A Global Study to Assess the Effects of MEDI4736, Given as Monotherapy or in Combination With Tremelimumab Determined by PD-L1 Expression Versus Standard of Care in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non Small Cell Lung Cancer


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  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.

  • Site IRB
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 15-000433
    NCT ID: NCT02352948
    Sponsor Protocol Number: D4191C00004

About this study

This study is a Phase III, randomised, open label, multi-centre study assessing the efficacy and safety of MEDI4736 versus Standard of Care in NSCLC patients with PD-L1 positive tumours and the combination of MEDI4736 plus tremelimumab (MEDI4736+treme) versus Standard of Care in NSCLC patients with PD-L1-negative tumours in the treatment of male and female patients with locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC (Stage IIIB-IV), who have received at least 2 prior systemic treatment regimens including 1 platinum-based chemotherapy regimen for NSCLC. Patients with known EGFR (Epidermal growth factor receptor) tyrosine kinase (TK) activating mutations and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangements are not eligible for the study (prospective testing is not planned within this study). The Standard of Care options are: an EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (erlotinib [TARCEVA®]), gemcitabine or vinorelbine (NAVELBINE®).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged at least 18 years
  • Documented evidence of NSCLC (Stage IIIB/ IV disease)
  • Disease progression or recurrence after both a platinum-based chemotherapy regimen and at least 1 additional regimen for treatment of NSCLC
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Performance Status of 0 or 1
  • Estimated life expectancy more than 12 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior exposure to any anti-PD-1 or anti-PD-L1 antibody or anti CTLA4
  • Brain metastases or spinal cord compression unless asymptomatic, treated and stable (not requiring steroids)
  • Active or prior documented autoimmune disease within the past 2 years
  • Evidence of severe or uncontrolled systemic disease, including active bleeding diatheses or active infections including hepatitis B, C and HIV
  • Any unresolved toxicity CTCAE (Common Terminology Criteria of Adverse Events) >Grade 2 from previous anti-cancer therapy
  • Known EGFR TK activating mutations or ALK rearrangements
  • Any prior Grade ≥3 immune-related adverse event (irAE) while receiving any previous immunotherapy agent, or any unresolved irAE >Grade 1
  • Active or prior documented inflammatory bowel disease (eg, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis)

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Helen Ross, M.D.

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Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office


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