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Effect of rIL-21 on Metastases in Lymph Nodes in Melanoma Skin Cancer

This study has been terminated.
(See termination reason in detailed description)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 28, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 1, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S
The trial is conducted in Europe. This trial aims for a comparison of the pathology in lymph nodes before and after the effect of recombinant interleukin-21 in patients with stage III melanoma

Condition Intervention Phase
Cancer Malignant Melanoma Drug: recombinant interleukin-21 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Single Arm, Single-centre, Open-label, Exploratory Trial of Recombinant Interleukin-21 Administered Subcutaneously for 4 Weeks as Neo-adjuvant Treatment Prior to Sentinel Lymph Node/Complete Lymph Node Dissection Followed by 8 Weeks of Adjuvant Treatment in Subjects With Stage III Malignant Melanoma

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Further study details as provided by Novo Nordisk A/S:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Complete pathological response rate in the lymph nodes [ Time Frame: After 4 weeks of treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety [ Time Frame: For the duration of the trial ]
  • Immunomodulatory effects [ Time Frame: For the duration of the trial ]
  • Relapse free survival [ Time Frame: For up to 4 years after the final visit or until progression of the disease in order to assess the relapse free survival (RFS) ]

Enrollment: 1
Actual Study Start Date: February 13, 2008
Study Completion Date: June 25, 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 25, 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A Drug: recombinant interleukin-21
Fixed and equal dose for s.c. injection, 3 times weekly
Other Name: rIL-21, NN028

Detailed Description:
The decision to discontinue the NN028-1801 trial is not due to any safety concerns. The trial was terminated as a result of a strategic decision by the sponsoring company.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stage III melanoma
  • ECOG performance status 0-1

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Signs of stage IV melanoma
  • Safety variables
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00601861

Novo Nordisk Investigational Site
Berlin, Germany, 10119
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Global Clinical Registry (GCR, 1452) Novo Nordisk A/S
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Novo Nordisk A/S
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00601861     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NN028-1801
2006-005350-79 ( EudraCT Number )
First Submitted: January 3, 2008
First Posted: January 28, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 1, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017

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