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Study of Karenitecin (BNP1350) to Treat Malignant Melanoma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Identifier:
First received: June 6, 2003
Last updated: January 9, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Karenitecin (BNP1350) as a treatment for Malignant Melanoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Melanoma Neoplasm Drug: Karenitecin (BNP1350) Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 2 Trial of Karenitecin (BNP1350) in Patients With Malignant Melanoma

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Response [ Time Frame: start of treatment until progressive disease ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective Tumor Response Rate [ Time Frame: Start of treatment to date of response ]
  • Duration of Response [ Time Frame: Date of response to date of progressive disease ]
  • Overall Survival [ Time Frame: Randomization to date of death from any cause ]
  • Progression Free Survival [ Time Frame: Randomization to disease progression ]

Enrollment: 46
Study Start Date: May 2002
Study Completion Date: November 2005
Primary Completion Date: June 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Karenitecin (BNP1350)
Drug: Karenitecin (BNP1350)
Karenitecn (1.0 mg/m2) administered as a single daily 60-minute intravenous infusion for 5 consecutive days repeated every 21 days (1 treatment cycle). Patients who respond (CR< PR, SD) can continue treatment for 6 cycles, unless unacceptable toxicity develops. Treatment will be discontinued if progressive disease or unacceptable toxicity develops.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  • Confirmed diagnosis of malignant melanoma
  • Measurable disease
  • Granulocytes ≥1,500/µl, Platelets ≥100,000/µl, Creatinine ≤ULN, Bilirubin ≤1.5 mg/dl, AST ≤2.5 x ULN
  • No prior treatment with other camptothecin drug.
  • ≥ 21 days since completion of prior chemotherapy, ≥6 weeks since prior Mitomycin-C
  • ECOG Performance Status 0-1
  • Negative pregnancy test for female patients
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00062491

United States, Florida
For Information call 210-614-1701 for a site near you
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612
Sponsors and Collaborators
BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Identifier: NCT00062491     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KTN23106
Study First Received: June 6, 2003
Last Updated: January 9, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Topoisomerase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 21, 2017