Phase 2 Study of Ipilimumab in Children and Adolescents (12 to < 18 Years) With Previously Treated or Untreated, Unresectable Stage III or Stage lV Malignant Melanoma


  • Study type

  • Study phase

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.

  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 12-007264
    NCT ID: NCT01696045
    Sponsor Protocol Number: CA184178

About this study

The purpose of the study is to comply with the Pediatric Investigation Plan requirements of Ipilimumab

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 12 < 18 years of age
  • Previously treated or untreated, unresectable Stage III or Stage IV malignant melanoma
  • Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) or Lansky Score ≥ 50

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Primary Ocular Melanoma
  • Prior therapy with a Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte Antigen 4 (CTLA-4) or Programmed death- 1 (PD-1) antagonist, or Programmed cell death- ligand 1 (PD-L1) or CD137 agonists
  • Symptomatic brain metastases
  • History of autoimmune diseases

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Shakila Khan, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office


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