Halt Growth of Liver Tumors From Uveal Melanoma With Closure of Liver Artery Following Injection of GM-CSF

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Jefferson University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00661622
First received: April 16, 2008
Last updated: December 19, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
  Purpose

Patients with uveal melanoma metastatic to the liver will be treated with embolization of the hepatic artery every 4 weeks. GM-CSF (granulocyte-macrophage colony simulating factor) or normal saline will be injected into one of the liver arteries with an oily contrast dye, Ethiodol. This is followed by blockage of the artery with small pieces of gelatin sponge (embolization). It is hoped with this novel approach that:

  • tumor cells will die due to a loss of their blood supply,
  • local inflammatory reactions induced by GM-CSF will kill remaining tumor cells, and
  • a systemic immune response against tumor cells may develop.

Condition Intervention Phase
Uveal Melanoma
Liver Metastases
Drug: GM-CSF
Procedure: Embolization
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Immuno-embolization of Hepatic Artery With Granulocyte-macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF)

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Further study details as provided by Thomas Jefferson University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine whether immuno-embolization of the liver with GM-CSF produces clinical benefit in patients with metastatic uveal melanoma [ Time Frame: Every 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety [ Time Frame: Every 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Determine whether immuno-embolization of the liver with GM-CSF induces an immune response [ Time Frame: Every 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 53
Study Start Date: October 2004
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A
Liver embolization treatment with injection of GM-CSF.
Drug: GM-CSF
2,000 mcg injected into the liver every 4 weeks alternating between right or left lobe when tumors present throughout liver.
Other Name: granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor
Procedure: Embolization
A catheter will be introduced to one of the hepatic arteries by way of the femoral artery (groin) to allow injection of GM-CSF in combination with ethiodized oil and gelatin sponge providing a temporary blockage of the blood supply from the hepatic (liver) artery
Other Name: embo
Active Comparator: B
Liver embolization with normal saline injected in place of GM-CSF
Procedure: Embolization
A catheter will be introduced to one of the hepatic arteries by way of the femoral artery (groin) to allow injection of normal saline in combination with ethiodized oil and gelatin sponge providing a temporary blockage of the blood supply from the hepatic (liver) artery
Other Name: embo

Detailed Description:

Patients with uveal melanoma metastatic to the liver will be treated with embolization of the hepatic artery every 4 weeks. GM-CSF (granulocyte-macrophage colony simulating factor) or normal saline will be injected into one of the liver arteries with an oily contrast dye, Ethiodol. This is followed by blockage of the artery with small pieces of gelatin sponge (embolization).

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Metastatic uveal melanoma in the liver with histological confirmation
  • Ability/willingness to give informed consent
  • ECOG performance status of 0 or 1
  • Adequate renal, liver and bone marrow function

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Solitary liver metastasis that is amenable to surgical removal
  • Presence of symptomatic liver failure including ascites and hepatic encephalopathy
  • Presence of extra-hepatic metastases
  • Untreated brain metastases
  • Uncontrolled hypertension or congestive heart failure or acute myocardial infarction within 6 months of entry
  • Presence of any other medical complication that imply survival of less than six months
  • Uncontrolled sever bleeding tendency or active GI bleeding
  • Significant allergic reaction to contrast dye or GM-CSF
  • Immunosuppressive treatments such as systemic steroids, radiation to pelvis or systemic chemotherapy within 4 weeks
  • Previous embolization of the hepatic artery or intrahepatic arterial chemotherapy of liver metastasis
  • Active hepatitis with SGOT and SGPT greater than 5 x normal
  • HIV infection positive by ELISA
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding women
  • Biliary obstruction, biliary stent or prior biliary surgery except cholecystectomy
  • Significant arteriovenous shunt identified on angiography of the hepatic artery
  • Occlusion of main portal vein or inadequate collateral flow around an occluded portal vein
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Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19317
Sponsors and Collaborators
Thomas Jefferson University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Takami Sato, M.D., Ph.D. Thomas Jefferson University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Thomas Jefferson University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00661622     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04F.445, R21CA103250
Study First Received: April 16, 2008
Last Updated: December 19, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Melanoma
Uveal Neoplasms
Eye Diseases
Eye Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Nevi and Melanomas
Uveal Diseases

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