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This study will investigate the efficacy and safety of bevacizumab + fotemustine in patients with stage IV melanoma, previously untreated with chemo- or immunotherapy for metastatic disease. Patients will receive Avastin (15mg/kg intravenously[IV]) on Day 1 of every 3 week cycle, in combination with fotemustine (100mg/m² IV) on Days 1, 8 and 15, followed by 4 weeks rest, followed by 100mg/m² IV every 3 weeks for 4-6 cycles. The anticipated time on study treatment is until disease progression, and the target sample size is <100 individuals.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
bevacizumab [Avastin], fotemustine
Active, not recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:54-0400
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