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KEYNOTE-942: This study is assessing whether receiving a personalised cancer vaccine plus immunotherapy after surgery is more effective compared to receiving immunotherapy alone in people who have had their melanoma completely removed and are at a high risk of recurrenceA Phase 2 Randomized Study of Adjuvant Immunotherapy With the Personalized Cancer Vaccine mRNA-4157 and Pembrolizumab Versus Pembrolizumab Alone After Complete Resection of High-Risk Melanoma

Clinical summary

Conditions

This trial is treating patients with cutaneous melanoma that has been removed by surgery and are at a high risk of recurrence

Cancer

Skin Cancers Skin

Age

People18+

Phase

II

Trial Acronym

KEYNOTE-942

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Trial sponsor

ModernaTX, Inc.

Scientific Title

A Phase 2 Randomized Study of Adjuvant Immunotherapy With the Personalized Cancer Vaccine mRNA-4157 and Pembrolizumab Versus Pembrolizumab Alone After Complete Resection of High-Risk Melanoma

Eligibility

Inclusion

  • Resectable cutaneous melanoma metastatic to a lymph node and at high risk of recurrence
  • Complete resection within 13 weeks prior to the first dose of pembrolizumab
  • Disease free at study entry (after surgery) with no loco-regional relapse or distant metastasis and no clinical evidence of brain metastases
  • Has an formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tumor sample available suitable for sequencing
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status 0 or 1
  • Normal organ and marrow function reported at screening

Exclusion

  • Prior malignancy, unless no evidence of that disease for at least 5 years prior to study entry
  • Prior systemic anti-cancer treatment (except surgery and interferon for thick primary melanomas. Radiotherapy after lymph node dissection is permitted)
  • Live vaccine within 30 days prior to the first dose of pembrolizumab
  • Transfusion of blood or administration of colony stimulating factors within 2 weeks of the screening blood sample
  • Active autoimmune disease
  • Immunodeficiency, systemic steroid therapy, or any other immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of pembrolizumab
  • Solid organ or allogeneic bone marrow transplant
  • Pneumonitis or a history of (noninfectious) pneumonitis that required steroids
  • Prior interstitial lung disease
  • Clinically significant heart failure
  • Known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Known active hepatitis B or C
  • Active infection requiring treatment

Inclusion

  • You have had a certain type of treatment or surgical procedure.
  • Your cancer has not spread to other parts of the body.

Exclusion

  • You have been diagnosed with a prior or secondary type of cancer.
  • You have certain types of non-cancer medical conditions.
  • You have had certain treatments, surgical procedures or drugs.
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