Safety and Efficacy of AEB071 in Metastatic Uveal Melanoma Patients

Status: Recruiting
Phase: Phase 1
Diagnosis: Cutaneous Skin Cancer
NCT ID: NCT01430416 (View complete trial on
DFCI Protocol ID: 11-474


This study has two parts, dose escalation and dose expansion. For dose escalation, the primary objective is to estimate the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of AEB071 in patients with uveal melanoma. For dose expansion, the primary objective is to characterize the safety and tolerability of the MTD of AEB071 and to further explore safety and efficacy in expansion groups at doses lower than the MTD of AEB071 in order to determine the recommended phase 2 dosein patients with uveal melanoma.


Conducting Institutions:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Overall PI:
Frank Stephen Hodi, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Site-responsible Investigators:
Donald Lawrence, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Suzanne MacRae, 617-632-5906,
Massachusetts General Hospital: Cancer Trials Call Center, 877-789-6100

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: - Uveal melanoma with biopsy proven metastatic disease - Males and females ≥ 18 years of age - Consent to biopsy of tumor - Measurable disease according to RECIST version 1.1 - WHO performance status of ≤ 1 Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with abnormal laboratory values as defined by the protocol - Patients who are receiving treatment with strong inducers or inhibitors of cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) that cannot be discontinued prior to study entry - Patients with impaired cardiac function or clinically significant cardiac diseases as defined by the protocol - Patients with another malignancy that was treated within the last three years with the exceptions of localized basal cell carcinoma and cervical carcinoma - Patients with impairment of gastrointestinal function or disease - Patients with severe systemic infections - Patients who are known to be HIV positive and/or have active hepatitis B or C infection - Time since last therapy for treatment of underlying malignancy: - Cytotoxic chemotherapy: ≤ duration of the most recent cycle of the previous regimen (a minimum of 2 weeks for all) - Nitrosurea: ≤ 6 weeks - Biologic therapy: ≤ 4 weeks - ≤ 5 x PK half-life of a small molecule therapeutic not otherwise defined above - Patients having undergone major surgery less than 4 weeks prior to enrollment or have not fully recovered from prior surgery - Women of child-bearing potential unless they are using highly effective methods of contraception during the dosing and for at least 36 hours after last dose. Highly effective contraception as defined in the protocol. - Patients with primary central nervous system tumors or brain metastases. - Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women. Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply
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