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Clinical Trial ECOG 2607

Title
A Phase II Trial of Dasatinib in Patients with Unresectable Locally Advanced or Stage IV Mucosal, Acral and Solar Melanomas
Principal Investigator
Timothy Kuzel
Details
  • Status: Accepting New Patients
  • Study Type: Therapeutic, Treatment
  • Protocol No:.ECOG 2607
Purpose
The purpose of this study is to find out what effects, good and/or bad, dasatinib has on patients and on melanoma cancer.
Overview
Dasatinib is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with leukemia, which is a type of blood cancer. The use of dasatinib is not approved for the treatment of melanoma, and therefore, is considered experimental for this treatment. Dasatinib is not chemotherapy but is an oral medication which targets proteins that are thought to be present on the melanoma cancer cells.
Eligibility
Some of the eligibility criteria include:
  • Participants must be 18 years old or older.
  • Participants must have a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma (melanoma that has spread beyond the original site of the disease) or unresectable melanoma (it cannot be removed with surgery).
  • Participants with previous treatments are allowed to participate.
Note: This is only a partial list of eligibility criteria. Please contact the Lurie Cancer Center for complete screening information if you are interested in this clinical trial.
Description of Treatment
Participants will take dasatinib by mouth twice a day for 42 days along with their standard care treatment.
Contact
Sara Duffey
Clinical Research and Education Specialist
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
312.695.1102
cancertrials@northwestern.edu

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