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Bronx, New York 10467


Sorafenib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth and by blocking blood flow to the tumor. This phase II trial is studying how well sorafenib works in treating patients with stage III or stage IV melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery

Study summary:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the efficacy of sorafenib, in terms of anti-tumor effects and proportion of clinical responses, in patients with previously untreated unresectable stage III or stage IV melanoma. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. Correlate the efficacy of this drug with the presence of mutant or wild-type BRAF gene in tumors of these patients. II. Determine the toxicity profile of this drug in these patients. III. Correlate serum cryptic collagen epitopes with the extent of tumor burden, invasion, and metastasis in patients treated with this drug. IV. Determine the potential of serum cryptic collagen epitopes to serve as a surrogate marker for monitoring the course of disease in patients treated with this drug. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to presence of BRAF gene mutation in tumor sample (yes vs no). Patients receive oral sorafenib twice daily on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed annually. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 26-74 patients (13-37 per stratum) will be accrued for this study within 5.2-18.5 months.


Inclusion Criteria: - Histologically or cytologically confirmed unresectable melanoma - Stage III or IV disease - Measurable disease, defined as ≥ 1 unidimensionally measurable lesion > 20 mm by conventional techniques OR > 10 mm by spiral CT scan - Disease amenable to biopsy (first 13 patients in each stratum only) - Brain metastases allowed provided the following criteria are met: - Disease has remained radiologically stable for ≥ 6 weeks after completion of whole-brain radiotherapy and remains stable at the time of study entry - No mass effect present by radiology - No requirement for steroid therapy to control symptoms of brain metastases - Performance status - ECOG 0-2 - Performance status - Karnofsky 60-100% - At least 3 months - Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mm^3 - Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3 - No evidence of bleeding diathesis - AST and ALT ≤ 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) - Bilirubin ≤ 2 times ULN - Creatinine ≤ 1.5 times ULN - No uncontrolled hypertension - No symptomatic congestive heart failure - No unstable angina pectoris - No cardiac arrhythmia - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception - No psychiatric illness that would preclude study compliance - No pre-existing non-hematological dysfunction ≥ grade 2 - No ongoing or active infection - No history of serious allergic reaction to eggs - Able to swallow pills - No other malignancy within the past 5 years except adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer or other non-invasive carcinoma - No other uncontrolled illness - Not specified - No prior systemic chemotherapy for metastatic disease - See Disease Characteristics - See Disease Characteristics - No other concurrent investigational agents - No concurrent therapeutic anticoagulation - No concurrent combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive patients - No other concurrent anticancer therapy



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Principal Investigator
Anna Pavlick
Montefiore Medical Center

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Bronx, New York 10467
United States

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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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