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Skin Cancer/Melanoma clinical trials at UC Irvine

21 in progress, 7 open to eligible people

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  • A Phase II/III Trial of Nivolumab, Ipilimumab, and GM-CSF in Patients With Advanced Melanoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II/III trial studies the side effects of nivolumab and ipilimumab when given together with or without sargramostim and to see how well they work in treating patients with stage III-IV melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as ipilimumab and nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Colony-stimulating factors, such as sargramostim, may increase the production of white blood cells. It is not yet known whether nivolumab and ipilimumab are more effective with or without sargramostim in treating patients with melanoma.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Activity of Belvarafenib as a Single Agent and in Combination With Either Cobimetinib or Cobimetinib Plus Atezolizumab in Patients With NRAS-mutant Advanced Melanoma.

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, and activity of belvarafenib as a single agent and in combination with either cobimetinib or cobimetinib plus atezolizumab in patients with NRAS-mutant advanced melanoma who have received anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapy.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • A Study to Find the Best Dose of ASP5354 to Show Lymph Nodes in People With Breast Cancer or Melanoma During Surgery

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study is for women with breast cancer and for adults with melanoma. Breast cancer is a type of cancer when cells in the breast turn into cancer cells, which may grow out of control. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that starts in cells called melanocytes. These cells make a substance called melanin which gives the skin its color. In this study, people will have surgery to remove the lymph node closest to the site of their cancer. This lymph node is called the sentinel node. This is done to check if the cancer has spread from the original site to the sentinel node. This procedure is called a sentinel node biopsy. This study will provide more information on a potential new dye, called ASP5354, used in sentinel node biopsies. ASP5354 may help to show the lymph nodes more clearly during surgery. This will help the surgeon find the lymph node closest to the site of the cancer (sentinel node). The main aim of the study is to find the best dose of ASP5354 that clearly shows the lymph nodes during surgery. This is an open-label study. That means each person in the study and the study doctors knew that person received ASP5354. Each person will only receive 1 dose of ASP5354. This dose will consist of 2 to 4 injections of ASP5354 around the cancer site. Small groups of people will each receive a different dose of ASP5354. The first group will receive a low dose of ASP5354. If the lymph nodes are clearly seen, the next group will receive a lower dose of ASP5354 and the following group will receive a dose of ASP5354 that is higher than the dose the first group received. Then, the results will be checked by an independent panel of experts. Depending on the results, the next groups may start on the current doses of ASP5354 or may receive a higher dose. In this study, up to 6 doses of ASP5354 may be given, but each person only receives 1 of these doses. People that want to take part in the study will be checked by a study doctor. This will be on a separate visit before their surgery. Before surgery, people who take part in the study will be asked if they have any other medical problems. They will have a physical exam, an ECG to check their heart rhythm, and have their vital signs checked (blood pressure, pulse rate, and breathing rate). Other checks will include some blood and urine samples taken for laboratory tests. During surgery, a study surgeon will inject ASP5354 near the cancer site. They will record how clearly they can see the lymph nodes. Some blood samples will be taken for laboratory tests and an ECG will be done. After their surgery, people will be asked if they have any other medical problems. People will return to the hospital 9 days later for a check-up. The check-up will include a physical exam, an ECG to check their heart rhythm, and a check of their vital signs (blood pressure, pulse rate, and breathing rate). Other checks will include some blood samples taken for laboratory tests. People will be asked if they have any medical problems and asked to complete a feedback survey.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Study of RP1 Monotherapy and RP1 in Combination With Nivolumab

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    RPL-001-16 is a Phase 1/2, open label, dose escalation and expansion clinical study of RP1 alone and in combination with nivolumab in adult subjects with advanced and/or refractory solid tumors, to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D), as well as to evaluate preliminary efficacy.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Targeted Therapy Directed by Genetic Testing in Treating Patients With Advanced Refractory Solid Tumors, Lymphomas, or Multiple Myeloma (The MATCH Screening Trial)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II MATCH trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in patients with solid tumors or lymphomas that have progressed following at least one line of standard treatment or for which no agreed upon treatment approach exists. Genetic tests look at the unique genetic material (genes) of patients' tumor cells. Patients with genetic abnormalities (such as mutations, amplifications, or translocations) may benefit more from treatment which targets their tumor's particular genetic abnormality. Identifying these genetic abnormalities first may help doctors plan better treatment for patients with solid tumors, lymphomas, or multiple myeloma.

