A Study of Vemurafenib Adjuvant Therapy in Participants With Surgically Resected Cutaneous BRAF-Mutant Melanoma

Trial ID or NCT#



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This multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of vemurafenib in participants with completely resected, cutaneous BRAF mutation-positive melanoma at high risk for recurrence. Participants will be enrolled in two separate cohorts: Cohort 1 will include participants with completely resected Stage IIC, IIIA (participants with one or more nodal metastasis greater than [>] 1 millimeter [mm] in diameter), or IIIB cutaneous melanoma, as defined by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Classification, Version 7; Cohort 2 will include participants with Stage IIIC cutaneous melanoma, as defined by this classification scheme. Within each cohort, participants will be randomized (1:1 ratio) to receive vemurafenib or matching placebo over a 52-week period.

Official Title

A Phase III, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Vemurafenib (RO5185426) Adjuvant Therapy in Patients With Surgically Resected, Cutaneous BRAF-Mutant Melanoma at High Risk for Recurrence

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Histologically confirmed melanoma of cutaneous origin - Participants with BRAFV600 mutation-positive, cutaneous melanoma (either pathologic Stage IIC or Stage III according to AJCC Staging Criteria version 7 that has been completely resected - BRAF V600 mutation status of the current primary tumor or involved lymph node determined to be positive using the cobas BRAF V600 mutation test - Surgically rendered free of disease within 90 days of randomization - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1 - Life expectancy of at least 5 years - Fully recovered from the effects of any major surgery or significant traumatic injury prior to the first dose of study treatment - Adequate hematologic, hepatic, and renal function
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - History of any systemic or local therapy (e.g., chemotherapy, biologic or targeted therapy, hormonal therapy, or photodynamic therapy) for the treatment or prevention of melanoma, including interferon alpha-2b and pegylated interferon alpha-2b - History of limb perfusion therapy - History of radiotherapy for the treatment of melanoma - Invasive malignancy other than melanoma at the time of enrollment or within 5 years prior to first dose of study treatment - Family history of inherited colon cancer syndromes - Known personal history of >3 adenomatous colorectal polyps or a personal history of adenomatous colorectal polyp(s) >2 centimeters (cm) in size - History of or current clinical, radiographic, or pathologic evidence of in-transit metastases, satellite, or microsatellite lesions - History of or current clinical, radiographic, or pathologic evidence of recurrent lymph node involvement after resection of a primary melanoma with lymph node involvement at any time in the past - History of local and/or regional and/or distant melanoma recurrence - History or current radiographic or pathologic evidence of distant metastases - History of clinically significant cardiac or pulmonary dysfunction - Major surgical procedure or significant traumatic injury within 4 weeks prior to first dose of study treatment - Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B, or hepatitis C virus


Sunil Arani Reddy
Sunil Arani Reddy
Medical oncologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Oncology
Susan M. Swetter, MD
Susan M. Swetter, MD
Dermatologist, Dermatologic oncologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist, Melanoma specialist
Professor of Dermatology

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