A Clinical Trial to Assess the Safety & Efficacy of the Treatment of Patients With Metastasis From Malignant Melanoma - Treatment Consists of the Substances Lomustine (Capsules) & Cytarabine (Injected Into an Area Near the Spinal Cord), Accompanied by Radiotherapy of the Brain

This study has been terminated.
(No patients can be recruited for this trial anymore due to other therapeutical approaches that became available.)
Mundipharma Research GmbH & Co KG
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
PD Dr. Martin Glas, University Hospital, Bonn
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: March 9, 2012
Last updated: April 18, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
The purpose of this trial is to test the safety and tolerance of the combination therapy with cytarabine, lomustine and radiotherapy in patients with leptomeningeal metastasis from malignant melanoma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Leptomeningeal Metastasis From Malignant Melanoma
Radiation: Brain radiotherapy (WBRT alone, SRT/SRS alone or WBRT plus SRT/SRS)
Drug: Lomustine
Drug: Liposomal cytarabine
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Safety and Efficacy of Liposomal Cytarabine in Combination With Radiotherapy (RT) and Lomustine for the Treatment of Leptomeningeal Metastasis From Malignant Melanoma

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Bonn:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety/Tolerance [ Time Frame: 30 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    The primary endpoint is safety and tolerance and will be based on the frequency and severity of adverse events.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Delay of treatments [ Time Frame: 30 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Frequency and median time of delay of each of the treatments (lomustine, liposomal cytarabine, radiotherapy).

  • Response rate [ Time Frame: 30 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Overall response rate determined by clinical, MRI- and CSF-cytological assessment criteria.

  • Progression [ Time Frame: 30 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Neurological progression, progression free survival, overall survival.

Enrollment: 1
Study Start Date: March 2012
Study Completion Date: November 2015
Primary Completion Date: November 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment
Brain radiotherapy concomitant to lomustine and liposomal cytarabine chemotherapy.
Radiation: Brain radiotherapy (WBRT alone, SRT/SRS alone or WBRT plus SRT/SRS)
Brain radiotherapy concomitant to lomustine and liposomal cytarabine chemotherapy.
Drug: Lomustine
Brain radiotherapy concomitant to lomustine and liposomal cytarabine chemotherapy.
Drug: Liposomal cytarabine
Brain radiotherapy concomitant to lomustine and liposomal cytarabine chemotherapy.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Malignant melanoma (including melanoma of unknown primary site, recurrent and pretreated systemic melanoma and/or melanoma with parenchymal CNS metastases) with leptomeningeal metastasis as demonstrated by a positive CSF (cerebrospinal liquor) cytology AND/OR by the presence of characteristic signs and symptoms of leptomeningeal metastasis supported by an MRI scan indicating the presence of meningeal tumour
  • CSF flow abnormalities must be excluded
  • Males or females ≥ 18 years of age
  • Karnofsky Performance Status > 50%
  • Adequate organ function (adequate bone marrow reserve, adequate liver function, adequate renal function. adequate blood clotting)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unresected parenchymal brain metastases with a diameter > 3 cm
  • Prior non melanoma malignancy (unless adequately treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix or non melanoma skin cancer)
  • Prior intrathecal chemotherapy
  • Prior treatment with systemic cytarabine or nitrosureas
  • The patient ist pregnant or breast feeding
  • Severe, active co-morbidities
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01563614

Neurologische Universitaetsklinik Bonn
Bonn, Germany, 53127
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Bonn
Mundipharma Research GmbH & Co KG
Principal Investigator: Martin Glas, PD Dr. Neurologische Universitaetsklinik Bonn
  More Information

Responsible Party: PD Dr. Martin Glas, Deputy Director Division of Clinical Neurooncology Unit, University Hospital, Bonn
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01563614     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DepoRaCe 
Study First Received: March 9, 2012
Last Updated: April 18, 2016
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Meningeal Carcinomatosis
Neoplasm Metastasis
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Meningeal Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplastic Processes
Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Nevi and Melanomas
Pathologic Processes
Alkylating Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Antiviral Agents
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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