Saracatinib in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Melanoma That Cannot Be Removed By Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 29, 2008
Results First Posted : January 27, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 21, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:
This phase II trial is studying how well saracatinib works in treating patients with stage III or stage IV melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery. Saracatinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Recurrent Melanoma Stage IIA Melanoma Stage IIB Melanoma Stage IIC Melanoma Stage IV Melanoma Drug: saracatinib Phase 2

Detailed Description:


I. To determine whether the Src kinase inhibitor, AZD0530 (saracatinib), has single agent clinical activity in patients with advanced melanoma.

II. To determine whether this drug will increase progression-free survival of these patients from 3 months to 4.5 months.


I. To determine whether this drug may inhibit the activation of peripheral blood T cells analyzed ex vivo.


Patients receive saracatinib orally (PO) once daily (QD) in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 23 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Study of AZD0530 in Metastatic Melanoma
Study Start Date : July 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Melanoma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Saracatinib
Patients receive saracatinib 175 mg oral once daily in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: saracatinib
Other Name: AZD0530

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Objective Response Rate [ Time Frame: Up to 25 weeks ]

    Response will be evaluated in this study using the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST). A sum of the longest diameter (LD) for all target lesions will be calculated and reported as the baseline sum LD. The baseline sum LD will be used as reference by which to characterize the objective tumor response. Complete Response (CR), Disappearance of all target lesions; Partial Response (PR), >=30% decrease in the sum LD; Objective response = CR + PR.

    CT scans will be performed at baseline and every 4-8 weeks while on study.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression-free Survival [ Time Frame: Up to 2 years ]
    Progression will be evaluated in this study using the RECIST criteria (the appearance of new lesions and/or at least a 20% increase in the sum of diameters of target lesions, taking as reference the smallest sum on study). Progression-free survival time was calculated as the time from treatment start to date of progression or death, whichever comes first.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic melanoma

    • Stage IV or unresectable stage III disease
  • Measurable disease, defined as ≥ 1 lesion that can be accurately measured in ≥ 1 dimension (longest diameter to be recorded) as ≥ 20 mm by conventional techniques or as ≥ 10 mm by spiral computed tomography (CT) scan
  • No known brain metastases
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) 0-2 OR Karnofsky PS 60-100%
  • Life expectancy > 12 weeks
  • White blood cell (WBC) ≥ 3,000/mcL
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1,500/mcL
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mcL
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL
  • Total bilirubin normal
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤ 2.5 times upper limit of normal
  • Creatinine normal OR creatinine clearance ≥ 60 mL/min
  • Proteinuria ≤ 1+ by dipstick OR 24-hour urine protein ≤ 1 g
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception prior to study until completion of study treatment
  • No history of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to AZD0530
  • No QTc prolongation (defined as a QTc interval ≥ 480 msecs) or other significant electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities
  • No poorly controlled hypertension (e.g., systolic blood pressure [BP] of ≥ 140 mm Hg or diastolic BP of ≥ 90 mm Hg)
  • No condition (e.g., gastrointestinal tract disease resulting in an inability to take oral medication or a requirement for IV alimentation), prior surgical procedures affecting absorption, or active peptic ulcer disease that impairs the ability to swallow AZD0530 tablets
  • No intercurrent cardiac dysfunction including, but not limited to, any of the following:

    • Symptomatic congestive heart failure
    • Unstable angina pectoris
    • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • No recent history of ischemic heart disease including myocardial infarction
  • No uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • No other malignancy within the past 5 years, except definitively treated, localized, nonmelanoma skin cancer or low-grade cervical neoplasm
  • At least 4 weeks since prior and no more than one prior treatment regimen for advanced disease
  • No prior kinase inhibitor with activity against Src kinases for metastatic melanoma
  • More than 4 weeks since prior luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists
  • No concurrent combination antiretroviral therapy for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients
  • No concurrent prohibited cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4)-active agents or substances

    • Prohibited drugs should be discontinued 7 days prior to the administration of the first dose of AZD0530 and for 7 days following discontinuation of AZD0530
  • No other concurrent investigational agents or commercial therapies

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00669019

United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637-1470
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Thomas Gajewski University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT00669019     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2009-00193
N01CM62201 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
CDR0000594729 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
First Posted: April 29, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: January 27, 2014
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nevi and Melanomas
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action