Safety and Efficacy of Pembrolizumab Compared to Placebo in Resected High-risk Stage II Melanoma

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.

Status:

Recruiting

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Trial Phase

The investigational immunotherapy is being studied in a large group of patients to confirm its effectiveness, monitor side effects, compare it to commonly used treatments, and collect information that will allow the investigational immunotherapy to be used safely.

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About the Trial

This trial will be done in 2 parts. In Part 1, patients who enroll in the trial will receive the following.

  • 50% will receive pembrolizumab
  • 50% will receive placebo

If your cancer returns following Part 1, you may be able to receive pembrolizumab in Part 2. Your doctor will let you know if you can receive pembrolizumab and discuss your treatment options with you.

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National Trial Reference Number

NCT03553836 Read More at clinicaltrials.gov

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Eligibility

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Condition

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied. Conditions may also include other health-related issues, such as lifespan, quality of life, and health risks.
Melanoma

Age range

12 — no age maximum

Gender(s)

All

Trial Purpose

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.

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    Location
    Status
  • Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
    Recruiting
  • Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45219
    Recruiting
  • Santa Monica, California, United States, 90404
    Recruiting
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15232
    Recruiting
  • Germantown, Tennessee, United States, 38138
    Recruiting
  • Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 37920
    Recruiting
  • Los Angeles, California, United States, 90025
    Recruiting
  • Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
    Recruiting
  • Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30342
    Recruiting

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Trial reference number

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Keynote number

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Keynote-716

Official title

A description of the clinical trial that the trial sponsor and clinicians use to identify a specific trial and its purpose.
Adjuvant Therapy With Pembrolizumab Versus Placebo in Resected High-risk Stage II Melanoma: A Randomized, Double-blind Phase 3 Study (KEYNOTE-716)
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