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Rochester, Minnesota 55905


This phase II trial is studying the side effects and how well viral therapy works in treating patients with metastatic melanoma. Viral therapy may be able to kill tumor cells without damaging normal cells

Study summary:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the antitumor effect of wild-type reovirus (Reolysin®), in terms of tumor response rate and clinical benefit rate (i.e., partial response and complete response), in patients with metastatic melanoma. II. Assess the toxicity profile of Reolysin® in these patients. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the progression-free survival and overall survival of these patients. II. Assess viral replication in metastatic melanoma deposits after intravenous administration of Reolysin®. III. Assess the impact of pre-existing anti-reoviral immunity (as represented by p38 expression in pretreatment tumor specimens) on the efficacy and toxicity of Reolysin®. IV. To measure the effect of Reolysin® on the immune system, in terms of dendritic cell activation, T-cell activation, presence of Treg cells in tumor specimens, and the frequency of T cells, B cells, NK cells, and peptide specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes reactive against melanoma differentiation antigen peptides (gp100, MART-1, and tyrosinase). V. To assess the induction of melanoma specific immune response, in terms of the presence of melanoma differentiation antigens (gp100, MART-1, and tyrosinase) in tumor specimens. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients receive wild-type reovirus (Reolysin®) IV over 60 minutes on days 1-5. Treatment repeats every 28 days for up to 12 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Some patients undergo tumor tissue samples collection at baseline and at 1 week after initiation of treatment for correlative laboratory studies. Tissue samples are analyzed for p38/MAPK activation status by IHC; reoviral replication in metastatic deposits by electron microscopy; and immunologic parameters by IHC. Blood samples are collected at baseline and periodically during the study. Blood samples are analyzed for immunologic parameters by tetramer and ELISPOT technology and for neutralizing antibodies against reovirus. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed every 6 months for 2 years and then annually for up to 5 years.


Inclusion Criteria: - Histologically or cytologically confirmed malignant melanoma - All melanomas, regardless of origin, are allowed - Metastatic disease - Measurable disease, defined as ≥ 1 lesion that can be accurately measured in ≥ 1 dimension (longest diameter to be recorded) as ≥ 20mm by conventional techniques or as ≥ 10 mm by spiral CT scan - Must have ≥ 1 metastatic lesion that can be safely biopsied - Must have received ≥ 1 prior treatment for metastatic disease - Not a candidate for curative surgery for metastatic disease - No known brain metastases - ECOG performance status 0-2 - Life expectancy > 12 weeks - Total WBC ≥ 3,000/mcL - Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1,500/mcL - Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mcL - Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL - Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) - AST ≤ 2.5 times ULN - Creatinine ≤ 1.5 times ULN - Troponin-T normal - LVEF ≥ 50% by ECHO or MUGA - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception - Agrees to provide blood and tissue samples for the mandatory translational research component of the study - Must be able to avoid direct contact with pregnant or nursing women, infants, and immuno compromised individuals during study and for ≥ 3 weeks following the last dose of study agent - No concurrent uncontrolled illness including, but not limited to, any of the following: - Ongoing or active infection - Symptomatic congestive heart failure - Unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or myocardial infarction within the past year - Psychiatric illness/social situation that would preclude study compliance - No known HIV positivity - Patients with a clinical history suggestive of an immuno compromised status are required to undergo HIV testing - More than 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy (6 weeks for mitomycin C or nitrosoureas) and recovered - More than 2 weeks since prior radiotherapy, immunotherapy, or treatment with small molecule cell cycle inhibitors - No other concurrent investigational agents - No other concurrent anticancer therapy



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Principal Investigator
Evanthia Galanis
Mayo Clinic

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Location Contact:

Rochester, Minnesota 55905
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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