Response of In-Transit Melanoma to Systemic Treatment With the Specific Active Immunotherapeutic Agent, Canvaxin™
- Determine the response in patients with in-transit cutaneous malignant melanoma treated
with active immunotherapy comprising polyvalent melanoma vaccine (Canvaxin™).
OUTLINE: This is an open-label, multicenter study.
Patients receive polyvalent melanoma vaccine (Canvaxin™) subcutaneously to the armpit and
groin areas every 2 weeks for approximately 10 weeks (5 doses) and then every 4 weeks for up
to approximately 1 year of total treatment (total of 15 doses). Patients with no evidence of
response at week 24 receive no further treatment. Patients whose disease continues to
respond after completion of study treatment are eligible for a new study in which they will
continue treatment with polyvalent melanoma vaccine (Canvaxin™).
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed at 30 days.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 100 patients will be accrued for this study.
Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
United States: Federal Government
|Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4283|
|CCOP - Dayton||Kettering, Ohio 45429|
|LDS Hospital||Salt Lake City, Utah 84143|
|Simmons Cancer Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas||Dallas, Texas 75390|
|M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at University of Texas||Houston, Texas 77030|
|Lakeland Regional Cancer Center at Lakeland Regional Medical Center||Lakeland, Florida 33805|
|H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at University of South Florida||Tampa, Florida 33612|
|John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center||Santa Monica, California 90404|
|Comprehensive Cancer Center at Desert Regional Medical Center||Palm Springs, California 92262|