Thalidomide and Dacarbazine for Metastatic Melanoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2004 by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00006200
First received: September 9, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: January 2004
  Purpose

The purpose of this clinical trial is to assess the activity of thalidomide in combination with dacarbazine (DTIC) in patients with metastatic melanoma. Safety and toxicity of the two drugs will also be assessed. Dacarbazine is the standard medical treatment for metastatic melanoma. It has been shown to produce tumor shrinkage in approximately 20% of patients with advanced melanoma. This shrinkage is usually incomplete and lasts a short time. Thalidomide is a drug that inhibits tumor blood vessel growth. It can be given orally. It is hoped that this combination can be given to patients with metastatic melanoma without causing too much toxicity while increasing the response rate.


Condition Intervention Phase
Melanoma
Drug: thalidomide
Drug: dacarbazine
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment

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  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with metastatic melanoma.
  • Lesions must be measurable.
  • Patient must have the following minimum labs: ANC> 1500/mm3, Hemoglobin > 8 mg/dl; platelets > 100,000 mm3; and liver function tests < 5x normal; and creatinine < 1.5 mg/dl.
  • ECOG performance status > 2.
  • No prior therapy with DTIC or thalidomide
  • No other history of malignancy other than curatively resected basal cell carcinoma of the skin or carcinoma in situ of the cervix.
  • Patients must not be pregnant or lactating.
  • Sexually active men and women of childbearing age must use adequate contraception. All patients must understand the potential for severe birth defects with thalidomide and must be able to follow instructions to avoid conception while taking thalidomide
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00006200

Locations
United States, New York
Kaplan Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00006200     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCRR-M01RR00096-1000, M01RR00096
Study First Received: September 9, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Melanoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Thalidomide
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Leprostatic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents

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