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Ph 1 Trial of ADI-PEG 20 Plus Cisplatin in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Polaris Group Identifier:
First received: August 8, 2012
Last updated: February 24, 2016
Last verified: February 2016
Certain cancers require the amino acid arginine. Arginine deiminase (ADI) is an enzyme from microbes that degrades arginine. ADI has been formulated with polyethylene glycol, and has been used to treat patients that have cancers that require arginine. In this study, ADI will be combined with the well known chemotherapy cisplatin, and the safety and potential efficacy of this combination will be explored in patients with cancers that require arginine.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cutaneous Melanoma, Uveal Melanoma, Ovarian Carcinoma or Other Advanced Solid Tumors Drug: ADI-PEG 20 Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 Trial of ADI-PEG 20 Plus Cisplatin in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma or Other Advanced Solid Malignancies

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Further study details as provided by Polaris Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of participants with adverse events. [ Time Frame: Course of study. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of participants with objective responses. [ Time Frame: Course of study. ]

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: February 2016
Primary Completion Date: February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: ADI-PEG 20
arginine deiminase formulated with polyethylene glycol
Drug: ADI-PEG 20
Other Name: arginine deiminase formulated with polyethylene glycol


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Histologically confirmed diagnosis of advanced solid tumor (dose escalation component) or metastatic melanoma (uveal or cutaneous) (doses escalation and MTD expansion components) or platinum-resistant (tumor progression within a year after the completion of platinum-based therapy) ovarian carcinoma (high grade serous, endometrial or poorly differentiated endometrioid) or HCC that has failed treatment with sorafenib or did not tolerate sorafenib or refused sorafenib, or HCC with coexistent BCT that has or has not been treated with chemotherapy, or BCT that has or has not been treated with chemotherapy. For HCC and HCC with coexistent BCT, cirrhotic status of Child-Pugh grade A-B7 must be present. Child-Pugh status should be determined based on clinical findings and laboratory data during the screening period (Appendix C). Subjects on anti-coagulants are to receive 1 point for their INR status, as they are presumed to have a <1.7 baseline PT/INR.
  2. Ovarian cancer, or HCC, or HCC with coexistent BCT, or BCT only tissue either from an archived specimen or from a new biopsy of sufficient amount and quality should be available for IHC determination of ASS status to be performed retrospectively for the ovarian cancer, or HCC, or HCC with coexistent BCT, or BCT only cohorts. Subjects with no tissue available would require a biopsy.
  3. Unresectable disease or patient refused surgery.
  4. Progressive disease if treated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or immunotherapy. If prior radiation was given, the measurable disease should be outside the radiation port. Unequivocal progression of HCC/BTC lesions previously treated with catheter-based therapy including transarterial chemoembolization or radioembolization is allowed.
  5. Measurable disease as assessed by RECIST 1.1 criteria (Appendix A).
  6. Age ≥ 18 years.
  7. ECOG performance status of 0 - 1.
  8. No prior systemic therapy, immunotherapy, investigational agent, chemoembolization, radioembolization or radiation therapy within the last 4 weeks.
  9. Fully recovered from any prior surgery and no major surgery within 4 weeks of initiating treatment, except for gamma knife which can take place within 2 weeks. Surgery for placement of vascular access devices is acceptable.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Serious infection requiring treatment with systemically administered antibiotics at the time of study entrance, or an infection requiring systemic antibiotic therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of study treatment. For the HCC, HCC/BTC and BTC subgroups hepatitis C infection and hepatitis B infection if controlled with antiviral therapy are allowable.
  2. Pregnancy or lactation.
  3. Expected non-compliance.
  4. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association Class III or IV), cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness, social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
  5. Subjects who have had any anticancer treatment prior to entering the study and have not recovered to baseline (except alopecia) or ≤ Grade 1 AEs, or deemed irreversible from the effects of prior cancer therapy. AEs > Grade 1 that are not considered a safety risk by the Sponsor and investigator may be allowed upon agreement with both.
  6. Subjects with history of another primary cancer, including co-existent second malignancy, with the exception of: a) curatively resected non-melanoma skin cancer; b) curatively treated cervical carcinoma in situ; or c) other primary solid tumor with no known active disease present in the opinion of the investigator will not affect patient outcome in the setting of current cancer diagnosis.
  7. Subjects who had been treated with ADI-PEG 20 previously.
  8. History of seizure disorder not related to underlying cancer.
  9. Known HIV positivity (testing not required).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01665183

United States, Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States
Tainan, Taiwan, 704
Sponsors and Collaborators
Polaris Group
Principal Investigator: Siqing Fu, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Polaris Group Identifier: NCT01665183     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: POLARIS2012-005
Study First Received: August 8, 2012
Last Updated: February 24, 2016

Keywords provided by Polaris Group:
argininosuccinate synthetase
arginine deiminase

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Urogenital Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
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