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Safety and Efficacy Study of INGN 241 Gene Therapy in Patients With In Transit Melanoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2008 by Introgen Therapeutics.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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First received: June 28, 2005
Last updated: March 28, 2008
Last verified: March 2008
This is a research study to look at the ways in which a treatment called INGN241 can kill melanoma cells or help the patient's immune system kill melanoma cells.

Condition Intervention Phase
Malignant Melanoma Neoplasm Metastasis Genetic: investigational drug INGN 241 Phase 2

Introgen Therapeutics has indicated that access to an investigational treatment associated with this study is available outside the clinical trial.  

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study Examining the Biological Efficacy of Intratumoral INGN 241 (Ad-mda7) Administration in Patients With In Transit Melanoma

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Further study details as provided by Introgen Therapeutics:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • anti-tumor effects and systemic immune activation at 28 days

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • tumor response
  • toxicity and safety
  • the induction of antigen-specific T-lymphocytes after multiple cycles of treatment

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: March 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2006
Detailed Description:
INGN 241 is an adenoviral vector carrying the MDA-7 cDNA. MDA-7 is a novel tumor suppressor molecule with cytokine properties, recently designated as IL-24. Over expression of MDA-7 in melanoma cells in vitro has been shown to inhibit cellular proliferation and induce apoptosis. Loss of MDA-7 expression in human melanomas has been shown to correlate with invasion and metastasis. The INGN 241 gene transfer construct has been previously used in human subjects in an ongoing open label Phase I study using intratumoral administration, and has been well tolerated to date. The primary objectives of the present study are to determine if INGN 241, injected into a melanoma in transit lesion, can induce apoptosis in regional uninjected lesions and initiate systemic immune activation. Secondary objectives include examination of specific immunity and of clinical response and toxicity.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically proven melanoma, must have 3 regional metastatic lesions that are in transit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Central nervous system involvement by melanoma
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00116363

Contact: Kevin B Kim, MD 800.392.1611

United States, Texas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kim, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Julie Ellerhorst, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Introgen Therapeutics
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Kevin B Kim, MD UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00116363     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: INT 241-004
2003-0590, R43 CA 89778
Study First Received: June 28, 2005
Last Updated: March 28, 2008

Keywords provided by Introgen Therapeutics:
gene therapy
in-transit melanoma
metastatic melanoma

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 processed this record on September 19, 2017