Interleukin-2 in Treating Patients With Metastatic Melanoma

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2000 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 24, 2004
Last Update Posted : December 19, 2013
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Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Melanoma (Skin) Biological: aldesleukin Phase 2

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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : September 1995

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MedlinePlus related topics: Melanoma
Drug Information available for: Aldesleukin

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 (NCT number): 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 Identifier: NCT00002845     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000065084
First Posted: August 24, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 19, 2013
Last Verified: May 2000

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Antineoplastic Agents
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents