A Random-Assignment Study of Hepatic Arterial Infusion of Melphalan With Venous Filtration Via Peripheral Hepatic Perfusion (PHP) (Delcath System) Versus Best Alternative Care for Ocular and Cutaneous Melanoma Metastatic to the Liver
- Compare the hepatic progression-free survival of patients with unresectable liver
metastases secondary to ocular or cutaneous melanoma treated with percutaneous isolated
hepatic arterial perfusion (PHP) with melphalan with subsequent venous hemofiltration
vs the best alternative standard treatment.
- Determine the response rate and duration of response in patients treated with melphalan
- Determine the patterns of recurrence in patients treated with melphalan PHP.
- Compare the overall survival of patients treated with these regimens.
- Compare the safety and tolerability of these regimens in these patients.
- Determine the pharmacokinetics of melphalan after PHP.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to site of disease
(ocular vs cutaneous). Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.
- Arm I: Patients undergo an isolated hepatic arterial infusion of melphalan over 30
minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for 4 courses in the absence of
disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with complete or partial
response undergo 2 additional courses in the absence of ongoing or increasing toxicity.
- Arm II: Patients receive the best alternative therapy comprising supportive care,
systemic or regional chemotherapy, hepatic artery (chemo)-embolization, or any other
appropriate therapy at the National Cancer Institute or therapy at the discretion of
their physician. Patients may cross over to arm I if they have evidence of disease
Blood samples are collected periodically for pharmacokinetic analysis of melphalan.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed periodically for 4 years and then
annually for survival.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 92 patients will be accrued for this study.
Allocation: Randomized, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Marybeth S. Hughes, MD
NCI - Surgery Branch
United States: Food and Drug Administration
|Cancer Center of Albany Medical Center||Albany, New York 12208|
|Swedish Medical Center||Englewood, Colorado 80110|
|University of Texas Medical Branch||Galveston, Texas 77555-1329|
|Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital||Morristown, New Jersey 07962|
|Greenebaum Cancer Center at University of Maryland Medical Center||Baltimore, Maryland 21201|
|Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at Ohio State University Medical Center||Columbus, Ohio 43210-1240|
|UPMC Cancer Centers||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232|
|Providence Cancer Center at Providence Portland Medical Center||Portland, Oregon 97213-2967|
|H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at University of South Florida||Tampa, Florida 33612|
|St. Luke's Cancer Network at St. Luke's Hospital||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015|
|John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center||Santa Monica, California 90404|
|Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center - NCI Clinical Trials Referral Office||Bethesda, Maryland 20892-1182|