Treatment Clinical Trials for Melanoma

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for melanoma treatment. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.

NCI’s basic information about clinical trials explains the types and phases of trials and how they are carried out. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. You may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor for help in deciding if one is right for you.

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

    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.
    Location: 1173 locations

  • Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients with Stage III-IV High-Risk Melanoma Before and After Surgery

    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 in treating melanoma.
    Location: 691 locations

  • Dabrafenib and Trametinib Followed by Ipilimumab and Nivolumab or Ipilimumab and Nivolumab Followed by Dabrafenib and Trametinib in Treating Patients with Stage III-IV BRAFV600 Melanoma

    This randomized phase III trial studies how well initial treatment with ipilimumab and nivolumab followed by dabrafenib and trametinib works and compares it to initial treatment with dabrafenib and trametinib followed by ipilimumab and nivolumab in treating patients with stage III-IV melanoma that contains a mutation known as BRAFV600 and 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. Dabrafenib and trametinib may block tumor growth by targeting the BRAFV600 gene. It is not yet known whether treating patients with ipilimumab and nivolumab followed by dabrafenib and trametinib is more effective than treatment with dabrafenib and trametinib followed by ipilimumab and nivolumab.
    Location: 707 locations

  • Ipilimumab with or without Nivolumab in Treating Patients with Melanoma That Is Stage IV or Stage III and Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    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.
    Location: 594 locations

  • Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients with Desmoplastic Melanoma That Can or Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    This pilot phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab works in treating patients with desmoplastic melanoma (DM) that can or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). Monoclonal antibodies, like pembrolizumab, may block specific proteins which may strengthen the immune system and control tumor growth.
    Location: 201 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)

    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.
    Location: 27 locations

  • Safety and Efficacy of Pembrolizumab Compared to Placebo in Resected High-risk Stage II Melanoma (MK-3475-716 / KEYNOTE-716)

    This 2-part study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) compared to placebo in participants with surgically resected high-risk Stage II melanoma. Participants in Part 1 will receive either pembrolizumab or placebo in a double-blind design for up to 17 cycles. Participants who receive placebo or who stop treatment after receiving 17 cycles of pembrolizumab in Part 1, do not experience disease recurrence within 6 months of completing pembrolizumab in Part 1, and do not stop treatment with pembrolizumab for disease recurrence or intolerability, may be eligible to receive up to 35 additional cycles of pembrolizumab in Part 2 in an open-label design. The primary hypothesis of this study is that pembrolizumab increases recurrence-free survival (RFS) compared to placebo.
    Location: 25 locations

  • Nivolumab with or without Ipilimumab in Treating Younger Patients with Recurrent or Refractory Solid Tumors or Sarcomas

    This phase I / II trial studies the side effects and best dose of nivolumab when given with or without ipilimumab to see how well they work in treating younger patients with solid tumors or sarcomas that have come back (recurrent) or do not respond to treatment (refractory). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, 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 nivolumab works better alone or with ipilimumab in treating patients with recurrent or refractory solid tumors or sarcomas.
    Location: 24 locations

  • A Dose Escalation and Cohort Expansion Study of CD122-Biased Cytokine (NKTR-214) in Combination With Anti-PD-1 Antibody (Nivolumab) or in Combination With Nivolumab and Anti-CTLA4 Antibody (Ipilimumab) in Patients With Select Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors

    In this four part study, NKTR-214 will be administered in combination with nivolumab in Parts 1 & 2, and with nivolumab and ipilimumab in Parts 3 & 4. In Part 1, the safety, efficacy and recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of NKTR-214 in combination with nivolumab will be determined. In Part 2, the clinical benefit, safety, and tolerability of combining NKTR-214 with nivolumab at the RP2D in select patients with Melanoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Urothelial Carcinoma, or Triple Negative Breast Cancer. In Part 3, the safety, efficacy and RP2D of NKTR-214 in combination with nivolumab and ipilimumab will be determined. In Part 4, the clinical benefit, safety, and tolerability of the triplet combination will be evaluated in select patients with RCC or NSCLC. All three drugs target the immune system and may act synergistically to promote anti-cancer effects.
    Location: 21 locations

