for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion:
Adil Daud



The purpose of this study is to determine if HF10 in combination with ipilimumab is effective in patients with stages IIIB, IIIC, or IV unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

Official Title

A Phase II Study of Combination Treatment With HF10, a Replication-competent HSV-1 Oncolytic Virus, and Ipilimumab in Patients With Stage IIIB, Stage IIIC, or Stage IV Unresectable or Metastatic Malignant Melanoma


The study is designed to assess efficacy and safety with repeated administration of intratumoral injections of HF10 at 1x107 TCID50/mL in combination with intravenous infusions of 3mg/kg ipilimumab. This is a single arm, open label Phase II trial, to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of HF10 treatment in combination with administration of the immunologic checkpoint inhibitor, ipilimumab (anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibody). The study population will include patients with Stage IIIB, IIIC or IV unresectable or metastatic malignant melanoma who are ipilimumab-eligible.

Patients will receive the dose of 1 x 107 TCID50/mL HF10 (for a total of 6 injections; the first 4 injections at 1-week intervals; the remaining 2 injections at 3-week intervals) + ipilimumab at 3 mg/kg ipilimumab (for a total of 4 intravenous infusions, each administered at 3-week intervals).

Following combination therapy, patients may continue to receive the same dose level of HF10 (1 x 107 TCID50/mL) alone for up to an additional 13 injections (total of 19 injections = 1 year) if they have tolerated the study treatment, are responding, have stable disease, or have progressive disease that is not clinically significant in the judgment of the Investigator.


Malignant Melanoma HF10 HSV-1 Ipilimumab Oncolytic virus Phase II Stage IIIB melanoma Stage IIIC melanoma Stage IV melanoma Unresectable malignant melanoma Metastatic malignant melanoma Combination treatment Intratumoral injection Melanoma Antibodies, Monoclonal HF10 plus Ipilimumab


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  1. Patients must have Stage IIIB, IIIC or IV melanoma, which is unresectable/unresected or histologically confirmed diagnosis of metastatic malignant melanoma.
  2. Patients must have measurable non-visceral lesion(s) that are evaluable by the modified World Health Organization (mWHO) criteria and immune-related response criteria (irRC).
  3. Patients must be ≥ 18 years of age.
  4. Patients must have a life expectancy ≥ 24 weeks.
  5. Patients must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0, 1, or 2.
  6. Patients must have adequate hepatic function, defined as
  7. Total bilirubin levels ≤ 1.5 x upper limit of normal [ULN] (except for patients with Gilbert's Syndrome, who must have a total bilirubin of less than 3.0 mg/dL)
  8. AST/ALT levels ≤ 2.5 x ULN, or ≤ 5 x ULN if liver metastases are present.
  9. Patients must have adequate renal function, defined as serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN or creatinine clearance (calculated) ≥ 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for patients with creatinine >1.5 x ULN.
  10. Patients must have adequate bone marrow function, defined as
  11. Absolute neutrophil count ≥1,500/µL and
  12. Platelet count ≥ 75,000/ µL
  13. Patients must have no known bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy that would make intratumoral injection or biopsy unsafe.
  14. . Patients must be ipilimumab-eligible. (This includes: 1) patients previously untreated with ipilimumab; 2) patients previously treated (more than 1 year previously) with ipilimumab using a route of administration other than intravenous infusion; and 3)patients previously treated with antitumor agents other than intravenous ipilimumab).
  15. . Men and women of childbearing potential must agree to use adequate contraception from the time of consent through 30 days after final study treatment.
  16. . Females of childbearing potential must have a negative urine or serum pregnancy test within one week prior to start of treatment.
  17. . Patients must be able to understand and willing to sign a written informed consent document.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Patients receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks of injection of HF10,or history of Grade 4 adverse events or presence of adverse events Grade 2 or greater,except alopecia, resulting from anticancer agents administered more than 4 weeks prior to HF10 injection.
  2. Patients receiving anti-herpes medication within 1 week prior to initiating HF10 treatment.
  3. Patients with a history of significant tumor bleeding, or coagulation or bleeding disorders.
  4. Patients with target tumors that could potentially invade a major vascular structure(e.g., innominate artery, carotid artery), based on unequivocal imaging findings.
  5. Patients with Grade 2 or greater pre-existing neurologic abnormalities (CTCAE version 4.0), including Grade 2 or greater peripheral neuropathy caused by previous treatments.
  6. Patients with clinically evident Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B Virus(HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), or Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection are excluded.
  7. Medical history of autoimmune disease (e.g., Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis) or other diseases requiring systemic glucocorticoid or immunosuppressive therapy.
  8. Patients who were previously treated with ipilimumab administered by intravenous infusion.
  9. Concurrent use of any other investigational agents.
  10. . Patients with active CNS metastases or carcinomatous meningitis, except patients with CNS lesions that have been treated and have no evidence of progression in the brain on CT/MRI for ≥ 3 months.
  11. . Pregnant or breastfeeding women; women desiring to become pregnant within the timeframe of the study are also excluded.
  12. . Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements, as determined by the investigator.


  • Clinical Site
    San Francisco California 94115 United States
  • Clinical Site
    Salt Lake City Utah 84112 United States
  • Clinical Site
    Portland Oregon 97239 United States
  • Clinical Site
    Dallas Texas 75230 United States
  • Clinical Site
    Houston Texas 77030 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Takara Bio Inc.
Phase 2
Lead Scientist
Adil Daud
Study Type
Last Updated
September 28, 2017