A Study of Experimental Medication BMS-986036 in Adults With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and Stage 3 Liver Fibrosis - FALCON 1 Study


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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
    • Jacksonville, Florida: 18-008530
    NCT ID: NCT03486899
    Sponsor Protocol Number: MB130-068

About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of experimental medication BMS-986036 given to adults with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH; the buildup of fat and inflammation in the liver that is not caused by alcohol) and stage 3 liver fibrosis (severe fibrosis).

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.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Liver biopsy performed within 6 months prior to the Screening Visit; if not performed within 6 months prior to the Screening Visit, a liver biopsy will be performed during the Screening Period and at least 4 weeks prior to randomization (Biopsy must be consistent with NASH with:
    • A score of at least 1 for each NAS component (steatosis, lobular inflammation, and ballooning), as assessed by the central reader; and
    • Stage 3 liver fibrosis according to the NASH CRN classification, as assessed by the central reader.
  • Participants taking anti-diabetic, anti-obesity, or anti-dyslipidemic medications must have been on stable dosing regimens for at least 3 months prior to the Screening Visit.
  • Participants taking vitamin E at doses ≥800 IU/day must have been on stable doses for at least 6 months prior to the Screening Visit (Vitamin E treatment must not have been initiated after the liver biopsy was performed).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other causes of liver disease (e.g., alcoholic liver disease, hepatitis B virus infection, chronic hepatitis C virus infection, autoimmune hepatitis, drug-induced hepatotoxicity, Wilson disease, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, iron overload, and hemochromatosis).
  • Current or past history of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
  • Past or current evidence of hepatic decompensation (e.g., ascites, variceal bleeding, hepatic encephalopathy and/or spontaneous bacterial peritonitis) or liver transplantation.
  • Other protocol defined inclusion/exclusion criteria could apply.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Maria Yataco, M.D.

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Contact information:

Judy Olmos R.N., C.C.R.C.



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