    Costa Mesa, California and other locations

  • UV1 Vaccination Plus Nivolumab and Ipilimumab in Treatment of Melanoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    UV1 is a therapeutic cancer vaccine that has been explored in prostate, lung cancer, in combination with ipilimumab in malignant melanoma and in combination with pembrolizumab in metastatic melanoma. This study will explore the Efficacy and Safety of UV1 administered with GM-CSF in combination with nivolumab and ipilimumab.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Diagnostic Imaging Study for the Melanoma Advanced Imaging Dermatoscope (mAID)

    open to eligible people ages 18-80

    The purpose of this study is to calculate the sensitivity and specificity of a novel imaging device and associated software algorithm in detecting early stage melanoma versus nevi of the skin. The instrument, which was invented by the PI, for the purposes of this study, will be loaned to three external (to Rockefeller) institutions and used on patients who are scheduled for biopsy of pigmented lesions. The purpose of correlating the output screening result of the novel device and the output diagnosis of the gold standard histology analysis procedure is so that these two diagnoses can be compared to generate the number of true positives, true negatives, false positives and false negatives for the novel device. The purpose of disseminating the device to the external institutions is to achieve the appropriate power such that the specificity can be evaluated at 99% sensitivity. The rationale for the power needed in the study is that in order to be clinically useful, the device needs to be extremely sensitive (i.e. 99%) because false negative diagnosis is a dangerous situation, leading to potential progression of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

    Irvine, California and other locations

  • Talimogene Laherparepvec and Nivolumab in Treating Patients With Refractory Lymphomas or Advanced or Refractory Non-melanoma Skin Cancers

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This phase II trial studies how well talimogene laherparepvec and nivolumab work in treating patients with lymphomas that do not responded to treatment (refractory) or non-melanoma skin cancers that have spread to other places in the body (advanced) or do not responded to treatment. Biological therapies, such as talimogene laherparepvec, use substances made from living organisms that may stimulate or suppress the immune system in different ways and stop tumor cells from growing. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving talimogene laherparepvec and nivolumab may work better compared to usual treatments in treating patients with lymphomas or non-melanoma skin cancers.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • A Study of Atezolizumab Plus Cobimetinib and Vemurafenib Versus Placebo Plus Cobimetinib and Vemurafenib in Previously Untreated BRAFv600 Mutation-Positive Patients With Metastatic or Unresectable Locally Advanced Melanoma

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a Phase III, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized, multicenter study designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of atezolizumab + cobimetinib + vemurafenib compared with placebo + cobimetinib + vemurafenib in patients with previously untreated BRAFv600 mutation-positive metastatic or unresectable locally advanced melanoma.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • A Study of the Anti-PD1 Antibody PDR001, in Combination With Dabrafenib and Trametinib in Advanced Melanoma

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the combination of an anti-PD-1 antibody (Spartalizumab (PDR001)), a BRAF inhibitor (dabrafenib) and a MEK inhibitor (trametinib) in unresectable or metastatic BRAF V600 mutant melanoma

    Orange, California and other locations

  • A Study to Compare the Administration of Pembrolizumab After Surgery Versus Administration Both Before and After Surgery for High-Risk Melanoma

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This phase II trial studies how pembrolizumab works before and after surgery in treating patients with stage III-IV high-risk melanoma. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving pembrolizumab before and after surgery may work better compared to after surgery alone in treating melanoma.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Basket Study of Entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the Treatment of Patients With Solid Tumors Harboring NTRK 1/2/3 (Trk A/B/C), ROS1, or ALK Gene Rearrangements (Fusions)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is an open-label, multicenter, global Phase 2 basket study of entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the treatment of patients with solid tumors that harbor an NTRK1/2/3, ROS1, or ALK gene fusion. Patients will be assigned to different baskets according to tumor type and gene fusion.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Dinaciclib in Treating Patients With Stage IV Melanoma

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This phase II trial is studying the side effects and how well dinaciclib works in treating patients with stage IV melanoma. Dinaciclib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Efficacy of Daromun Neoadjuvant Intratumoral Treatment in Clinical Stage IIIB/C Melanoma Patients

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The trial aims to evaluate the efficacy of Daromun neoadjuvant treatment followed by surgery and adjuvant therapy to improve in a statistically significant manner the recurrence-free survival (RFS) of Stage IIIB/C melanoma patients with respect to the standard of care (surgery and adjuvant therapy).

