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Intratumoural Administration of Coxsackievirus A21 for the Control of Malignant Melanoma

This study has been completed.
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Viralytics Identifier:
First received: October 7, 2005
Last updated: May 9, 2017
Last verified: May 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety of an injection of coxsackievirus A21 into a melanoma tumour, and also to see if there is a tumour response.

Condition Intervention Phase
Malignant Melanoma
Drug: Coxsackievirus A21
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Intratumoural Administration of Coxsackievirus A21 for the Control of Malignant Melanoma

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Further study details as provided by Viralytics:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety profile of treatment, characterisation of adverse events

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy - clinical response of injected and non-injected tumours

Estimated Enrollment: 3
Study Start Date: August 2005
Detailed Description:
Coxsackievirus A21, a naturally occurring enterovirus, has shown that in vivo it can infect and lyse melanoma. This study is to assess safety of a single intratumoural injection of the virus into an accessible subcutaneous melanoma metastasis.

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • stage IV melanoma (AJCC classification)
  • minimum of 2 sc metastases
  • failure or refusal of standard chemotherapy
  • ECOG score of 0 or 1
  • other

Exclusion Criteria:

  • metastatic CNS disease
  • ocular or mucosal melanoma
  • immunodeficiency
  • splenectomy
  • other
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00235482

Australia, New South Wales
Melanoma Unit, Mater Misericordiae Hospital
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2298
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information Identifier: NCT00235482     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PSX-X-02
Study First Received: October 7, 2005
Last Updated: May 9, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coxsackievirus Infections
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases processed this record on May 24, 2017