A Study of AMNN107 in the Treatment of Metastatic and/or Inoperable Melanoma Harboring a c-Kit Mutation (TEAM)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: December 7, 2009
Last updated: October 23, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine whether nilotinib is efficacious in the treatment of metastatic and/or inoperable melanoma harboring a c-Kit mutation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Nilotinib
Drug: DTIC
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The TEAM Trial (Tasigna Efficacy in Advanced Melanoma): A Phase II, Open Label, Multi-center, Single-arm Study to Assess the Efficacy of Tasigna ® in the Treatment of Patients With Metastatic and/or Inoperable Melanoma Harboring a c-Kit Mutation

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Response Rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: End of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    ORR was defined as the proportion of participants with a best overall response (BOR) of a confirmed complete response or partial response (CR+PR) determined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) based on local investigators' assessment.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Durable Overall Response Rate (DORR) [ Time Frame: End of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    DORR was defined as the rate of best overall response (CR+PR) lasting at least 12 weeks.

  • Progression Free Survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: End of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    PFS was defined as the time from the date of start of treatment to the date of the first documented progression or death due to any cause.

  • Overall Survival (OS) [ Time Frame: End of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    OS was defined as the time from the date of the start of treatment to the date of death due to any cause.

  • Time to Objective Response (TOR) [ Time Frame: End of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    TOR was defined as the time between the start date of treatment until first documented confirmed response of CR or PR.

  • Disease Control Rate (DCR) [ Time Frame: End of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    DCR was defined as the proportion of participants with an overall response of CR of any duration, PR of any duration, or stable disease (SD) for a minimum of 12 weeks from start of treatment.

  • PFS Rate [ Time Frame: End of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    PFS was defined as the time from the date of start of treatment to the date of the first documented progression or death due to any cause.

  • OS Rate [ Time Frame: End of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    OS was defined as the time from the date of the start of treatment to the date of death due to any cause.

Enrollment: 55
Study Start Date: June 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Nilotinib
400 mg twice daily
Drug: Nilotinib
Nilotinib was provided as 200 mg hard gelatin capsules for oral use.
Other Name: AMN107
Active Comparator: DTIC
850 mg/m2 IV every 3 weeks
Drug: DTIC
DTIC was supplied locally as sterile powder for i.v. infusion.
Other Name: Dacarbazine

Detailed Description:

This trial began as a multi-center, randomized, Phase III, controlled trial for nilotinib vs (DTIC) dacarbazine to assess the efficacy and safety of nilotinib (400 mg bid) in patients with c-Kit mutated metastatic and/or inoperable melanoma. The study was open to patients with mucosal or acral melanoma.

Due to substantial difficulties identifying and recruiting eligible patients, the trial design was altered from a randomized, two-arm, Phase III study to a single-arm, Simon two-stage Phase II study with protocol Amendment 2 (27-Jul-2011). While the original protocol required the recruitment of 120 patients, this amendment required the study to recruit only 41 patients (patients randomized to nilotinib prior to Amendment 2 were to be counted in this total, but those randomized to dacarbazine ( DTIC ) DTIC were not). Patients randomized to DTIC were allowed to cross-over to nilotinib, either immediately or at the time of progression.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Histologically confirmed mucosal or acral 2. Presence of a c-Kit mutation of exon 9, 11 or 13, or mutations Y822D and mutations D820Y, Y823D of exon 17, as confirmed by the central laboratory 3. Stage III unresectable or stage IV disease 4. The presence of one or more measurable lesions as detected by radiological or photographic methods and assessed according to RECIST 1.0. Lesions must have a size of at least 10mm at longest diameter (using a slice thickness of 5 mm)or double the slice thickness to be considered a target lesion. Target lesions should not be selected in previously irradiated fields unless there is clear evidence of progression 5. WHO performance status 0 - 2

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. C-Kit mutation of exons 17(except mutations D820Y, Y822D or Y823D) or any other exon not allowed by the inclusion criteria
  2. Patients with c-Kit amplifications only and no mutation
  3. Patients with any history of brain metastases
  4. Patients who have had any prior treatment with TKIs
  5. Patients receiving medications or herbal extracts which interfere with nilotinib metabolism which are not discontinued by the time of the baseline visit
  6. Acute or chronic liver or renal disease considered unrelated to melanoma

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may have applied.

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01028222     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAMN107B2301, 2009-015514-21
Study First Received: December 7, 2009
Results First Received: October 23, 2015
Last Updated: October 23, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Argentina: Ministry of Health
Australia: Department of Health and Ageing Therapeutic Goods Administration
Belgium: Federal Agency for Medicinal Products and Health Products
Brazil: National Health Surveillance Agency
Canada: Health Canada
China: Food and Drug Administration
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Italy: National Institute for Health
Netherlands: Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB)
Poland: Ministry of Health
Singapore: Health Sciences Authority
Spain: Ministry of Health
Sweden: Medical Products Agency
Switzerland: Swissmedic
Thailand: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Novartis:
c-Kit mutated metastatic and/or inoperable melanoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Nevi and Melanomas

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