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Phase II study of the Src kinase inhibitor saracatinib (AZD0530) in metastatic melanoma.
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PMID:  23151808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background Src kinases are activated in melanoma, and inhibition of Src kinase activity has pre-clinical anti-tumor effects. Targeting this pathway could therefore have therapeutic activity in patients with metastatic melanoma. Patients and methods We conducted a multi-center, open-label study of the Src kinase inhibitor saracatanib (AZD0530) in patients with metastatic melanoma. Twenty-three patients received saracatanib at a dose of 175 mg daily. The primary objectives were to determine whether this agent had clinical activity in patients with advanced melanoma and whether it increased progression free survival. Functional effects on circulating T cells were also assessed. Results Twenty-three patients received oral saracatanib on a continuous daily dosing regimen. There were no objective clinical responses. Saracatanib was generally well tolerated with few grade 3-4 adverse events. T cell function was inhibited in most patients, based on decreased superantigen-induced IL-2 production in post- versus pre-treatment samples. Conclusions Saracatanib has minimal clinical activity as a single agent in an unselected population of patients with advanced melanoma, as evidenced by a lack of objective responses in this study. Reduced T cell cytokine production in most treated patients suggests potential immune suppressive activity by this agent.
Tara C Gangadhar; Joseph I Clark; Theodore Karrison; Thomas F Gajewski
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Investigational new drugs     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-0646     ISO Abbreviation:  Invest New Drugs     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8309330     Medline TA:  Invest New Drugs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, The University of Chicago, 5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC2115, Chicago, IL, 60637, USA.
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