for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at Orange, California and other locations
study started
completion around



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.

Official Title

A Phase II Trial of SCH 727965 (NSC 747135) in Patients With Stage IV Melanoma



  1. To assess the 1-year overall survival rate in patients with stage IV melanoma treated with dinaciclib.


  1. To assess the 6-month progression-free survival rate in these patients. II. To evaluate the response rate (confirmed and unconfirmed complete and partial responses) in the subset of patients with measurable disease.

III. To assess the safety and tolerability of dinaciclib given to patients with stage IV melanoma.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients receive dinaciclib IV over 2 hours on day 1. Treatment repeats every 21 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 6 months for up to 3 years.


Acral Lentiginous Melanoma, Cutaneous Nodular Melanoma, Lentigo Maligna Melanoma, Low-CSD Melanoma, Mucosal Melanoma, Recurrent Melanoma, Stage IV Cutaneous Melanoma AJCC v6 and v7, Melanoma, Hutchinson's Melanotic Freckle, Lentigo, Dinaciclib


For people ages 18 years and up

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Biopsy-confirmed malignant melanoma
  • Measurable or non-measurable disease
  • No prior or concurrent brain metastases as confirmed by CT scan or MRI
  • Zubrod performance status 0-1
  • ANC ≥ 1,500/mm3
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm3
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dL
  • Serum bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) (including patients with hepatic metastases)
  • SGOT or SGPT ≤ 2.5 times ULN (≤ 5 times ULN in the presence of hepatic metastases)
  • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 times ULN
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No other prior malignancy except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer, adequately treated stage I or II cancer from which the patient is currently in complete remission, or any other cancer from which the patient has been disease-free for 5 years
  • No prior therapy with a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor
  • At least 14 days since prior radiotherapy
  • At least 28 days since prior systemic chemotherapy
  • At least 28 days since prior adjuvant systemic therapy
  • At least 28 days since prior surgery
  • No more than 1 prior systemic therapy regimen (chemotherapy, biologic/immunotherapy, hormonal therapy, or a combination regimen) for stage IV melanoma and any side effects must have resolved to ≤ grade 1
  • Any number of prior adjuvant systemic therapy regimens allowed, including interferon alfa-2b, GM-CSF, chemotherapy, and chemobiotherapy
    • Therapy for stage IV resected free-of-disease will be considered adjuvant therapy
  • Prior radiotherapy allowed provided any side effects have resolved to ≤ grade 1
  • Prior surgery (for both the primary and stage IV disease) allowed provided side effects have resolved to ≤ grade 1
  • No other concurrent or planned non-study treatment (including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biologic therapy, or radiotherapy)
  • No concurrent CYP3A4 inhibitors or inducers
  • No concurrent grapefruit or grapefruit juice


  • UC Irvine Health/Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Orange California 92868 United States
  • Nevada Cancer Institute-Summerlin Campus
    Las Vegas Nevada 89135 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Phase 2 Skin Cancer/Melanoma Research Study
Study Type
About 72 people participating
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