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Dacarbazine and Carmustine in Metastatic Melanoma

This study has been terminated.
(Low enrollment)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Walter Quan Jr., MD, Western Regional Medical Center Identifier:
First received: August 29, 2012
Last updated: May 2, 2016
Last verified: May 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine whether dacarbazine and carmustine at the doses and schedule used in this study will help to increase tumor shrinkage.

Condition Intervention Phase
Melanoma Metastatic
Drug: Dacarbazine
Drug: Carmustine
Drug: Neulasta
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Sequenced Chemotherapy With Dacarbazine and Carmustine With Neulasta® Support in Previously Treated Metastatic Melanoma

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Western Regional Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression Free Survival of Patients With Stage IV Melanoma Who Have Had Disease Progression on at Least One Prior Systemic Therapy [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Response Rate [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  • Median Duration of Response [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  • Median Survival of Patients Treated With Combination. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Enrollment: 1
Study Start Date: August 2012
Study Completion Date: October 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Dacarbazine, carmustine, neulasta
Dacarbazine IV - Day 1; Carmustine IV - Day 2; Neulasta SC - Day 3
Drug: Dacarbazine
Dacarbazine IV - Day 1
Other Name: DTIC
Drug: Carmustine
Carmustine IV- Day 2
Other Name: BCNU
Drug: Neulasta
Neulasta SC - Day 3
Other Name: pegfilgrastim

Detailed Description:
In this phase II trial, patients with stage IV melanoma will be treated with dacarbazine and carmustine commonly used in this cancer, but given using a schedule that might theoretically improve on this combination. Patients on this study will be assessed in terms of toxicity, response rate, median duration of response, median time to disease progression, and median survival.

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 a histologically-proven diagnosis of metastatic malignant melanoma which has progressed on at least one prior systemic therapy.
  2. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0, 1, or 2 and estimated survival of at least 3 months.
  3. Patients must be felt to have recovered from effects of prior cancer therapy, such as past expected leukocyte nadir for chemotherapy (> 2 weeks).
  4. Absolute granulocyte count of at least 1500/mm3; hemoglobin of at least 9 gm/dl; platelet count of at least 100,000/mm3; bilirubin must be less than 1.5 mg/dl; ALT and AST must be less than 3 times the upper limit of normal; creatinine must be less than or equal to 1.8 mg/dl.
  5. Women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test and adequate precautions to prevent pregnancy during treatment must be taken.
  6. Patient consent must be obtained prior to entrance onto study.
  7. Patients must have no evidence of significant cardiovascular disease including history of recent (< 6 months) myocardial infarction, uncompensated congestive heart failure, uncontrolled angina or cerebrovascular accident.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Evidence of significant cardiovascular disease including history of recent (< 6 months) myocardial infarction, uncompensated congestive heart failure, uncontrolled angina, or cerebrovascular accident.
  2. Prior history of psychiatric disorder that could be exacerbated by or which could preclude completion of this therapy.
  3. Pregnancy or lactation.
  4. Prior chemotherapy with carmustine
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01692691

United States, Arizona
Western Regional Medical Center
Goodyear, Arizona, United States, 85338
Sponsors and Collaborators
Western Regional Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Walter Quan, MD Western Regional Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Walter Quan Jr., MD, Principal Investigator, Western Regional Medical Center Identifier: NCT01692691     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-10
Study First Received: August 29, 2012
Results First Received: January 1, 2016
Last Updated: May 2, 2016

Keywords provided by Western Regional Medical Center:
Melanoma Metastatic

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, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on April 25, 2017