Study of BMS-936558 vs. Dacarbazine in Untreated, Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma (CheckMate 066)

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Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
Phase IIITreatmentClosed18 and overPharmaceutical / IndustryCA209-066
2012-003718-16, NCT01721772

Trial Description


The purpose of this study is to compare the clinical benefit, as measured by duration of overall survival, of BMS-936558 vs. Dacarbazine in subjects with previously untreated, unresectable or metastatic melanoma

Eligibility Criteria

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women ≥ 18 years of age
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0 or 1
  • Untreated, histologically confirmed unresectable Stage III or Stage IV melanoma, as per AJCC staging system
  • Measurable disease as per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1
  • Tumor tissue from an unresectable or metastatic site of disease must be provided for biomarker analyses
  • Known BRAF wild-type as per regionally acceptable V600 mutational status testing. BRAF mutant subjects and those with indeterminate or unknown BRAF status are not permitted to randomize

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active brain metastases or leptomeningeal metastases
  • Ocular melanoma
  • Any active, known or suspected autoimmune disease

Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company - New York

    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Study Director

    Link to the current record.
    NLM Identifier NCT01721772 processed this data on May 20, 2015

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