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Hepatic Arterial Infusion of Nab-Paclitaxel in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma in the Liver

This study has been completed.
Celgene Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: January 29, 2009
Last updated: November 25, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
The goal of this clinical research is to find the highest tolerable dose of Abraxane (nab-paclitaxel) when given directly to the area where the cancer is located. The safety of this drug will also be studied.

Condition Intervention Phase
Liver Metastasis
Drug: Nab-Paclitaxel (Abraxane)
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Study Of Hepatic Arterial Infusion Of Nab-Paclitaxel (Abraxane®) In Patients With Metastatic Melanoma In The Liver

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) of Nab-Paclitaxel [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    The MTD of nab-paclitaxel in participants with metastatic melanoma, previously untreated with systemic chemotherapy, defined as the dose level prior to that resulting in dose limiting toxicity (DLT) (ie., the highest dose level of nab-paclitaxel at which 0 out of 3 patients or 1 out of 6 patients experience DLT).

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Survival Rate [ Time Frame: After 3, 21 day cycles ]
    Overall survival (OS) defined as time from first date of study treatment until date of subject death from any cause. For subjects who have not died, survival data censored at subjects' last known alive date. Kaplan-Meier method used to estimate distribution and median OS for subjects treated at the MTD level. Progression-free survival (PFS) defined as time from first date of study treatment to documented disease progression, or to death from any cause within 30 days of last dose of study treatment, whichever occurs earlier. Disease response including indicator lesions in the liver assessed by investigator according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST).

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: November 2014
Primary Completion Date: November 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane)

Day 1 of Cycles 1-6, Starting Dose of 130 mg/m2 received through arterial catheter over 30 minutes. Cycle is 21 Days.

Day 1 of Cycle 7+, Dose received through catheter in vein over 30 minutes. Cycle is 21 Days.

Drug: Nab-Paclitaxel (Abraxane)

Day 1 of Cycles 1-6, Starting Dose of 130 mg/m2 received through arterial catheter over 30 minutes. Cycle is 21 Days.

Day 1 of Cycle 7+, Dose received through catheter in vein over 30 minutes. Cycle is 21 Days.

Other Names:
  • Nab-Paclitaxel (Hepatic administration)
  • Paclitaxel
  • Paclitaxel (protein-bound)

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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:

  1. Patients must have histologic confirmation of malignant melanoma, and documented metastatic disease.
  2. Patients must have at least one clearly measurable metastatic lesion in the liver that is more than 2cm in the largest dimension. Indicator lesions at least 2cm are chosen primarily to have changes in tumor measurement more accurately reflective of effect of therapy, or lack of it.
  3. Patients must not have received prior systemic chemotherapy with regimens including taxanes. Prior adjuvant treatment with immunotherapy or vaccine therapy is allowed provided there is documentation of disease progression in the liver.
  4. At least 4 weeks (28 days) since any prior immunotherapy, cytokine, biologic, vaccine therapy or tumor embolization in the liver and patients should have progressed during therapy. Patient must have recovered from any side effects before starting therapy on this protocol.
  5. At least 4 weeks (28 days) since prior radiotherapy (if radiation therapy field covering > 20% of the bone marrow containing skeletal structures) and prior adjuvant therapy. Patient must have recovered from any side effects before starting therapy on this protocol.
  6. Lesions being used to assess disease status may not have been radiated or if so, must have progressed during or after radiation therapy.
  7. Patients must have Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 - 2.
  8. Patients must be >/= 18 years of age. The safety of NAB-Paclitaxel has not been studied in younger patients.
  9. Patients must have normal serum total bilirubin level, transaminase levels (i.e., ALT and AST) no higher than 2.5 times the institution's upper normal limits. Patients must have adequate renal function: creatinine </= 1.5 mg/dL Patients must have adequate bone marrow function as defined by an absolute neutrophil count >/= 1,500/mm^3, platelet count >/= 100,000/mm^3 and hemoglobin >/= 9.0g/dL.
  10. Life expectancy of at least 3 months.
  11. Patients must sign an informed consent form indicating that they are aware of the investigational nature of this study and in keeping with the policies of the institution.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who have received prior systemic chemotherapy with regimens including taxanes.
  2. Patients with history of central nervous system (CNS) metastasis prior to registering to this study.
  3. Patients who are pregnant or nursing and patients who are not practicing an acceptable method of birth control. A negative pregnancy test (urine or serum) must be documented at baseline for women of childbearing potential. Patients may not breast-feed while on this study.
  4. Patients with current active infections requiring anti-infectious treatment (e.g., antibiotics, antivirals, or antifungals).
  5. Patients with current peripheral neuropathy of any etiology that is greater than grade one.
  6. Patients with unstable or serious concurrent medical conditions are excluded. Examples include, but are not limited to, uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmia, recent (within 3 months) myocardial infarction, uncontrolled major seizure disorder, spinal cord compression, superior vena cava syndrome, or any psychiatric disorder that prohibits obtaining informed consent.
  7. Patients must not have had major surgery including node dissection, resection of melanoma metastatic to an organ or other surgical procedures that require hospitalization and administration of general anesthesia within the past 14 days.
  8. Patients must not receive any concurrent chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or immunotherapy while on study.
  9. Known HIV disease or infection.
  10. Patients with ascites are not eligible.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00833807

United States, Texas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Celgene Corporation
Principal Investigator: Agop Y. Bedikian, MD, BS M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00833807     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-0603
NCI-2010-01023 ( Registry Identifier: NCI CTRP )
Study First Received: January 29, 2009
Last Updated: November 25, 2015

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Metastatic Melanoma to the Liver
Liver metastasis
Paclitaxel (protein-bound)
intraarterial intrahepatic administration
Hepatic Artery
Hepatic Arterial Infusion
Hepatic Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 27, 2017