A Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of OrienX010 in Unresectable Malignant Melanoma Patients

Study Purpose

This study is being performed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Dacarbazine and OrienX010 therapy in Untreated Patients With Unresectable Stage IIIb/IIIc or Stage IV(Mla/Mlb) Melanoma. The study will be conducted in about 6 centres in China and total 165 patients will be enrolled. All eligible Patients will be randomized between Dacarbazine and OrienX010 in a 1:2 ratio, so 1/3 (55) patients will receive the Dacarbazine and 2/3 (110) patients will receive the OrienX010. During the treatment phase, the patient will receive OrienX010 administration once biweekly or Dacarbazine once every 3 week until to the end of treatment (EOT). The duration of safety follow-up for adverse events (AEs) and serious adverse events (SAEs) will be to 90 days after the end of treatment. The details please refer to study schema. For patients who have completed the study treatment and no disease progression, follow-up visits will take place every 3 months after the end of treatment visit until the occurrence of disease progression. If disease progression occurred, the investigator will collect the anticancer treatment information and survival of individuals until 80% death event. After the end of study, if patient want to continue receiving the OrienX010 treatment and judged by investigator, sponsor will provide OrienX010 and Dacarbazine for free until disease progression/death or OrienX010 on marketing launch.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Study Type

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Eligible Ages 18 Years - 70 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Obtain the current IRB approved informed consent with written from potential patients before the any screening activities or procedures. 2. Male or female, ≥ 18 years and ≤ 70 years of age. 3. Patients with histologically proven unresectable stage IIIb /IIIc or IV (M1a/M1b) malignant melanoma following AJCC edition 8 published 2016 guidance. If patient in stage IV (M1b), pulmonary lesion as following: number of pulmonary lesion must be ≤ 5; any single lesion must less than 20 mm in longest diameter; total cumulative diameter of all lesions must be ≤ 50 mm; 4. Patients with at least one measurable lesion with size ≥ 10 mm and < 100mm. 5. Patient with at least one injectable lesion (long diameter ≥ 10 mm and < 100mm. 6. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 1. 7. Patients with life expectancy > 5 months as judged by investigator. 8. Patients with adequate bone marrow, liver and renal function within 28 days prior to study entry, as defined by the following:
  • - White Blood Cell count ≥3.0 × 109/L.
  • - Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1.5 × 109/L.
  • - Platelet count≥ 100 × 109/L.
  • - Hemoglobin > 10.0 g/dl.
  • - Albumin ≥ 3 g/dl.
  • - liver function: Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x upper normal limit (UNL) , Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) < 2.5 x upper normal limit (UNL).
  • - renal function: serum creatinine < 1.5 x UNL or 24 hour creatinine clearance rate≥ 50 mL/min(calculated by Cockcroft and Gault) - International normalized ratio (INR) < 1.5 and Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) or Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) ≤ 1.5 × ULN.
9. Subjects who have received any anti-cancer therapy, including radiotherapy, cytotoxic, hormonal, biological (including humanized antibodies) and targeted agents within 28 days, or five half-lives of the drug (whichever is longer) prior to randomization and not recovered from acute toxicities as a result of prior anti-cancer therapy to less than or equal to Grade 1, according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE, version 4.03). 10. Women of childbearing potential (early menopause, Post-menopause < 2 years and non- sterilization), Man and man with female partner of childbearing potential should be use effective contraception during the study period , e.g. sterilization, progestogen oral contraceptives, injectable progestogen, implants of levonorgestrel, oestrogenic vaginal ring, percutaneous contraceptive patches or intrauterine device (IUD) or intrauterine system (IUS), abstinence or or double barrier method (condom or occlusive cap plus spermicidal agent).

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Patients that have previously been treated with dacarbazine. 2. Previous treatment with any investigational product or T-VEC or other similar ' oncolytic' viruses therapy. 3. Sizes of tumor does not meet the requirement of injection or unacceptable for intratumoral injection. 4. Patients who have treatment with anti-HSV antiviral therapy (such as acyclovir, ganciclovir, foscarnet, etc.) within 4 weeks prior to the first IP administration. 5. No history of malignancy within the past 5 years except for the following: adequately treated of stage I or II basal cell/squamous cell skin cancer, superficial bladder cancer or any other cancer from which the patient has been completed curative therapy. 6. Patients with known or suspected allergies and/or hypersensitivity to any component of OrienX10 or Dacarbazine. 7. HSV
  • - 1 antibody IgG and IgM are negative.
8. Positive test for hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBVsAg) and HBV DNA copies >1x103copies /mL. 9. Positive test for hepatitis C and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Patients with clinically evident Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. 10. Patient with uncontrolled systemic illness including, but not limited to, serious infection, uncontrolled, diabetes, unstable angina, cerebrovascular accidents or transient ischaemic attack, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, clinically significant arrhythmias not controlled by medication, liver, kidney or metabolic disease. 11. Patient with autoimmune diseases. 12. Patient has psychological or psychiatric disorder or alcohol dependence or Drug addiction which would increase risk or limit compliance with study requirements or influence the study result. 13. Use of any investigational drugs, biologics, or devices within 30 days prior to screening visit or planned use during the course of study. 14. Pregnant or breastfeeding women or women desiring to become pregnant within the timeframe of the study or women/men of reproductive potential not using an effective contraception. 15. Any condition, judged by investigator, that shows subjects are not suitable for participation

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Phase 2
Lead Sponsor

The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.

OrienGene Biotechnology Ltd.
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Jun Guo, MD
Principal Investigator Affiliation Peking University Cancer Hospital & Institute
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Overall Status Recruiting
Countries China

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Melanoma (Skin)
Arms & Interventions


Experimental: treatment group

OrienX010 will be administered once every two weeks by intratumoral injection. The treatment dose , depends on the patient's tumour size, The maximum dose of OrienX010 in at each treatment , the expected accumulated dose in 10 mL. The investigator should be confirmed the injectable tumor size and adequate dose within 24 hours prior to treatment. OrienX010 treatment will be continuous and extend from first dose of study medication until to complete response, clinical related progression disease (PDr), untolerated toxicities, lost to follow up, death or meet end of treatment criteria.

Active Comparator: Control group

Dacarbazine will be administered once every three weeks by intravenous 1000mg/square meter. Dacarbazine treatment will be continuous and extend from first dose of study medication until to progression disease (PD), untolerated toxicities, lost to follow up, death or meet end of treatment criteria.


Biological: - OrienX010 injection

OrienX010 to be used in this study have been developed and manufactured by OrienGene Biotechnology Ltd. Dacarbazine to be used in this study was manufactured by Sinopharm A-Think Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Drug: - Dacarbazine (DTIC)

Dacarbazine to be used in this study was manufactured by Sinopharm A-Think Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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International Sites

Beijing Cancer Hospital, Beijing, Beijing, China




Beijing Cancer Hospital

Beijing, Beijing, 100142

Site Contact

Jun Guo, MD



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