The BAMM2 (BRAF, Autophagy, MEK Inhibition in Melanoma) Study: A Randomized Double Blind Phase II Study of Dabrafenib and Trametinib With or Without Hydroxychloroquine in Advanced BRAF V600E/K Melanoma.
This phase II trial investigates how well adding hydroxychloroquine to the standard treatment of dabrafenib and trametinib works to overcome resistance and delay disease progression in treating patients with stage IIIC or IV BRAF V600E/K melanoma. Hydroxychloroquine may cause cell death in tumor cells that rely on a process called autophagy for survival. Dabrafenib and trametinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving hydroxychloroquine together with dabrafenib and trametinib may work better than dabrafenib and trametinib alone to shrink and stabilize the cancer.
• Patient must have locally advanced unresectable stage IIIC or stage IV melanoma.
• Patient must have BRAF V600E or BRAF V600K tumor genotype based on a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) approved assay.
• Patient must have measurable disease.
• Patient must have been treated with prior immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy.
Alison Conlin, M.D.
The Pacific Cancer Research Consortium clinical trials are offered at multiple locations throughout Oregon, Washington, Alaska, California, and Idaho. To find a location near you, please contact the Patient Engagement Center at 844-552-2734.