CLINICAL TRIAL SUMMARY

MDACC Study No:2011-0757 (clinicaltrials.gov NCT No: NCT01295827)
Title:Phase I Study of Single Agent MK-3475 in Patients with Progressive
Locally Advanced or Metastatic Carcinomas, Melanoma and Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Principal Investigator:Wen-Jen Hwu
Treatment Agent:MK-3475
Study Status:Open
Study Description:There are 5 parts to this clinical research study. MD Anderson will be
taking part in Parts B, D, and F. This consent form will cover Parts B, D, and
F.

The goal of Part B is to further test the highest tolerable dose of MK-3475
that was found in Part A when given to patients with melanoma. The safety of
this drug will also be studied.

The goal of Part D is to study 2 dose levels of MK-3475 when given to patients
with melanoma.

The goal of Part F is to study 2 dose levels of MK-3475 when given to patients
with lung cancer.

MK-3475 is a drug that includes a protein naturally created by living cells.
It is designed to help the body's natural defense system react against tumors
by blocking proteins that cancers cells create to "turn off" the body's immune
(defense) system.

This is the first study using MK-3475 in humans.

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Disease Group:Lung; Melanoma
Phase of Study:Phase I
Treatment Agents:MK-3475
Treatment Location:Both at MDACC & and Other Sites
Estimated Length of Stay in Houston:
Supported By:Merck
Return Visit:
Home Care:


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Physician Name:Wen-Jen Hwu
Dept:Melanoma Medical Oncology
For Clinical Trial Enrollment:713-792-2921
For General Questions about Clinical Trials:800-392-1611 (in U.S.A.) 713-792-6161 (outside U.S.A.)


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