Metastatic melanoma is a type of skin cancer that has spread across other parts of the body. Renal cell carcinoma is a form of kidney cancer that starts in the lining of the small tubes in the kidney. A clinical trial led by Stephanie L. Goff, M.D., Associate Research Physician in the Surgery Branch, is researching a therapy for both types of cancer. Patients who are eligible will receive a combination drug therapy with pembrolizumab, a type of immune checkpoint inhibitor used to treat different cancers. The trial will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and there is no cost for participation.
Clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT05155033
NCI Protocol ID: 000354
Official Title: Phase II trial of Combination Anti-PD-1 and Aldesleukin for Metastatic Melanoma and Renal Cell Carcinoma
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