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CHARLI : A Phase Ib/II Trial of Ipilimumab-Nivolumab-Denosumab and Nivolumab-Denosumab in Patients With Unresectable Stage III and IV Melanoma

Male or<br/>FemaleGender Male or

RecruitingStatus Recruiting

Systemic<br/>Therapy TrialTypeSystemic
Therapy Trial

One/TwoPhase One/Two

18+Age Over 18

Skin<br/>CancersCancer LocationSkin

Systemic therapy,Treatment | SkinMelanoma (Skin)

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This phase I/II trial is evaluating the addition of a new treatment (Denosumab) to standard immunotherapies for patients with metastatic melanoma.

This trial is treating patients with Melanoma.

This is a systemic therapy trial.

You may be able to join this trial if:

  • You have been diagnosed with cancer, but have not received any treatment.
  • Your cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

You may be excluded from this trial if:

  • You have a certain disease or psychological condition.
  • You have been diagnosed with a prior or secondary type of cancer.
  • You have had certain treatments, surgical procedures or drugs.
  • You have previously been treated (or are currently being treated) on a clinical trial.

Clinical trials have complex eligibility criteria - talk to your doctor about your interest in this trial.

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Trial Identifiers

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Scientific Title

A Phase Ib/II Trial of Ipilimumab-Nivolumab-Denosumab and Nivolumab-Denosumab in Patients With Unresectable Stage III and IV Melanoma

Cooperative Group

Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group (ANZMTG)

Commercial Sponsor


Other Non-Commercial Sponsor

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre


The purpose of this project is to test the addition of a new treatment called denosumab to standard immunotherapies for patients with metastatic melanoma. Denosumab has been used for many years to help treat cancers such as prostate cancer and breast cancer, but it is not currently used in melanoma. We hope the addition of denosumab to current melanoma therapies will make these treatments work better without adding to the side effects. Who is it for? You may be eligible to join this study if you are aged 18 years or over and have been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma (melanoma that has spread). Study details: Nivolumab and ipilimumab are approved treatments for advanced melanoma in Australia and overseas. Patients with metastatic melanoma, who are not enrolled in a study, are commonly prescribed nivolumab alone or the combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab as standard care. However, there is limited information on the effectiveness and safety of these treatments in combination with denosumab. Recent melanoma research in animal models has shown that denosumab can make immunotherapies such as ipilimumab and nivolumab work better. Because denosumab has been used in patients with breast and prostate cancer for a long time and is safe, we now want to test the benefits and safety of adding denosumab to immunotherapies in this study.

Recruiting Hospitals Read MoreRead more

Austin Health
Ms Samantha Chakar
03 9496 3088

Bendigo Hospital
Ms Felicity Osmond

03 5454 8821

Border Medical Oncology
Ms Nyree Sarakis
02 6064 1493

Box Hill Hospital Medical Oncology
Box Hill
Lauren Mitchell
03 9094 9544

PCCTU (Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit) *
Enquiries Line Coordinator
03 8559 7456 (9am-2pm, Mon-Fri)

Trial Overview: General information about a clinical trial. This section provides an overview of who might be able to join this trial and what type of treatment is involved.