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Clinical Trial 20839

Cancer Type: Cutaneous
Study Type: Treatment
NCT#: NCT04410445

Phase: Phase III
Prinicipal Investigator: Ahmad Tarhini

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Study Title

A Phase 3, Randomized, Open-label Study to Compare Adjuvant Immunotherapy of Bempegaldesleukin Combined with Nivolumab Versus Nivolumab After Complete Resection of Melanoma in Patients at High Risk for Recurrence (PIVOT-12)


The main purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy, as measured by recurrence-free survival (RFS) by blinded independent central review (BICR), of bempegaldesleukin plus nivolumab versus nivolumab in patients with completely resected Stage IIIA or Stage IV cutaneous melanoma with no evidence of disease (NED) who are at high risk for recurrence


Primary: The primary objective is to compare the efficacy, as measured by RFS by BICR, of bempegaldesleukin plus nivolumab versus nivolumab in patients with completely resected Stage IIIA (LN metastasis > 1 mm), Stage IIIB/C/D, or Stage IV (AJCC 8th edition) cutaneous melanoma with NED who are at high risk for recurrence.




BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); NKTR-214 (Bempegaldesleukin); Nivolumab (Opdivo)

Inclusion Criteria


  • Male or female patients, age 12 years or older at the time of signing the informed consent form (age 18 years or older where local regulations or institutional policies do not allow for patients > Histologically confirmed Stage IIIA (LN metastasis > 1 mm), IIIB/C/D, or IV (M1a/b/c/d) cutaneous melanoma by AJCC (8th edition) at study entry that has been completely surgically resected within 12 weeks prior to randomization.
  • Tumor tissue from biopsy or resected disease must be provided to central laboratory for PD-L1 status analysis. Must have PD-L1 expression classification for stratification purposes.
  • Disease-free status documented by a complete physical examination and imaging studies within 28 days prior to randomization.

  • Exclusion Criteria


  • History of ocular/uveal melanoma or mucosal melanoma.
  • Active, known or suspected autoimmune disease. Patients with Type I diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism only requiring hormone replacement, skin disorders not requiring systemic treatment, or conditions not expected to recur in the absence of an external trigger are permitted to enroll.
  • Conditions requiring systemic treatment with either corticosteroids (> 10 mg daily prednisone equivalent) or other immunosuppressive medications within 14 days of randomization. Inhaled or topical steroids, and adrenal replacement steroid doses > 10 mg daily prednisone equivalent, are permitted in the absence of active autoimmune disease.
  • Prior therapy for melanoma except surgery for the melanoma lesion(s) and/or adjuvant radiation therapy for central nervous system lesions.
  • Prior therapy with interferon, talimogene laherparepvec (Imylgic®), interleukin-2 (IL-2) directed therapy, anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, anti-PD-L2, anti-CD137, or anti-cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated protein 4 antibody (including ipilimumab or any other antibody or drug specifically targeting T cell co-stimulation or checkpoint pathways).
  • Prior malignancy active within the previous 3 years except for locally curable cancers that have been apparently cured.

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