Background aims Adoptive transfer of tumor-specific lymphocytes is a promising strategy in the treatment of cancer. We conducted intratumoral administration of an allogeneic irradiated continuous T-cell line (C-Cure 709) expressing an HLA-A2-restricted MART-1-specific T-cell receptor (TCR) into HLA-A2+ melanoma patients. The C-Cure 709 cell line is cytotoxic against MART-1+ HLA-A2+ melanoma cell lines and secretes several immune stimulatory cytokines upon stimulation. Methods Anti-tumor immune responses against the commonly expressed tumor antigen (Ag) MART-1 were longitudinally analyzed in peripheral blood by fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) before and after intratumoral injection of C-Cure 709. Results No treatment-induced increase in Ag-specific T-cell frequencies was observed in peripheral blood, and the phenotype of MART-1-specific T cells was very stable during the treatment. Interestingly, despite a very stable frequency of MART-1-specific T cells over the course of treatment, clonotype mapping revealed that the response was in fact highly diverse and dynamic, with new clonotypes emerging during treatment. Only a few clonotypes were recurrently detected in consecutive samples. One MART-1-specific T-cell clone disappearing from peripheral blood was later detected in a metastatic lesion. Conclusions Sequence analyzes of the CDR3 region revealed conserved structural characteristics in the MART-1-specific TCR used by T-cell clones.