  • A Study of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in Pediatric Participants With an Advanced Solid Tumor or Lymphoma (MK-3475-051 / KEYNOTE-051)

    This is a two-part study of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in pediatric participants who have any of the following types of cancer: - advanced melanoma (6 months to <18 years of age), - advanced, relapsed or refractory programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1)-positive malignant solid tumor or other lymphoma (6 months to <18 years of age), - relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma (rrcHL) (3 years to <18 years of age), or - advanced relapsed or refractory microsatellite-instability-high (MSI-H) solid tumors (6 months to <18 years of age). Part 1 will find the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) / maximum administered dose (MAD), confirm the dose, and find the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) for pembrolizumab therapy. Part 2 will further evaluate the safety and efficacy at the pediatric RP2D. The primary hypothesis of this study is that intravenous (IV) administration of pembrolizumab to children with either advanced melanoma; a PD-L1 positive advanced, relapsed or refractory solid tumor or other lymphoma; advanced, relapsed or refractory MSI-H solid tumor; or rrcHL, will result in an Objective Response Rate (ORR) greater than 10% for at least one of these types of cancer. With Amendment 8, enrollment of participants with solid tumors and of participants aged 6 months to <12 years with melanoma were closed. Enrollment of participants aged ≥12 years to ≤18 years with melanoma continues. Enrollment of participants with MSI-H solid tumors also continues.
    Location: 19 locations

  • Phase 1 / 1b Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of CPI-444 Alone and in Combination With Atezolizumab in Advanced Cancers

    This is a phase 1 / 1b open-label, multicenter, dose-selection study of CPI-444, an oral small molecule targeting the adenosine-A2A receptor on T-lymphocytes and other cells of the immune system. This trial will study the safety, tolerability, and anti-tumor activity of CPI-444 as a single agent and in combination with atezolizumab, a PD-L1 inhibitor against various solid tumors. CPI-444 blocks adenosine from binding to the A2A receptor. Adenosine suppresses the anti-tumor activity of T cells and other immune cells.
    Location: 21 locations

  • Safety and Efficacy of IMCgp100 Versus Investigator Choice in Advanced Uveal Melanoma

    To evaluate the overall survival of HLA-A*0201 positive adult patients with previously untreated advanced UM receiving IMCgp100 compared to Investigator's Choice of dacarbazine, ipilimumab, or pembrolizumab.
    Location: 17 locations

  • Enapotamab Vedotin (HuMax-AXL-ADC) Safety Study in Patients With Solid Tumors

    The purpose of the trial is to determine the maximum tolerated dose and to establish the safety profile of HuMax-AXL-ADC in a mixed population of patients with specified solid tumors
    Location: 18 locations

  • A Study of XmAb®20717 in Subjects With Selected Advanced Solid Tumors

    This is a Phase 1, multiple dose, ascending dose escalation study to define a MTD / RD and regimen of XmAb20717, to describe safety and tolerability, to assess PK and immunogenicity, and to preliminarily assess anti-tumor activity of XmAb20717 in subjects with selected advanced solid tumors.
    Location: 15 locations

  • Talimogene Laherparepvec and Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients with Stage III-IV Melanoma

    This phase II trial studies how well talimogene laherparepvec and pembrolizumab work in treating patients with stage III-IV melanoma. 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 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 talimogene laherparepvec and pembrolizumab may work better in treating patients with melanoma by shrinking the tumor.
    Location: 14 locations

  • A Study Of Avelumab In Combination With Other Cancer Immunotherapies In Advanced Malignancies (JAVELIN Medley)

    This is a Phase 1b / 2 dose-optimization study to evaluate safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and preliminary antitumor activity of avelumab (MSB0010718C) in combination with other cancer immunotherapies in patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors. The primary purpose is to assess the safety and early signs of efficacy of various avelumab combinations with other cancer immunotherapies, optimizing dosing regimens as appropriate, in a limited series of indications.
    Location: 12 locations

