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Registration number
NCT00006249
Ethics application status
Date submitted
11/09/2000
Date registered
27/01/2003
Date last updated
10/02/2015

Titles & IDs
Public title
Interferon Alfa Following Surgery in Treating Patients With Stage III Melanoma
Scientific title
PEG-Intron Observation After Regional Lymph Node Dissection in AJCC Stage III (TxN1-2MO) Melanoma Patients: a Randomized Phase III Trial
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
EORTC-18991
Secondary ID [2] 0 0
EORTC-18991
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Melanoma (Skin) 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cancer 0 0 0 0
Malignant melanoma

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Other interventions - pegylated interferon alfa
Treatment: Surgery - adjuvant therapy

No Intervention: observation - 5 years observation + 5 years follow up

Experimental: pegylated interferon alfa - 5 years pegylated interferon alfa + 5 years follow up


Other interventions: pegylated interferon alfa


Treatment: Surgery: adjuvant therapy


Intervention code [1] 0 0
Other interventions
Intervention code [2] 0 0
Treatment: Surgery
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 0 0
distant-metastasis free-survival (DMFS) - distant-metastasis free-survival (DMFS) after randomization
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from randomization
Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
survival - duration of survival: time from randomization until death, whatever the cause
Timepoint [1] 0 0
from randomization till death
Secondary outcome [2] 0 0
toxicity - toxicity
Timepoint [2] 0 0
from randomization

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Histologically confirmed previously resected stage III primary cutaneous melanoma or
unknown primary with regional lymph node involvement

- N1 disease

- Microscopic, nonpalpable nodal involvement

- Primary melanoma of any stage with clinically inapparent N1 regional lymph
node metastases (T1-4, N1, M0) detected by elective lymph node dissection or
sentinel node biopsy

- N2 disease

- Palpable nodal involvement with synchronous primary melanoma or apparent
nodal disease after prior excision (any pT, N2, M0)

- Regional lymph node recurrence at any interval after surgery for primary melanoma
of any depth (T1-4, rN2, M0)

- Complete resection of primary melanoma with adequate surgical margins

- Full lymphadenectomy must be performed within 70 days of study

- No mucous membrane melanoma or ocular melanoma

- No evidence of distant or nonregional lymph node metastases or in transit metastases
(even if previously resected)

- No incompletely resected disease due to gross extracapsular extension

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Age:

- 18 to 70

Performance status:

- ECOG 0-1

Life expectancy:

- Not specified

Hematopoietic:

- WBC at least 3,000/mm^3

- Platelet count greater than 100,000/mm^3

- Hemoglobin at least 9 g/dL

Hepatic:

- SGOT and SGPT less than 2 times upper limit of normal

- No active hepatitis

Renal:

- Creatinine less than 2.0 mg/dL

Cardiovascular:

- No severe cardiovascular disease including the following:

- Arrhythmias requiring chronic treatment

- Congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association class III or IV)

- Symptomatic ischemic heart disease

Other:

- No other prior malignancy within the past 5 years except surgically cured
nonmelanomatous skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix

- No thyroid dysfunction unresponsive to therapy

- No uncontrolled diabetes mellitus

- No active autoimmune disease

- No active and/or uncontrolled infection

- No history of neuropsychiatric disorder requiring hospitalization

- No known active alcohol or drug abuse

- HIV negative

- Not pregnant or nursing

- Negative pregnancy test

- Fertile patients must use effective contraception

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Biologic therapy:

- No prior interferon alfa

- No prior immunotherapy for melanoma

- No other concurrent immunologic or biologic therapy

- No concurrent colony stimulating factors including epoetin alfa and filgrastim (G-CSF)

Chemotherapy:

- No prior chemotherapy for melanoma

- No concurrent chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

- No prior hormonal therapy for melanoma

- No concurrent hormonal therapy

- No concurrent chronic systemic corticosteroid therapy

Radiotherapy:

- No prior radiotherapy for melanoma

- No concurrent radiotherapy

Surgery:

- See Disease Characteristics

- Recovered from any prior recent surgery

Other:

- At least 30 days since other prior experimental therapy

- No other concurrent investigational drugs
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
70 Years
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria

Study design
Purpose of the study
Treatment
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Phase 3
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Unknown status
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
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Actual
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Final
Recruitment in Australia
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VIC,WA
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Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute - East Melbourne
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Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre - Heidelberg West
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Royal Perth Hospital - Perth
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Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth - Perth
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David Maddison Clincial Sciences - Newcastle
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8006 - East Melbourne
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3081 - Heidelberg West
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6000 - Perth
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6009 - Perth
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NSW 2300 - Newcastle
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Belgium
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Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Other
Name
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer - EORTC
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Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Summary
Brief summary
RATIONALE: Interferon alfa may interfere with the growth of the cancer cells. It is not yet
known if this treatment is more effective than observation following surgery for stage III
melanoma.

PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to determine the effectiveness of interferon alfa in
treating patients who have undergone surgery for stage III melanoma.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00006249
Trial related presentations / publications
Eggermont AM, Suciu S, Testori A, Kruit WH, Marsden J, Punt CJ, Santinami M, Salès F, Schadendorf D, Patel P, Dummer R, Robert C, Keilholz U, Yver A, Spatz A. Ulceration and stage are predictive of interferon efficacy in melanoma: results of the phase III adjuvant trials EORTC 18952 and EORTC 18991. Eur J Cancer. 2012 Jan;48(2):218-25. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2011.09.028. Epub 2011 Nov 5.
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
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Alexander M. M. Eggermont, MD, PhD
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Daniel Den Hoed Cancer Center at Erasmus Medical Center
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Contact person for public queries
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Contact person for scientific queries

Summary results
For IPD and results data, please see https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00006249