    Orange, California and other locations

  • High-Dose Recombinant Interferon Alfa-2B, Ipilimumab, or Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients With Stage III-IV High Risk Melanoma That Has Been Removed by Surgery

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This randomized phase III trial studies how well high-dose recombinant interferon alfa-2B or ipilimumab works compared with pembrolizumab in treating patients with stage III-IV melanoma that has been removed by surgery but is likely to come back or spread. High-dose recombinant interferon alfa-2B may help shrink or slow the growth of melanoma. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as ipilimumab and pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not yet known whether high-dose recombinant interferon alfa-2B or ipilimumab is more effective than pembrolizumab in treating patients with melanoma.

    Costa Mesa, California and other locations

  • Ipilimumab or High-Dose Interferon Alfa-2b in Treating Patients With High-Risk Stage III-IV Melanoma That Has Been Removed by Surgery

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This randomized phase III trial studies ipilimumab to see how well it works compared to high-dose interferon alfa-2b in treating patients with high-risk stage III-IV melanoma that has been removed by surgery. Monoclonal antibodies, such as ipilimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Interferon alfa-2b may interfere with the growth of tumor cells and slow the growth of melanoma and other cancers. It is not yet known whether ipilimumab is more effective than interferon alfa-2b in treating patients with melanoma.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Pharmacokinetic Drug-drug Interaction Study of Encorafenib and Binimetinib on Probe Drugs in Patients With BRAF V600-mutant Melanoma or Other Advanced Solid Tumors

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is an open-label, 3-arm, fixed-sequence study to evaluate the effect of single and multiple oral doses of encorafenib in combination with binimetinib on the single oral dose pharmacokinetics (PK) of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme probe substrates using a probe cocktail, on an organic anion-transporting polypeptide/breast cancer resistance protein (OATP/BCRP) substrate using rosuvastatin and on a CYP2B6 substrate using bupropion. The effect of multiple oral doses of the moderate cytochrome P450 (CYP) inhibitor modafinil on encorafenib in combination with binimetinib will also be assessed. The study will have 2 treatment phases, a drug-drug interaction (DDI) phase followed by a post-DDI phase.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • RECELL® System Combined With Meshed Autograft for Reduction of Donor Skin Harvesting in Soft Tissue Reconstruction

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    A prospective randomized within-subject controlled study to compare the clinical performance of conventional autografting with and without the RECELL system on acute non-burn full-thickness skin defects.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Study Comparing Combination of LGX818 Plus MEK162 Versus Vemurafenib and LGX818 Monotherapy in BRAF Mutant Melanoma

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is 2-part, randomized, open label, multi-center, parallel group, phase III study comparing the efficacy and safety of LGX818 plus MEK162 to vemurafenib and LGX818 monotherapy in patients with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic melanoma with BRAF V600 mutation. A total of approximately 900 patients will be randomized. Part 1: Patients will be randomized in a 1:1:1 ratio to one of 3 treatment arms: 1. LGX818 450 mg QD plus MEK162 45 mg BID (denoted as Combo 450 arm) 2. LGX818 300 mg QD monotherapy (denoted as LGX818 arm) or 3. vemurafenib 960 mg BID (denoted as vemurafenib arm) Part 2: Patients will be randomized in a 3:1 ratio to one of the 2 treatment arms: 1. LGX818 300 mg QD plus MEK162 45 mg BID (denoted as Combo 300 arm) or 2. LGX818 300 mg QD monotherapy (denoted as LGX818 arm)

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Testing the Addition of Navitoclax to the Combination of Dabrafenib and Trametinib in People Who Have BRAF Mutant Melanoma

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This phase I/II trial studies the side effects and best dose of dabrafenib, trametinib, and navitoclax and to see how well they work in treating patients with BRAF mutant melanoma or solid tumors that have spread to other parts of the body (metastatic) or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Dabrafenib and trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Navitoclax is in a class of medications called B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) inhibitors. It may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking Bcl-2, a protein needed for cancer cell survival. Giving navitoclax, dabrafenib, and trametinib may help shrink tumors in patients with melanoma.

    Orange, California and other locations

  • Testing Treatment With Ipilimumab and Nivolumab Compared to Treatment With Ipilimumab Alone in Advanced Melanoma

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This phase II trial studies how well ipilimumab with or without nivolumab work in treating patients with melanoma that is stage IV or stage III and cannot be removed by surgery. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as ipilimumab and nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

    Orange, California and other locations

Our lead scientists for Skin Cancer/Melanoma research studies include .

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