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A Phase II, Multicenter, Open-Label Study Of YM155 Plus Docetaxel in Subjects With Stage III (Unresectable) or Stage IV Melanoma

Phase 2
18 Years
Not Enrolling

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Trial Information

A Phase II, Multicenter, Open-Label Study Of YM155 Plus Docetaxel in Subjects With Stage III (Unresectable) or Stage IV Melanoma

All subjects will receive YM155 and docetaxel given in a 21-day cycle. The docetaxel dose
will be established based on the findings of the lead-in portion of the study (Part 1). Once
the docetaxel dose is established, Part 2 enrollment will begin.

Part 1:

Part 1 is a lead-in stage that will confirm if YM155 can be safely administered in
combination with docetaxel at a specified dose.

Part 2:

Subjects enrolled in Part 2 will receive YM155 and docetaxel at the dose established during
Part 1.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Histologically or cytologically confirmed Stage III (unresectable) or Stage IV

- No prior systemic treatment or Cytotoxic chemotherapy for advanced melanoma (Stage
III or Stage IV)

- If the subject is female, she must be non-pregnant and non-lactating at the Baseline
Visit. All sexually active males and females of childbearing potential must agree to
use an adequate method of contraception throughout the study period

- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status
- Life expectancy > 12 weeks

- At least one measurable target lesion according to Response Evaluation Criteria in
Solid Tumors ({RECIST} version 1.1)

- Subjects with a previous history of non-melanoma malignancy must have undergone
curative therapy for all prior malignancies and be considered disease free for at
least 5 years

Exclusion Criteria:

- Major surgery within 21 days of the Baseline Visit

- Presence or history of brain metastases

- Primary ocular, choroidal or mucosal melanoma

- Known history of positive test for Hepatitis B surface Antigen (HsbAg) or Hepatitis C
antibody or history of positive test for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

- Hypersensitivity to docetaxel or polysorbate 80

- Neuropathy greater than or equal to Grade 2 at Baseline Visit

- The subject has been previously treated with YM155

- Inadequate marrow, hepatic, and/or renal functions

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

6-month Progression-free survival

Outcome Time Frame:

After the last non-progressing subject completes 6 months or discontinues the treatment

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Sr. Medical Director

Investigator Role:

Study Director

Investigator Affiliation:

Astellas Pharma Global Development


United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:




Start Date:

November 2009

Completion Date:

August 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma, Stage III
  • Melanoma, Stage IV
  • YM 155
  • Metastatic Melanoma
  • Melanoma



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St. Lukes Hospital Cancer Center Bethlehem, Pennsylvania  18015
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