A Study of the BRAF Inhibitor Dabrafenib in Combination With the MEK Inhibitor Trametinib in the Adjuvant Treatment of High-risk BRAF V600 Mutation-positive Melanoma After Surgical Resection.
Diagnosis: Cutaneous Skin Cancer
NCT ID: NCT01682083
(View complete trial on ClinicalTrials.gov)
DFCI Protocol ID: 13-054
This is a two-arm, randomized, double-blind Phase III study of dabrafenib in combination with trametinib versus two placebos in the adjuvant treatment of melanoma after surgical resection. Patients with completely resected, histologically confirmed, BRAF V600E/K mutation-positive, high-risk [Stage IIIa (lymph node metastasis >1 mm), IIIb or IIIc] cutaneous melanoma will be screened for eligibility. Subjects will be randomized to receive either dabrafenib (150 milligram (mg) twice daily [BID]) and trametinib (2 mg once daily [QD]) combination therapy or two placebos for 12 months.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Nageatte Ibrahim, MD,
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Keith Flaherty, MD,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Elizabeth Buchbinder, MD,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
Suzanne MacRae, 617-632-5906,
Massachusetts General Hospital:
Cancer Trials Call Center, 877-789-6100
Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center:
Cancer Trials Call Center, 617-667-3060
- Completely resected histologically confirmed high-risk [Stage IIIa (LN metastasis
more than 1 mm), IIIb or IIIc cutaneous melanoma determined to be V600E/K mutation
positive by a central laboratory. Patients presenting with initial resectable lymph
node recurrence after a diagnosis of Stage I or II melanoma are eligible.
- Surgically rendered free of disease no more than 12 weeks before randomization.
- Recovered from definitive surgery (e.g. no uncontrolled wound infections or
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status of 0-1.
- Adequate hematologic, hepatic, renal and cardiac function.
- Known mucosal or ocular melanoma or the presence of unresectable in-transit
- Evidence of distant metastatic disease.
- Prior systemic anti-cancer treatment and radiotherapy for melanoma; prior surgery for
melanoma is allowed.
- History of another malignancy or concurrent malignancy including prior malignant
melanoma. Exceptions to this include: Patients who have been disease-free for 5 years
or patients with a history completely resected non-melanoma skin cancer or
successfully treated in situ carcinoma are eligible, for example cervical cancer in
situ, atypical melanocytic hyperplasia or melanoma in situ, multiple primary
melanomas, or other malignancies for which the patient has been disease free for > 5
- History or current evidence of cardiovascular risk.
- History or current evidence of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) or central serous