Phase II Study of Tesetaxel in Metastatic Melanoma
This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
First received: February 5, 2010
Last updated: April 23, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if tesetaxel can help to control metastatic melanoma. The safety of this drug will also be studied.
||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
||A Phase II Study of Tesetaxel as Second-line Therapy for Subjects With Advanced Melanoma and Normal Serum LDH
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Response rate (ie, the percentage of subjects with a confirmed complete or partial response) [ Time Frame: Baseline to Day 84 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
| Estimated Enrollment:
| Study Start Date:
| Estimated Primary Completion Date:
||February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Therapy initiated at a flat dose of 40 mg for subjects in Cohort A and at a flat dose of 50 mg for subjects in Cohort B. Tesetaxel administered orally once every 21 days until the subject meets a withdrawal criterion or initiates nonstudy therapy for melanoma. Duration of protocol therapy will not exceed 12 months.
Cohort A: 40 mg by mouth every 21 days.
Cohort B. 50 mg by mouth every 21 days.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||18 Years and older
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- At least 18 years of age.
- Histologically confirmed diagnosis of melanoma.
- Progressive disease that is not surgically resectable, or metastatic Stage IV disease.
- Measurable disease.
- Serum LDH </= 1.1 times the upper limit of normal (x ULN).
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0 or 1.
- Treatment with 1 prior regimen (including cytotoxic chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, or cytokine, biologic, or vaccine therapy) as first-line treatment for metastatic disease. (Administration of interleukin-2 or interferon as adjuvant therapy is allowed and is not to be considered in determining the 1 prior treatment regimen administered as first-line treatment for metastatic disease.)
- Adequate bone marrow, hepatic, and renal function, as evidenced by: a) Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >/= 1500/mm^3; b) Platelet count >/= 100,000/mm^3; c) Hemoglobin >/= 9 g/dL without need for hematopoietic growth factor or transfusion support; d) Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) </= 2.5 x ULN or, in the presence of liver metastasis, </= 5 x ULN; e) Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) </= 2.5 x ULN or, in the presence of liver metastasis, </= 5 x ULN f. Total bilirubin </= 1.5 x ULN;
- (Continued # 8) g) Alkaline phosphatase </= 2.5 x ULN or, in the presence of liver metastasis, </= 5 x ULN or, in the presence of bone metastasis, </= 10 x ULN; h) Serum creatinine </= 1.5 x ULN; i) Serum albumin >/= 3.0 g/dL; j) Prothrombin time (PT) </= 1.5 x ULN (or international normalized ratio [INR] </=1.3); k) Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) </= 1.5 x ULN.
- At least 3 weeks and recovery from effects of prior surgery or other therapy with an approved or investigational agent.
- Ability to swallow an oral solid-dosage form of medication.
- A negative serum pregnancy test within 7 days prior to the first dose of study medication in women of childbearing potential (that is, all women except for those who are post menopause for > 1 year or who have a history of hysterectomy or surgical sterilization).
- Agreement to use a highly effective form of contraception (ie, one that has a failure rate of < 1%) throughout the treatment phase of the study in women of childbearing potential (that is, all women excluding those who are post menopause for > 1 year or who have a history of hysterectomy or surgical sterilization) and sexually active men
- Written informed consent and authorization to use and disclose health information.
- Ability to comprehend and to comply with the requirements of the study.
- History or presence of brain metastasis or leptomeningeal disease.
- Primary ocular or mucosal melanoma.
- Second cancer (except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer, or other cancer for which the subject has been disease-free for 5 or more years)
- Human immunodeficiency virus infection based on history of positive serology.
- Significant medical disease other than cancer, including but not limited to uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, active angina or heart failure, uncontrolled hypertension, or an active psychiatric condition that would prevent consistent and compliant participation in the study
- Organ allograft.
- Presence of neuropathy > Grade 1.
- Prior treatment with a taxane or other tubulin-targeted agent (eg, indibulin) other than a vinca alkaloid.
- Need for other anticancer treatment (such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or biologic therapy with an approved or investigational agent) while receiving protocol therapy.
- Need to continue any regularly-taken medication that is a potent inhibitor or inducer of the CYP3A pathway or P-glycoprotein activity.
- Less than 2 weeks since use of a medication or ingestion of an agent that is a potent inhibitor or inducer of the CYP3A pathway or P-glycoprotein.
- Pregnancy or lactation.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01064713
|UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030 |
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
||Agop Y. Bedikian, MD, BS
||UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
No publications provided
||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
|Study First Received:
||February 5, 2010
||April 23, 2014
||United States: Food and Drug Administration
Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Normal serum LDH
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 15, 2014
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas