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A Randomized Phase III Trial of Hyperthermic Isolated Limb Perfusion With Melphalan, Tumor Necrosis Factor, and Interferon-Gamma in Patients With Locally Advanced Extremity Melanoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00001296
First Posted: December 10, 2002
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2008
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Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
  Purpose

Randomized study. Initially, 3 patients will be entered on Arm I as a pilot feasibility study and to standardize the technical aspects of the study. Subsequently, all patients are randomized to Arms I and II.

Arm I: Regional Hyperthermia plus Regional Single-Agent Chemotherapy. Hyperthermic intravenous limb perfusion, HILP; plus Melphalan, L-PAM, NSC-8806.

Arm II: Regional Hyperthermia plus Regional Single-Agent Chemotherapy and Biological Response Modifier Therapy. HILP as in Arm I; plus L-PAM; and Tumor Necrosis Factor (Knoll), TNF, NSC-635257; Interferon gamma (Genentech), IFN-G, NSC-600662.


Condition Intervention Phase
Melanoma Drug: melphalan Drug: tumor necrosis factor Drug: interferon-gamma Procedure: hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Phase III Trial of Hyperthermic Isolated Limb Perfusion With Melphalan, Tumor Necrosis Factor, and Interferon-Gamma in Patients With Locally Advanced Extremity Melanoma

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 122
Study Start Date: February 1992
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2000
Detailed Description:
Patients with locally advanced melanoma confined to an extremity (Stage IIIA or Stage IIIAB) will be treated in a randomized Phase III study with hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion. One arm of the study will be a standard 60 minute perfusion with melphalan as a single agent. The second arm of the study will combine melphalan, tumor necrosis factor, and interferon-gamma in the isolated limb perfusion reproducing a regimen shown to have 100% response rates in a Phase II European trial. Patients will be followed for local response rates, duration of response, treatment toxicity, and disease-free survival.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

Biopsy-proven Stage IIIA or IIIAB melanoma (M.D. Anderson staging system) of an extremity, as follows:

Advanced local disease indicated by 2 or more satellite or in-transit metastases.

Lower limb regional metastases must be distal to the apex of the femoral triangle except inguinal lymph node metastases.

Upper limb regional metastases must be distal to the deltoid insertion except axillary lymph node metastases.

No evidence of systemic disease outside the involved extremity.

Recurrent disease subsequent to prior successful limb perfusion allowed.

Bidimensional directly measurable dermal or subcutaneous lesion required.

PRIOR/CONCURRENT THERAPY:

No prior isolated limb perfusion.

Biologic Therapy: At least 1 month since Biologic Therapy.

At least 3 months since regional therapy of the extremity.

Chemotherapy: At least 1 month since chemotherap.y

At least 3 months since regional therapy of the extremity.

Endocrine Therapy: Not specified.

Radiotherapy: At least 1 month since radiotherapy.

Surgery: Not specified.

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age: 18 and over.

Performance status: ECOG 0 or 1.

Hematopoietic: Platelets greater than 150,000.

Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dl; Coagulation profile normal.

Renal: Creatinine less than 2.0 mg/dl.

Cardiovascular: No evidence of peripheral vascular disease, e.g.:

No history of claudication.

OTHER:

HIV negative.

No pregnant or nursing women.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001296


Locations
United States, Maryland
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001296     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 920105
92-C-0105
First Submitted: November 3, 1999
First Posted: December 10, 2002
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2008
Last Verified: November 1999

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Interferon-Gamma
Isolated Limb Perfusion
Melanoma
Melphalan
TNF

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Melanoma
Necrosis
Fever
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Pathologic Processes
Body Temperature Changes
Signs and Symptoms
Interferons
Melphalan
Interferon-gamma
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Myeloablative Agonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs