Intralesional rose bengal for treatment of melanoma.

Melanoma/Skin Cancers
Session Type and Session Title: 
Poster Session, Melanoma/Skin Cancers
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Poster Board Number: 
Board #200b
J Clin Oncol 34, 2016 (suppl; abstr TPS9600)
Sanjiv S. Agarwala, Robert Hans Ingemar Andtbacka, Kristen N. Rice, Merrick I. Ross, Charles Raben Scoggins, Bernard Mark Smithers, Eric D. Whitman, Eric Andrew Wachter; St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network and Temple University, Bethlehem, PA; Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Medcl Onc Assoc of San Diego, San Diego, CA; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Princess Alexandra Hospital and University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; Atlantic Melanoma Ctr, Morristown, NJ; Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc, Knoxville, TN

Abstract Disclosures


Background: Intralesional rose bengal (PV-10) is an investigational small molecule ablative immunotherapy that can elicit primary ablation of injected tumors and secondary T-cell activation. Phase 2 testing in Stage III-IV melanoma yielded a 51% objective response rate (ORR) with 50% complete response (CR) when all disease was injected. PV-10 is currently undergoing phase 3 testing as a single agent in patients with locally advanced cutaneous melanoma and phase 1b testing in combination with immune checkpoint inhibition for more advanced disease. Methods: Study PV-10-MM-31 (NCT02288897) is an international multicenter, open-label, randomized controlled trial of PV-10 versus investigator’s choice of chemotherapy (dacarbazine or temozolomide) or oncolytic viral therapy (talimogene laherparepvec). A total of 225 subjects with locally advanced cutaneous melanoma (Stage IIIB or Stage IIIC recurrent, satellite or in-transit melanoma) randomized 2:1 will be assessed for progression free survival (PFS) by RECIST 1.1 (using blinded Independent Review Committee assessment of study photography and radiology data). Comprehensive disease assessments, including review of photography and radiology data, are performed at 12 week intervals; clinical assessments of progression status are performed at 28-day intervals. Study PV-10-MM-1201 (NCT02557321) is an international multicenter, open-label, sequential phase study of PV-10 in combination with pembrolizumab. Stage IV metastatic melanoma patients with at least one injectable cutaneous or subcutaneous lesion who are candidates for pembrolizumab are eligible. In the current phase 1b portion of the study, up to 24 subjects will receive the combination of PV-10 and pembrolizumab (PV-10 + standard of care). In phase 2 an estimated 120 participants will be randomized 1:1 to receive either PV-10 and pembrolizumab or pembrolizumab alone. The primary endpoint for phase 1b is safety and tolerability with PFS a key secondary endpoint; PFS is the primary endpoint for phase 2. Clinical trial information: NCT02288897