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    EudraCT Number:2008-006146-26
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:BO21990
    National Competent Authority:Portugal - INFARMED
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2009-04-06
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedPortugal - INFARMED
    A.2EudraCT number2008-006146-26
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, multicenter Phase III trial of bevacizumab, temozolomide and radiotherapy, followed by bevacizumab and temozolomide versus placebo, temozolomide and radiotherapy followed by placebo and temozolomide in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    A study comparing bevacizumab with placebo when added to the current standard of treatment (temozolomide and radiotherapy, followed by temozolomide) in patients with a type of newly diagnosed brain tumor named Glioblastoma
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberBO21990
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan No
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorF. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorCommercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing supportF. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationF.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointTrial Information Support Line-TISL
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressGrenzacherstrasse 12
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityBasel
    B.5.3.3Post code4070
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Yes
    D. name Avastin
    D. of the Marketing Authorisation holderRoche Registration Limited
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationEuropean Union
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Concentrate for solution for infusion
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPIntravenous use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNBevacizumab
    D.3.9.1CAS number 216974-75-3
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeRO4876646
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive namerhuMAb VEGF, anti-VEGF
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB16402MIG
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number25
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin No
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Yes
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    D. cell therapy medicinal product No
    D. therapy medical product No
    D. Engineered Product No
    D. ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D. on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product No
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy No
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Yes
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product Yes
    D. medicinal product typeRecombinant humanized monoclonal antibody
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboConcentrate for solution for infusion
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboIntravenous use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    A type of newly diagnosed brain tumor named Glioblastoma
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Cancer [C04]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 14.1
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10018336
    E.1.2Term Glioblastoma
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10029104 - Neoplasms benign, malignant and unspecified (incl cysts and polyps)
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    • To demonstrate the superiority in overall survival (OS) when bevacizumab is added to temozolomide with radiotherapy followed by temozolomide for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma
    • To demonstrate the superiority in progression-free survival (PFS) as assessed by the investigator (using adapted MacDonald criteria) when bevacizumab is added to temozolomide with radiotherapy followed by temozolomide for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    • To compare PFS as assessed by an IRF between treatment arms
    • To compare 1-year and 2-year survival rates between treatment arms
    • To evaluate and compare the safety profile between treatment arms
    • To compare health-related quality of life (EORTC QLQ-C30, BN20) between treatment arms
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Yes
    E.2.3.1Full title, date and version of each sub-study and their related objectives
    Full Title: A Neurocognitive function substudy of BO21990, a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, multicenter Phase III trial of bevacizumab, temozolomide and radiotherapy, followed by bevacizumab and temozolomide versus placebo, temozolomide and radiotherapy followed by placebo and temozolomide in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma
    Objective: The purpose of this neurocognitive function substudy is to measure the possible effect of the study treatments on the neurocognitive function (whether the treatment will help to improve the neurocognitive deficits).
    BO21990-NCF, Version A, 04 Feb 2010
    This substudy will be performed in a selected number of countries.
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Signed informed consent
    2. Age greater than or equal to 18 years
    3. Present with newly diagnosed supratentorial Glioblastoma (GBM) with a tissue diagnosis that has been established following either a surgical resection or biopsy. This includes treatment-naïve -(chemotherapy and radiotherapy)- patients with prior diagnosis of a lower grade astrocytoma that has been upgraded to a histologically verified GBM
    4. Craniotomy or intracranial biopsy site must be adequately healed, free of drainage or cellulitis, and the underlying cranioplasty must appear intact at the time of randomisation. Study treatment should be initiated ≥ 28 days and ≤ 49 days following the last surgical procedure (including biopsy, surgical resection, wound revision, or any other major surgery involving entry into a body cavity)
    5. WHO performance status ≤ 2
    6. Patient must have at least 1 formalin fixed paraffin embedded tumour tissue block representative of glioblastoma available for pathology central review and analysis of MGMT status. If tumour block is not available or not of adequate quality, sufficient pathology material, representative of glioblastoma, must be available for central review.
    7. Stable or decreasing corticosteroids dose within 5 days prior to randomization
    8. Adequate hematological function:
    • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1.5 x 1'000'000'000/L
    • Platelet count ≥ 100 x 1'000'000'000/L
    • Haemoglobin ≥ 10 g/dL (may be transfused to maintain or exceed this level)
    9. Adequate liver function
    • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 x ULN
    • AST and ALT ≤ 2.5 x ULN
    10. Adequate renal function
    •Creatinine ≤ 1.25 x ULN
    • Urine dipstick for proteinuria < 2+. Patients discovered to have ≥ 2+ proteinuria on dipstick urinalysis at baseline should undergo a 24 hour urine collection and must demonstrate ≤ 1.0 g of protein in 24 hours
    • Urine protein/creatinine ratio (UPC) ≤ 1.0
    11. International normalized ratio (INR) or PT (secs) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT):
    • in the absence of therapeutic intent to anticoagulate the subject: INR≤1.5 or PT ≤1.5 x ULN and aPTT ≤1.5 x ULN
    • in the presence of therapeutic intent to anticoagulate the subject:INR or PT and aPTT within therapeutic limits (according to the medical standard in the institution)
    NOTE: Use of full-dose anticoagulants is permitted as long as the INR or aPTT is within therapeutic limits (according to the medical standard in the institution) and the patient has been on a stable dose of anticoagulants for at least two weeks before randomization. As per ASCO guidelines, LMWH should be the preferred approach
    12. Willing and able to comply with the protocol as judged by the investigator
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    Disease and Treatment History
    1. Evidence of recent hemorrhage on postoperative MRI of the brain. However, patients with clinically asymptomatic presence of hemosiderin, resolving hemorrhagic changes related to surgery, and presence of punctate hemorrhage in the tumor are permitted entry into the study
    2. Previous centralized screening for MGMT status for enrolment into a clinical trial
    3. Any prior chemotherapy (including carmustine-containing wafers (Gliadel®) or immunotherapy (including vaccine therapy) for glioblastomas and low grade astrocytomas
    NOTE: 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA)-mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) administered prior to surgery to aid in optimal surgical resection is not considered a chemotherapy agent
    4. Any prior radiotherapy to the brain or prior radiotherapy resulting in a potential overlap in the radiation field
    Bevacizumab related Exclusion Criteria
    5. Inadequately controlled hypertension (defined as systolic blood pressure >150 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure >100 m Hg)
    6. Prior history of hypertensive crisis or hypertensive encephalopathy
    7. New York Heart Association (NYHA) Grade II or greater congestive heart failure (see Appendix 6)
    8. History of myocardial infarction or unstable angina within 6 months prior to randomization
    9. History of stroke or TIAs within 6 months prior to randomization
    10.Significant vascular disease (e.g. aortic aneurysm requiring surgical repair or recent peripheral arterial thrombosis) within 6 months prior to randomization
    11.History of ≥ grade 2 haemoptysis according to the NCI-CTC criteria within 1 month prior to randomization
    12.Evidence of bleeding diathesis or coagulopathy (in the absence of therapeutic anticoagulation)
    13.Major surgical procedure, open biopsy, intracranial biopsy, ventriculoperitoneal shunt or significant traumatic injury within 28 days prior to randomization
    14.Core biopsy (excluding intracranial biopsy) or other minor surgical procedure within 7 days prior to randomization. Placement of a central vascular access device (CVAD) if performed within 2 days prior to bevacizumab/placebo administration
    15.History of abdominal fistula or gastrointestinal perforation within 6 months prior to randomization
    16.History of intracranial abscess within 6 months prior to randomization
    17.Serious non-healing wound, active ulcer or untreated bone fracture
    18.Pregnant or lactating females. NOTE: Serum pregnancy test to be assessed within 7 days prior to study treatment start
    19.Fertile women < 2 years after last menstruation and men (surgically sterilized and of childbearing potential) unwilling or unable to use effective means of contraception (oral contraceptives, intrauterine contraceptive device, barrier method of contraception in conjunction with spermicidal jelly)
    General Exclusion Criteria
    20.Any other malignancy within 5 years prior to randomization, except for adequately controlled limited basal cell carcinoma of the skin, squamous carcinoma of the skin or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
    21.Evidence of any active infection requiring hospitalization or IV antibiotics within 2 weeks prior to randomization
    22.Patients who have any other disease, either metabolic or psychological, or who have any evidence on clinical examination or special investigations (including a laboratory finding) which gives reasonable suspicion of a disease or condition that contraindicates the use of the investigational drug, or that may affect the patient’s compliance with study requirements, or would place the patient at higher risk of potential treatment complications
    23.Current or recent (within 30 days of enrollment) treatment with another investigational drug or participation in another investigational study
    24. Known hypersensitivity to any excipients of bevacizumab formulation or to the chemotherapy regimen (temozolomide)
    25.Any contraindication to temozolomide listed in the local label
    26.Hypersensitivity to Chinese hamster ovary cell products or other recombinant human or humanized antibody
    27.Unable to comply with the administration of the study treatment
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    • OS, defined as the time between randomization and death due to any cause. Patients without an event will be censored the last time they were known to be alive.
    • PFS, as assessed by the investigator. PFS is defined as the time between randomization and disease progression (using adapted MacDonald Response Criteria) or death due to any cause. Patients without an event will be censored at the date of last follow up for progression. Patients with no post baseline follow up for progression will be censored at the day of randomization. For submission purposes in the United States, patients who receive non protocol specified anti-cancer therapy (NPT) will be censored at the last tumour assessment prior to receiving NPT. Also, only deaths occurring within 112 days (two tumour assessments) of the last tumour assessment will be counted as events
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    - Final OS analysis: when 683 of deaths events are registered (to achieve 80% power of the log rank test at a 2-sided overall 4% alpha level)
    - Final PFS: occurred on beginning of August 2012
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    1) PFS, as assessed by an IRF.
    2) 1-year and 2-year survival rates.
    3) Safety profile.
    4) Health-related quality of life
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    1) occurred on beginning of August 2012
    2) interim results on August 2012, final when 683 events are registered
    3) interim results on August 2012, final when 683 events are registered
    4) occurred on beginning of August 2012
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis No
    E.6.2Prophylaxis No
    E.6.3Therapy Yes
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Yes
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    Biomarker discovery
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) No
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans No
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study No
    E.7.1.3Other No
    E. trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) No
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) Yes
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) No
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    E.8.1.2Open No
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind Yes
    E.8.1.5Parallel group Yes
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other No
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo Yes
    E.8.2.3Other No
    E.8.2.4Number of treatment arms in the trial2
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.4.1Number of sites anticipated in Member State concerned4
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA66
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA Yes
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA No
    E.8.6.3If E.8.6.1 or E.8.6.2 are Yes, specify the regions in which trial sites are planned
    Hong Kong
    Korea, Republic of
    New Zealand
    Russian Federation
    United Kingdom
    United States
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee Yes
    E.8.8 Definition of the end of the trial and justification where it is not the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    Following the final OS analysis, the end of the study will be defined as 90 days after the last patient has completed bevacizumab treatment (IMP), has switched to commercial
    bevacizumab, or has been enrolled into an extension study, whichever occurs first.
    The study may also be prematurely terminated by the sponsor.
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years5
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months0
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days0
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years5
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months0
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial days0
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 663
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 258
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers No
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Yes
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Yes
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women No
    F.3.3.4Nursing women No
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation No
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally No
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state69
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 575
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 921
    F.5 Plans for treatment or care after the subject has ended the participation in the trial (if it is different from the expected normal treatment of that condition)
    Treatment allocation of all patients will be unblinded during final OS analysis. At this time, all patients who are still receiving bevacizumab monotherapy may continue to receive treatment until disease progression/ unacceptable toxicity; furthermore, upon local marketing approval of bevacizumab for newly diagnosed glioblastoma, patients will be allowed to either transition from IMP to commercial supply or enroll into an extension study if they meet the protocol extension eligibility criteria.
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2009-05-14
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2009-07-03
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2015-09-09
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