Rituximab in Metastatic Melanoma

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (the only reason is that recruitment was not sufficient to meet the planned patient numbers, because complete remissions are still infrequent.)
First Posted : December 15, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 25, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stephan N. Wagner, MD, Medical University of Vienna

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether rituximab as an adjuvant therapy in clinical stage IIIc / IV (no evidence of disease, AJCC (American Joint Committee on Cancer) 2002) melanoma patients is safe and prolongs overall survival and disease-free interval.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Metastatic Melanoma Drug: rituximab Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 9 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Rituximab, an Anti-CD20 (Cluster of Differentiation Antigen 20) Therapeutic Agent, in Metastatic Melanoma: a Pilot Study
Study Start Date : October 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Melanoma
Drug Information available for: Rituximab

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: rituximab Drug: rituximab
induction phase: 375mg/m² qw, 4wks; followed by maintenance phase: 375mg/m², every 8 wks; duration: 2 years.
Other Names:
  • mabthera
  • rituxan

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. disease-free interval [ Time Frame: 42 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. overall survival [ Time Frame: 42 months ]

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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 verified non-ocular melanoma stage IIIc/IV, no evidence of disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • ECOG (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group) performance status > 2
  • Ocular melanoma
  • Immunodeficiency syndromes or hypogammaglobulinaemia
  • Active autoimmune diseases
  • Treatment with immunosuppressive agents other than steroids
  • Depressed bone marrow function (Leukopenia <3000, platelet count <100.000)
  • Cardiac insufficiency NYHA (New York Heart Association) IV
  • active Hepatitis B,C, or HIV infection
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Interstitial pulmonary disease
  • Former treatment with anti-CD20 antibody

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01032122

General Hospital Vienna, Dep. of Dermatology, Division of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
Principal Investigator: Stephan Wagner, MD Med Univ Vienna
Principal Investigator: Alice Pinc, MD Medical Univ Vienna

Responsible Party: Stephan N. Wagner, MD, MD, Medical University of Vienna Identifier: NCT01032122     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MIMM1
First Posted: December 15, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 25, 2013
Last Verified: April 2013

Keywords provided by Stephan N. Wagner, MD, Medical University of Vienna:
stage IIIc/IV
stem cell
overall survival
disease free interval
anti-CD20 therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents