E3611-A Randomized Phase II Study of Ipilimumab at 3 or 10 mg/kg Alone or in Combination with High-Dose Interferon-α2b in Advanced Melanoma.


Cleveland Clinic and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland, Ohio. [Email]


Interferon-α favors a Th1 shift in immunity, and combining with ipilimumab (ipi) at 3 or 10 mg/kg may downregulate CTLA4-mediated suppressive effects, leading to more durable antitumor immune responses. A study of tremelimumab and high-dose interferon-α (HDI) showed promising efficacy, supporting this hypothesis.