IL-2 "SELECT" Tissue Collection Protocol in Patients With Advanced Melanoma

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David F. McDermott, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: February 1, 2011
Last updated: September 1, 2015
Last verified: September 2015

The purpose of this study is to determine which participants with melanoma have a better response to IL-2 and to identify markers that may predict response to IL-2 by collecting participant information (for example; cancer diagnosis and history, prior treatments for cancer, etc.) blood and tumor samples prior to treatment and tumor measurements after treatment.

Condition Intervention
Malignant Melanoma
Drug: IL-2

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The High-Dose Aldesleukin (IL-2) "SELECT" Trial: A Prospective Tissue Collection Protocol to Investigate Predictive Models of Response to High-Dose IL-2 Treatments in Patients With Advance Melanoma

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Further study details as provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine if DASL subclassification can identify a group of patients with advanced melanoma who are significantly more likely to respond to high dose IL-2 based on therapy than the historical 16% response rate in an unselected patient population [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To validate the usefulness of serum fibronectin and VEGF levels as negative predictors of response [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To explore the predictive value of several genetic polymorphisms associated with immune function [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To explore the predictive value of BRAF^V600E mutational status as a predictor of response and benefit to high dose IL-2 [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To explore the relationship of serum fibronectin and VEGF levels with the molecular signature of immune responsiveness in patients with advanced melanoma receiving high-dose IL-2 in order to identify specific cohorts with dramatic differences in response [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • To identify new proteins or patterns of gene expression that might be associated with high-dose IL-2 responsiveness in order to further narrow the application of IL-2 therapy to those who will benefit the most [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

tumor tissue, blood

Estimated Enrollment: 153
Study Start Date: February 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
IL-2 subjects
Subjects receiving IL-2 for advanced melanoma
Drug: IL-2
Observation only
Other Name: aldesleukin

Detailed Description:

Original tumor slides will be collected to identify tumor markers that may predict responses to treatment. Blood samples will be obtained prior to treatment with IL-2.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Subjects enrolled on DF/HCC Protocol 06-149


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Malignant melanoma that is metastatic or unresectable
  • Eligible to receive high-dose IL-2
  • Tissue block available with adequate tumor to perform RNA extraction and DASL analysis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior immunotherapy for unresectable or metastatic disease
  • Untreated brain metastases, leptomeningeal disease, or seizure disorder
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01288963

United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: David McDermott, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  More Information

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Responsible Party: David F. McDermott, MD, Principal Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT01288963     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-333
Study First Received: February 1, 2011
Last Updated: September 1, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Nevi and Melanomas
Anti-HIV Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Retroviral Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on October 13, 2015