Melanoma Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for melanoma. 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: 1200 locations

  • A Study to Compare the Administration of Pembrolizumab after Surgery Versus Administration both before and after Surgery for High-Risk Melanoma

    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.
    Location: 738 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: 722 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 be removed by surgery (resectable) or cannot be removed by surgery (unresectable). 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.
    Location: 204 locations

  • Tipifarnib for the Treatment of Advanced Solid Tumors, Lymphoma, or Histiocytic Disorders with HRAS Gene Alterations, a Pediatric MATCH Treatment Trial

    This phase II pediatric MATCH trial studies how well tipifarnib works in treating patients with solid tumors that have recurred or spread to other places in the body (advanced), lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders, that have a genetic alteration in the gene HRAS. Tipifarnib may block the growth of cancer cells that have specific genetic changes in a gene called HRAS and may reduce tumor size.
    Location: 166 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: 23 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: 23 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

  • 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: 19 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: 19 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

  • An Open-Label, Randomized, Multicenter Trial of Encorafenib + Binimetinib Evaluating a Standard-dose and a High-dose Regimen in Patients With BRAFV600-mutant Melanoma Brain Metastasis

    This is a multicenter, randomized open-label Phase 2 study to assess the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetic (PK) of 2 dosing regimens of encorafenib + binimetinib combination in patients with BRAFV600-mutant melanoma with brain metastasis. Approximately 100 patients will be enrolled, including 9 patients in a Safety Lead-in of the high-dose treatment arm. After a Screening Period, treatment will be administered in 28-day cycles and will continue until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, withdrawal of consent, start of subsequent anticancer therapy, death.
    Location: 17 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: 13 locations

  • A Study of TSR-022 in Participants With Advanced Solid Tumors (AMBER)

    This is a multicenter, open-label, first-in-human Phase 1 study evaluating the anti-T cell immunoglobulin and mucin containing protein-3 (TIM-3) antibody TSR-022. The study will be conducted in 2 parts: with Part 1 consisting of dose escalation and Part 2 dose expansion. Part 1 will determine the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of TSR-022 as a single agent (Part 1a); in combination with anti-programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) antibody, nivolumab (Part 1b); in combination with anti-PD-1 antibody, TSR-042 (Part 1c); in combination with TSR-042 and anti-lymphocyte-activation gene 3 (LAG-3) antibody, TSR-033 (Part 1d); in combination with TSR-042 in participants not previously treated with programmed death-ligand 1 [PD-(L)1] (Part 1e) and in combination with docetaxel (Part 1f). Part 2 of the study will evaluate the antitumor activity of TSR-022, both as monotherapy and in combination with TSR-042 in participants with pre-specified tumor types.
    Location: 15 locations

  • A Study of Relatlimab Plus Nivolumab Versus Nivolumab Alone in Participants With Advanced Melanoma

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether nivolumab in combination with relatlimab is more effective than nivolumab by itself in treating unresectable melanoma or melanoma that has spread
    Location: 14 locations

  • A Study of NKTR-262 in Combination With Bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) and With Bempegaldesleukin Plus Nivolumab in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumor Malignancies

    Patients will receive intra-tumoral (IT) NKTR-262 in 3-week treatment cycles. During the Phase 1 dose escalation portion of the trial, NKTR-262 will be combined with systemic administration of bempegaldesleukin. After determination of the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of NKTR-262, between 6 and 18 patients may be enrolled at the RP2D to further characterize the safety and tolerability profile of the combination of NKTR 262 plus bempegaldesleukin (doublet) or NKTR 262 plus bempegaldesleukin in combination with nivolumab (triplet) in Cohorts A and B, respectively. In the Phase 2 dose expansion portion, patients will be treated with doublet or triplet in the relapsed / refractory setting and earlier lines of therapy.
    Location: 16 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

  • Dabrafenib, Trametinib, and Navitoclax in Treating Patients with BRAF Mutant Melanoma or Solid Tumors That Are Metastatic or Cannot Be Removed by Surgery

    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, trametinib, and navitoclax may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.
    Location: 18 locations

  • A Study to Evaluate The Efficacy And Safety Of RO7198457 In Combination With Pembrolizumab Versus Pembrolizumab Alone In Participants With Previously Untreated Advanced Melanoma.

    This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) of RO7198457 plus pembrolizumab compared with pembrolizumab alone in patients with previously untreated advanced melanoma.
    Location: 12 locations

  • A Study of XmAb®23104 in Subjects With Selected Advanced Solid Tumors (DUET-3)

    This is a Phase 1, multiple dose, ascending dose escalation study to define a MTD / RD and regimen of XmAb23104, to describe safety and tolerability, to assess PK and immunogenicity, and to preliminarily assess anti-tumor activity of XmAb23104 in subjects with selected advanced solid tumors.
    Location: 11 locations

  • QUILT-3.055: A Study of ALT-803 in Combination With PD-1 / PD-L1 Checkpoint Inhibitor in Patients With Advanced Cancer

    This is a Phase IIb, single-arm, multicohort, open-label multicenter study of ALT-803 in combination with an FDA-approved PD-1 / PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitor in patients with advanced cancers who have progressed following an initial response to treatment with PD-1 / PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitor therapy. All patients will receive the combination treatment of PD-1 / PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitor plus ALT-803 for up to 16 cycles. Each cycle is six weeks in duration. All patients will receive ALT-803 once every 3 weeks. Patients will also receive the same checkpoint inhibitor that they received during their previous therapy. Radiologic evaluation will occur at the end of each treatment cycle. Treatment will continue for up to 2 years, or until the patient experiences confirmed progressive disease or unacceptable toxicity, withdraws consent, or if the Investigator feels it is no longer in the patient's best interest to continue treatment. Patients will be followed for disease progression, post-therapies, and survival through 24 months past administration of the first dose of study drug.
    Location: 11 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

  • A Study of XmAb®22841 Monotherapy & in Combination w / Pembrolizumab in Subjects w / Selected Advanced Solid Tumors

    This is a Phase 1, multiple dose, ascending-dose escalation study and expansion study designed to define a maximum tolerated dose and / or recommended dose of XmAb22841 monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab; to assess safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, immunogenicity, and anti-tumor activity of XmAb22841 monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab in subjects with select advanced solid tumors.
    Location: 11 locations

  • Intratumoral AST-008 Combined With Pembrolizumab or Cemiplimab in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

    This is a phase 1b / 2, open-label, multicenter trial designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and preliminary efficacy of intratumoral AST-008 injections alone and in combination with intravenous pembrolizumab or cemiplimab in patients with advanced solid tumors. Phase 1b of this trial is a 3+3 dose escalation study evaluating escalating or intermediate dose levels of AST-008 given with a fixed dose of pembrolizumab. The Phase 2 dose expansion part of the study will consist of two cohorts of patients: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC). Patients in the MCC cohort will receive IT AST-008 combined with a fixed, standard dose of pembrolizumab while the CSCC cohort will receive IT AST-008 combined with a fixed, standard dose of cemiplimab. The Phase 2 dose expansion is designed to provide a preliminary estimate of efficacy in patients that have progressed on an anti-PD-(L)1 CPI or are otherwise refractory to CPI therapy.
    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


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