine normal Cardiovascular: No abnormal cardiac stress test in patients over 50 years of age or with possible cardiac disease suggested by history, physical exam, or EKG Pulmonary: FEV1 or VC greater than 65% of predicted in patients with significant smoking history or with suspected pulmonary disease by history, physical exam, or x-ray Other: No site of ongoing bleeding No systemic infection No HIV antibody No HBsAg No requirement for steroids No psychiatric disease that precludes informed consent or protocol treatment No second malignancy except: Basal cell skin carcinoma Carcinoma in situ of the cervix No pregnant or nursing women Negative pregnancy test required of fertile women Effective contraception required of fertile women

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: No prior interleukin-2 At least 28 days since treatment for melanoma

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002845

United States, North Carolina
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28232-2861
Sponsors and Collaborators
Blumenthal Cancer Center at Carolinas Medical Center
Study Chair: Richard L. White, MD Blumenthal Cancer Center at Carolinas Medical Center
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Additional Information:
No publications provided Identifier: NCT00002845     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065084, CMC-09-95-16B, NCI-V96-1037
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: December 18, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage IV melanoma
recurrent melanoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Nevi and Melanomas
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Antineoplastic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 27, 2014