Tremelimumab in Melanoma

Drug class Target Agent Diseases Line of Therapy Status Source
CTLA-4 inhibitors, Immunotherapy, Monoclonal antibody CTLA-4 tremelimumab melanoma metastatic Trials complete with results Ribas et al. 2013

The CTLA-4 inhibitor tremelimumab has previously been investigated in patients with melanoma. The only phase III clinical trial of tremelimumab to date was published in 2013, and it failed to show a statistically significant improvement in overall survival when patients with previously untreated metastatic melanoma were treated with tremelimumab compared to standard chemotherapy alone (NCT00257205; Ribas et al. 2013).

Reference Study Type / Phase Line of Treatment Treatment Agent Mutation Status # Patients in Study Response Rate PFS (months) OS (months)
Ribas et al. 2013 Phase III 1st tremelimumab   328 10.7% 20.3 (6-month PFS) 12.6
dacarbazine or temozolamide   327 9.8% 18.1 (6-month PFS) 10.7
NOTE: OS = overall survival; PFS = progression-free survival


Contributors: Wade T. Iams, M.D., Douglas Johnson, M.D., Christine M. Lovly, M.D., Ph.D.

Suggested Citation: Iams, W.T., D. Johnson, C. Lovly. 2015. Immunotherapy in Cancer. My Cancer Genome (Updated February 10).​​​​​​​​​​​

Last Updated: June 24, 2015

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