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A Study of the Efficacy and PK/PD Relationship of Monotherapy MORAb-004 in Subjects With Metastatic Melanoma

Phase 2
18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Metastatic Melanoma

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A Study of the Efficacy and PK/PD Relationship of Monotherapy MORAb-004 in Subjects With Metastatic Melanoma

MORAb-004 is a monoclonal antibody directed against endosialin, a cell surface glycoprotein,
which is expressed on cells involved in tumor vasculature. Studies have found endosialin to
play a key role in tumor growth and neovessel formation in numerous cancer types including
melanoma. Preclinical pharmacological studies have shown that MORAb-004 is a potentially
useful anti-cancer agent. This clinical trial is being performed to determine the efficacy
of MORAb-004 at two dose levels in subjects with metastatic melanoma, as well as to
establish serum pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the antibody.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Histologically confirmed diagnosis of metastatic melanoma

- At least one prior line of systemic treatment with confirmed progression of disease

- Measurable disease, as defined by RECIST, assessed within 4 wks prior to study entry

- At least 3 week interval between first infusion of test article and most recent prior
systemic anticancer therapy

- ECOG Performance Status of 0 or 1

Exclusion Criteria:

- Evidence of other active malignancy requiring treatment within the last 5 years
(other than basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin), or active brain

- Clinically significant heart disease (Congestive heart failure of NYHA Class 3 or 4,
angina not well controlled by medication, or myocardial infarction within 6 mos.), or
ECGs demonstrating clinically significant arrhythmias

- Brain metastasis

- Known allergic reaction to a prior monoclonal antibody therapy

- Previous treatment with MORAb-004

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Progression Free Survival (PFS) rate based on RECIST

Outcome Description:

Evaluate the rate of PFS at 24 weeks for two dose levels of MORAb-004 based on RECIST (radiographic measure of tumors)

Outcome Time Frame:

after 80 subjects complete 24 weeks of treatment

Safety Issue:



United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:




Start Date:

April 2011

Completion Date:

December 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Metastatic Melanoma
  • melanoma
  • malignant
  • metastatic
  • Melanoma



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