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Columbus, Ohio 43210


RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation works in treating patients with metastatic melanoma of the eye that cannot be removed by surgery.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: Primary - To evaluate the overall response rate of patients with unresectable, metastatic uveal melanoma treated with paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation. Secondary - To determine the median progression-free survival of patients treated with this regimen. - To determine the overall survival of patients treated with this regimen. OUTLINE: Patients receive paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, and 15. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. After completion of study therapy, patients are followed every 8 weeks for 1 year.


Inclusion Criteria: - Histologically or cytologically confirmed evidence of metastatic/ unresectable uveal melanoma - Measurable disease, defined as at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension and is ≥10 mm by spiral CT scan - 18 years or older - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group(ECOG)performance status 0, or 1 - No known HIV or Hepatitis B or C - Patients with brain metastasis are eligible for entry into the study - Patients must have normal organ/marrow function as defined below: - Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1.5 x 109/L - Platelets ≥ 100,000 x 109/L - Hemoglobin ≥ 9.0 gm/100 ml - Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5. In patients with Gilbert's disease the indirect bilirubin must be less than or equal to 4.0. - AST and ALT ≤ 2.5x upper limit of normal - Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 2.5x upper limit of normal, unless bone metastases is present in the absence of liver metastasis - Creatinine ≤ 1.8 mg/ml or calculated creatinine clearance > 50 mg ml. - Calcium <12 mg/dl when corrected for levels of serum albumen - Patients my have had up to one prior systemic therapy Exclusion Criteria: - Chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks prior to entering the study or failure to recover from adverse events due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier. - May not be receiving any other simultaneous investigational agents - No prior malignancy except for adequately treated basal cell cancer, in situ cervical cancer or other cancer for which the patient has been disease free for 2 years. - Patients who have serious infections or other major uncontrolled medical illnesses. - Patients who have significant psychiatric illness who in the opinion of the principal investigator would prevent adequate informed consent or render therapy unsafe. - Patients who are pregnant. Female patients of child bearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test and use adequate contraception protection while on study. - Peripheral neuropathy of > grade 2.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Thomas E. Olencki, DO
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Columbus, Ohio 43210
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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