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Study of the Variations of Albumin Level for Patients With Unresecable Stage IIIc or Stage IV Melanoma Treated by Anti BRAF and Anti MEK (SVALMEL)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03553329
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 12, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 12, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Poitiers University Hospital

Brief Summary:

The therapeutic arsenal of metastatic melanoma has changed considerably over the past 10 years. The treatment of metastatic melanoma is now based on immunotherapy and targeted therapies, while the place of conventional chemotherapy becomes more restricted. Targeted therapies are indicated for BRAF mutated melanomas.

The mutation BRAF leads activation of MAP Kinases pathway and the proliferation of melanoma cell in the body . About 50% of metastatic melanoma is BRAF mutated. The most frequent mutation is the V600E. The targeted therapy by anti BRAF and anti MEK allows the double bloking of the MAP Kinases pathway. This treatment is more efficient than that of the anti BRAF alone. The association of anti BRAF and anti MEK have a global survival global rate of 41% at the 1 year, against 9% for the anti BRAF .

In 2014, a program of extended access to the association of anti BRAF and anti MEK (dabrafenib and trametinib) started in many french hospitals (Protocol Mekinist, Novartis laboratory). Patients who were included in this program and followed in Poitiers Hospital, had frequent abnormalities of albumin level without any sign of undernutrition.

Hypoabuminemia is a poor prognosis factor described in many cancers, including metastatic melanoma.

The only prognostic factor in metastatic melanoma is the rate of LDH . The level of albumin and its prognostic impact have not been studied for patients with a metastatic melanoma and treated by anti BRAF and anti MEK.

The objective of this studie was to analyze the variations of albumin level in patients with unresecable stage IIIc or stage IV melanoma treated in our Center by dabrafenib and trametinib


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Unresecable Stage IIIc or IV Melanoma Drug: dabrafenib

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Study of the Variations of Albumin Level for Patients With Unresecable Stage IIIc or Stage IV Melanoma Treated by Anti BRAF and Anti MEK
Actual Study Start Date : June 2, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2, 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Melanoma
Drug Information available for: Dabrafenib


Intervention Details:
  • Drug: dabrafenib
    Monthly biological assessment which included: blood count, a blood electrolytes, an creatininemia, a dosage of urea, a dosage of transaminases, of gammaGT, of phosphatases alkaline, of LDH and of albumin.
    Other Name: trametinib


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Analyze the variations of albumin level in patients with unresecable stage IIIc or stage IV melanoma treated by dabrafenib and trametinib [ Time Frame: 1 months ]
    Biological assessment

  2. Analyze the variations of albumin level in patients with unresecable stage IIIc or stage IV melanoma treated by dabrafenib and trametinib [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Biological assessment



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with unresectable stage IIIc or stage IV melanoma, including the Mekinist research protocol
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18 ans
  • the patients with unresecable stage IIIc or IV melanoma with BRAF V600 E or K mutation,
  • treated by dabrafenib and trametinib by the program of extended access (research protocol Mekinist)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18 ans
  • patients who had less than 3 months of treatment,
  • patients for which the albumin level could not be carried out before starting treatment, and after the first month

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03553329


Locations
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France
CHU DE Poitiers
Poitiers, France, 86021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Poitiers University Hospital

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Responsible Party: Poitiers University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03553329     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SVALMEL
First Posted: June 12, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2018
Last Verified: June 2018

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Melanoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Dabrafenib
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action