  • An Investigational Immuno-therapy Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability and Effectiveness of Anti-LAG-3 With and Without Anti-PD-1 in the Treatment of Solid Tumors

    The purpose of the study is to assess the safety, tolerability and effectiveness of experimental medication BMS-986016 administered alone and in combination with nivolumab in patients with solid tumors that have spread and / or cannot be removed by surgery. The following tumor types are included in this study: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), gastric cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma, bladder cancer, squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, and melanoma, that have NOT previously been treated with immunotherapy. NSCLC and melanoma that HAVE previously been treated with immunotherapy.
    Location: 12 locations

  • Pembrolizumab and Ipilimumab in Treating Patients with Previously Treated Advanced Melanoma

    This phase II trial studies how well pembrolizumab and ipilimumab work in treating patients with previously treated melanoma that has spread to other parts of the body. Monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab and ipilimumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.
    Location: 11 locations

  • A Safety, Tolerability and PK Study of DCC-2618 in Patients With Advanced Malignancies

    This is a Phase 1, open-label, first-in-human (FIH) dose-escalation study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and preliminary antitumor activity of DCC-2618, administered orally (PO), in adult patients with advanced malignancies. The study consists of 2 parts, a dose-escalation phase and an expansion phase.
    Location: 12 locations

  • Study of Lifileucel (LN-144), Autologous Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes, in the Treatment of Patients With Metastatic Melanoma

    Prospective, interventional multicenter study evaluating adoptive cell therapy (ACT) via infusion of LN-144 (autologous TIL) followed by interleukin 2 (IL-2) after a nonmyeloablative lymphodepletion (NMA LD) preconditioning regimen.
    Location: 13 locations

  • Clinical Study of CMP-001 in Combination With Pembrolizumab or as a Monotherapy

    This study will be conducted in two parts: Part 1 will be conducted using a Dose Escalation and Expansion design. The Part 1 Dose Escalation Phase of this study will identify a safe and tolerable dose to be further evaluated in the Part 1 Dose Expansion phase. Part 2 of the study will be conducted in parallel with the Part 1 Dose Expansion Phase and will evaluate the safety and efficacy of CMP-001 when administered as a monotherapy.
    Location: 12 locations

  • Phase 1b / 2 Trial of Lenvatinib (E7080) Plus Pembrolizumab in Subjects With Selected Solid Tumors

    This is an open-label Phase 1b / 2 trial of lenvatinib (E7080) plus pembrolizumab in participants with selected solid tumors. Phase 1b will determine and confirm the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) for lenvatinib in combination with 200 milligrams (mg) (intravenous [IV], every 3 weeks [Q3W]) pembrolizumab in participants with selected solid tumors (i.e. non-small cell lung cancer, renal cell carcinoma, endometrial carcinoma, urothelial carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, or melanoma). Phase 2 (Expansion) will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the combination in 6 cohorts at the MTD from Phase 1b (lenvatinib 20 mg / day orally + pembrolizumab 200 mg Q3W, IV).
    Location: 10 locations

  • Ipilimumab and Nivolumab in Treating Patients with Stage III-IV Melanoma That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    This phase II trial studies how well ipilimumab and nivolumab work in treating patients with stage III-IV melanoma that 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.
    Location: 9 locations

  • Pembrolizumab and Ziv-aflibercept in Treating Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of ziv-aflibercept when given together with pembrolizumab in treating patients with solid tumors that have spread to other places in the body (advanced). Ziv-afibercept works by decreasing blood and nutrient supply to the tumor, which may result in shrinking the tumor. 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 ziv-aflibercept together with pembrolizumab may be a better treatment for patients with advanced solid tumors.
    Location: 7 locations

  • A Study of NKTR-214 Combined With Nivolumab vs Nivolumab Alone in Participants With Previously Untreated Inoperable or Metastatic Melanoma

    The purpose of the study is to test the effectiveness (how well the drug works), safety, and tolerability of the investigational drug called NKTR-214, when combined with nivolumab versus nivolumab given alone in participants with previously untreated melanoma skin cancer that is either unable to be surgically removed or has spread
    Location: 9 locations


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