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Imatinib in Patients With Mucosal or Acral/Lentiginous Melanoma (BUS255)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
F. Stephen Hodi, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: January 18, 2007
Last updated: February 24, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how effective Imatinib (Gleevec) is in treating acral lentiginous and mucosal melanoma which has spread to other parts of the body in patients who's disease carries a c-kit mutation. Gleevec is a protein-kinase inhibitor. It is believed that Gleevec may be effective in blocking signals on certain cancer cells which allow the malignant cells to multiply and spread.

Condition Intervention Phase
Mucosal Melanoma
Acral/Lentiginous Melanoma
Chronically Sun Damaged Melanomas
Drug: Imatinib
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Imatinib in Patients With Mucosal or Acral/Lentiginous Melanoma and Melanomas That Arise on Chronically Sun Damaged Skin.

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Further study details as provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the response rate of patients with metastatic mucosal or acral/lentiginous melanoma and chronically sundamaged melanomas to treatment with Gleevec and also to determine the time to progression. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To correlate c-kit mutational status with response to therapy [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • to evaluate the tolerability of Gleevec in this patient population. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: July 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Imatinib
    Participants will take four 100mg tablets once daily for approximately one year (Dosage may be increased to twice daily if disease worsens)
    Other Name: Gleevec
Detailed Description:
  • If tests show that the patient is eligible and they choose to participate in the study, they will receive a bottle of Gleevec pills. Each pill will be 100mg and the participant will take 4 pills once daily (400mg). The dose may increase to 400mg twice a day if the participant's cancer worsens.
  • The following study procedures will also be performed at routine intervals throughout the course of treatment: blood tests, medical history updates; physical exams, Positron Emission tomography (PET) scan, and Chest/Abdomen/Pelvic CT.
  • Participants will be on this study for approximately one year.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Melanomas that arise on chronically sun damaged skin and have pathologic evidence of solar elastosis
  • History of primary mucosal or acral/lentiginous melanoma
  • Histologically documented stage IV metastatic melanoma
  • ECOG performance status 0,1, or 2
  • Estimated life expectancy of 6 months or greater
  • Age 18 years or older
  • Creatinine < 1.5 x ULN
  • ANC > 1500 ul
  • Platelets > 100,000 ul
  • Total bilirubin, AST, and ALT < 2 x ULN
  • Amylase and lipase < 1.5 x ULN
  • C-kit mutation documented from either primary or metastatic tumor site
  • > 4 weeks from prior chemotherapy or investigational drug
  • At least one measurable site of disease as defined by at least 1 cm in greatest dimension

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe and/or uncontrolled medical disease
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers
  • Any other significant medical, surgical, or psychiatric condition that my interfere with compliance
  • Patient is < 5 years free of another primary malignancy except: basal cell skin cancer or a cervical carcinoma in situ
  • Concurrent treatment with Warfarin
  • Prior treatment with c-kit inhibitor
  • Patient with Grade III/IV cardiac problems as defined by NYHA criteria
  • No H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors
  • Known brain metastasis
  • Known chronic liver disease
  • Known diagnosis of HIV infection
  • Previous radiotherapy to > 25% of the bone marrow
  • Major surgery within 2 weeks prior to study entry
  • Patient has received any other investigational agent within 28 days of first study drug dosing
  • Chemotherapy within 4 weeks prior to study entry
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00424515

United States, Colorado
University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80045
United States, Florida
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612
United States, Illinois
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
United States, Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: F. Stephen Hodi, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: F. Stephen Hodi, MD, Melanoma Disease Center Director, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT00424515     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-056
Study First Received: January 18, 2007
Last Updated: February 24, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Nevi and Melanomas
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 25, 2014