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A Trial to Evaluate the Safety of Intratumoral VCL-IM01 Followed by Electroporation in Metastatic Melanoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00223899
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : July 7, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
To evaluate the safety of intratumorally injected VCL-IM01 at doses of 0.5 mg (1 tumor), 1.5 mg (1 tumor), 5 mg (1 tumor), 10 mg (2 tumors, 5 mg per tumor) and 15 mg (3 tumors, 5 mg per tumor) followed by electroporation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Metastatic Melanoma Genetic: VCL-IM01 (encoding IL-2) with Electroporation Phase 1

Detailed Description:

Eligible subjects will receive intratumoral injections of VCL-IM01 followed by electroporation of the injected tumor(s).

Subjects will be enrolled to receive one course of treatment. A course of treatment is two cycles, each cycle consisting of four weekly injection/electroporation administrations followed by an observation period of two weeks.

Subjects' tumors will be evaluated at Screening, at the end of Cycle 2, and at six months (Week 26) from the initial drug administration.


Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 26 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 1, Multi-Center, Open-Label, Dose-Escalation Trial to Evaluate the Safety of Intratumoral VCL-IM01 Followed by Electroporation in Metastatic Melanoma
Study Start Date : July 2005
Primary Completion Date : June 2008
Study Completion Date : October 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Melanoma
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A
IL-2-encoding plasmid formulated in phosphate-buffered saline at 0.5 mg/mL, 1.5 mg/mL, and 5.0 mg/mL (VCL-IM01) intratumorally injected and followed by electroporation with Inovio MedPulser® 1.0 cm array with needles up to 3 cm long (one 6-pulse cycle per tumor).
Genetic: VCL-IM01 (encoding IL-2) with Electroporation
IL-2-encoding plasmid formulated in phosphate-buffered saline at 0.5 mg/mL, 1.5 mg/mL, and 5.0 mg/mL (VCL-IM01) intratumorally injected and followed by electroporation with Inovio MedPulser® 1.0 cm array with needles up to 3 cm long (one 6-pulse cycle per tumor).


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety of intratumorally injected VCL-IM01 followed by electroporation in subjects with recurrent metastatic melanoma [ Time Frame: After all subjects have been enrolled ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall response rate, duration of response, treated tumor response rate, assessment of injected tumor(s) for induration, inflammation, and erythema, and serum levels of IL-2. [ Time Frame: After all subjects have been enrolled ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria - Key criteria include:

  • Confirmed recurrent metastatic melanoma
  • Tumor(s) to be treated must be at least 1 cm by 1 cm, and be accessible to treatment
  • Able to carry out normal daily activities and light work without assistance
  • Not currently receiving chemotherapy or immunotherapy
  • Normal blood chemistries and blood cell counts (elevation of LDH to less than or equal to 1.5 times normal is allowed)
  • Able and willing to give informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria - Key criteria include:

  • History of brain tumors (resected or stereotactically treated is allowed)
  • History of liver tumors
  • Subjects whose melanoma can be cured by surgery
  • Pregnant
  • Subjects with electronic pacemakers, defibrillators, or any other implanted electronic device.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00223899


Locations
United States, Alabama
Location #2
Mobile, Alabama, United States, 36606
United States, Colorado
Location #3
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80045
United States, Illinois
Location #1
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60068
United States, New Jersey
Location #4
Montclair, New Jersey, United States, 07042
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vical
Investigators
Study Director: Dmitri D. Kharkevitch, MD, PhD Vical
More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Richard T. Kenney, Vical Incorporated
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00223899     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IM01-101
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 7, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Keywords provided by Vical:
Melanoma
Electroporation
IL-2

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