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A Phase II Trial of GM-CSF Protein Plus Ipilimumab in Patients With Advanced Melanoma

This randomized phase II trial is studying how well giving ipilimumab with or without sargramostim (GM-CSF) works in treating patients with stage III or stage IV melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery. Ipilimumab works by activating the patient's immune system to fight cancer. Colony-stimulating factors, such as sargramostim, may increase the number of immune cells found in bone marrow or peripheral blood and may help the immune system recover from the side effects of treatment. It is not yet known whether giving ipilimumab together with sargramostim is more effective than ipilimumab alone in treating melanoma.

Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check to see if other locations are recruiting.



  • biological : sargramostim
  • biological : ipilimumab

Phase: Phase 2


Ages Eligible For Study:

18 Years - N/A

Inclusion Criteria

- All sites of disease must be evaluated within 4 weeks prior to randomization; patients must have measurable disease as defined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) - No more than one prior systemic therapeutic regimen for unresectable stage III or stage IV melanoma; this includes chemotherapy, biologic therapy, biochemotherapy, or investigational treatment; this does not include any therapies given in the adjuvant setting - Histologic diagnosis of metastatic melanoma; for unknown primary disease, diagnosis of metastatic disease by cytology fine needle aspiration (FNA) is not acceptable - Women must not be pregnant or breast-feeding; all women of childbearing potential must have a blood test within 72 hours prior to randomization to rule out pregnancy; women of childbearing potential and sexually active males must be strongly advised to use an accepted and effective method of contraception; women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must be using an adequate method of contraception to avoid pregnancy throughout the study and for up to 12 weeks after the last dose of investigational product, in such a manner that the risk of pregnancy is minimized; sexually mature females who have not undergone a hysterectomy or who have not been postmenopausal naturally for at least 24 consecutive months (i.e., who have had menses at some time in the preceding 24 consecutive months) are considered to be of childbearing potential; women who are using oral contraceptives, other hormonal contraceptives (vaginal products, skin patches, or implanted or injectable products), or mechanical products such as an intrauterine device or barrier methods (diaphragm, condoms, spermicides) to prevent pregnancy, or are practicing abstinence or where their partner is sterile (e.g., vasectomy) should be considered to be of childbearing potential - White blood cells (WBC) >= 2000/uL - Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1500/mcL - Platelets >= 100,000/mcL - Hemoglobin >= 8 g/dL - Creatinine =< 3.0 x upper limit of normal (ULN) - Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) =< 2.5 x ULN - Bilirubin =< 3.0 x ULN, (except patients with Gilbert's syndrome, who must have a total bilirubin less than 3.0 mg/dL) - No concomitant therapy with any of the following: interleukin (IL) 2, interferon, or other non-study immunotherapy regimens; cytotoxic chemotherapy; immunosuppressive agents; other investigation therapies; or chronic use of systemic corticosteroids; must have been discontinued >= 4 weeks - No infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - No active infection with hepatitis B - No active or chronic infection with hepatitis C - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0 or 1

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Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Cancer Clinical Trials Office
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