This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions mucosal lentiginous melanoma, acral lentiginous malignant melanoma
Treatment sunitinib
Phase phase 2
Targets VEGF, FLT-3, KIT, PDGF
Sponsor Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Collaborator Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Start date August 2007
End date July 2014
Trial size 52 participants
Trial identifier NCT00577382, 06-145


The purpose of this study is to evaluate how effective SU011248 works in treating acral lentiginous and mucosal melanoma which has spread beyond the local region. SU011248 is a protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitor and acts as a c-kit inhibitor drug. It is believed to work by blocking signals on certain cancer cells which allow the malignant cells to multiply and spread due to a change in the genetic make up of the cancer cell.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
sunitinib Sutent
Oral pill taken daily for 4 weeks

Primary Outcomes

To determine the response rate of this patient population to treatment with SU011248
time frame: 2 years
To determine the time to progression of this patient population to treatment with SU011248
time frame: Years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - History of primary mucosal or acral/lentiginous melanoma - Histologically documented stage III unresectable or IV metastatic melanoma - ECOG Performance Status 0,1 or 2 - Estimated life expectancy of 6 months or greater - 18 years of age or older - Lab values as outlined in protocol - Tumor blocks or slides must be available of either primary or metastatic tumor site for c-kit mutation testing - Negative pregnancy test within 48 hours of starting treatment - At least one measurable site of disease as defined by at least 1cm in greatest dimension Exclusion Criteria: - Severe and/or uncontrolled medical disease - Pregnant or nursing mothers - Known brain metastasis. History of or known spinal cord compression, or carcinomatous meningitis, or evidence of symptomatic brain or leptomeningeal disease on screening CT or MRI scan - Less than 5 years free of another primary malignancy except: if the other primary malignancy is not currently clinically significant nor requiring active intervention, or if other primary malignancy is a basal cell skin cancer or cervical carcinoma in situ - Grade III/IV cardiac problems as defined by the New York Heart Association Criteria - Ongoing cardiac dysrhythmias of grade 2 or greater, atrial fibrillation, QTc interval >450msec for males of >470 msec for females - Hypertension that cannot be controlled by medication - Any of the following within 12 months prior to starting treatment: myocardial infarction, severe/unstable angina, coronary/peripheral artery bypass graft, congestive heart failure, cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack, or pulmonary embolism - NCI CTCAE version 3.0 grade 3 hemorrhage within 4 weeks of starting the study treatment - Concurrent treatment with warfarin - Prior treatment with SU011248 or any other antiangiogenic agent - No H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors - Known chronic liver disease - Known HIV infection - Previous radiotherapy to 25% or more of the bone marrow and/or radiation therapy within 4 weeks prior to study entry - Major surgery within 4 weeks prior to study entry - Pre-existing thyroid abnormality with thyroid function that cannot be maintained in the normal range with medication

Additional Information

Official title A Phase II Study of SU011248 in Patients With Metastatic Mucosal or Acral/Lentiginous Melanoma
Principal investigator F. Stephen Hodi, MD
Description - Participants will be given a bottle of SU011248 pills and will be asked to take pills once daily for 28 days on an ongoing basis. Participants will return every 28 days for new pills. - During all treatment cycles, participants will have a physical exam and undergo blood tests at every visit. - After a month of receiving the study drug participants will undergo a repeat PET scan to see if the drug has caused any early changes to their cancer. - At week 8 a repeat chest, abdomen and pelvic CT will be performed. - Participants will be on this research study for approximately one year.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.