Compassionate Use Trial for Unresectable Melanoma With Ipilimumab

Trial ID or NCT#



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The primary objective of the study is to provide treatment with Ipilimumab to subjects who have serious or immediately life-threatening unresectable Stage III or Stage IV melanoma, who have no alternative treatment options, and whose physicians believe, based upon available data on benefit and risk, that it is appropriate to administer Ipilimumab at a dose of 3 mg/kg induction (with re-induction, if eligible), or for eligible subjects previously enrolled in Ipilimumab studies CA184-042, CA184-078, CA184-087, MDX010-16, or MDX010-20.

Official Title

A Multicenter Treatment Protocol for Expanded Access Use of Ipilimumab (BMS-734016) Monotherapy in Subjects With Unresectable Stage III or Stage IV Melanoma

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 16 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Signed Written Informed Consent - Histologically confirmed Stage III (unresectable) or Stage IV melanoma - Must have failed at least one systemic therapy for malignant melanoma or be intolerant to at least one prior systemic treatment. Note: Enrollees must not be eligible for a clinical study with Ipilimumab - Subjects with asymptomatic brain metastases are eligible - Primary ocular and mucosal melanomas are allowed - Must be at least 28 days since treatment with chemotherapy, biochemotherapy, or immunotherapy, and recovered from any clinically significant toxicity experienced during treatment. Must have recovered from prior surgery or radiation. Systemic corticosteroids should be eliminated or weaned to the minimum dose before starting Ipilimumab treatment. Consult with the Medical Monitor for individual subjects - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) 0- 2 - Life expectancy ≥ 16 weeks - Subjects must have the complete set of baseline (screening/baseline) radiographic images, including but not limited to brain, chest, abdomen, and pelvis. Bone scans should be completed if clinically indicated. The images can be accepted if obtained 6 weeks before initiation of Ipilimumab - Required values for initial laboratory tests: 1. White Blood Cells (WBC): ≥ 2000/uL (≥ 2 x 10*9*/L) 2. Antigen Neutrophil Count (ANC): ≥ 1000/uL (≥ 1 x 10*9*/L) 3. Platelets: ≥ 75 x 103/uL (≥ 75 x 10*9*/L) 4. Hemoglobin: ≥ 9 g/dL (≥ 80 g/L; may be transfused) 5. Creatinine: ≤ 2.0 x ULN - Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)/Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT):≤ 2.5 x Upper Limit of Normal (ULN) for subjects without liver metastasis ≤ 5 times for liver metastases - Bilirubin: ≤ 2.0 x ULN (except for subjects with Gilbert's Syndrome, who must have a total bilirubin of less than 3.0 mg/dL) - Men and women, at least 16 years of age - Prior treatment with an anti-Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte Associated Protein 4 (CTLA-4) drug is allowed provided therapy was not discontinued to to drug-related toxicity - Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) and their partners must use highly effective methods of birth control (double barrier, e.g, condom or diaphragm or cervical cap associated with spermicide or intrauterine device combined with another form of birth control) for up to 12 weeks after the last dose of study drug to minimize the risk of pregnancy - WOCBP must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test (minimum sensitivity 25 IU/L or equivalent units of HCG) at Screening and within 24 hours prior to the start of investigational product - Women who are not of childbearing potential (i.e., who are postmenopausal or surgically sterile - Men of fathering potential must be using an adequate method of contraception to avoid conception throughout the study and for up to 12 weeks after the last dose of investigational product in such a manner that the risk of pregnancy is minimized
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Women of Child-Bearing Potential (WOCBP) who are unwilling or unable to use an acceptable method to avoid pregnancy for the entire study and for up to 12 weeks after the last dose of investigational product - WOCBP using a prohibited contraceptive method - Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding - Women with a positive pregnancy test on enrollment or before investigational product administration - Subjects on any other systemic therapy for cancer, including any other experimental treatment - Prior treatment with an anti CTLA 4 antibody if treatment failure was due to Immune-Related Adverse Events (irAEs) or discontinuation was due to an Adverse Event (AE)/Serious Adverse Event (SAE) - Any subject enrolled in a registrational study (ie, CA184024) that has a survival endpoint should not be enrolled in CA184-045. Also, if a subject is eligible for a treatment study, he or she is not eligible for this study - Presence of active autoimmune disease - Presence of known hepatitis B or hepatitis C (active) infection, regardless of control on antiviral therapy - Any subject who has a life threatening condition that requires high-dose immunosuppressants - Subjects with melanoma who have another active, concurrent, malignant disease, with the exception of adequately treated basal or squamous cell skin cancer, superficial bladder cancer, or carcinoma in situ of the cervix - Any non-oncology vaccine therapy used for prevention of infectious diseases for up to 4 weeks before or after any dose of Ipilimumab, with the exceptions of Amantadine and Flumadine - Any subject enrolled in a registrational study (ie, CA184-024) that has a survival as a primary endpoint should not be enrolled in CA184-045. Also, if a subject is eligible for a treatment study, he or she is not eligible for this study - Subjects from studies CA184-042, CA184-078 or CA184-087, who are being followed for survival only or for scans only are not eligible for this study


Harlan Pinto
Harlan Pinto
Medical oncologist, Head and neck specialist
Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
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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