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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2009-011105-17
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:ML22462
    National Competent Authority:Italy - Italian Medicines Agency
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2009-03-27
    Trial results View results
    Index
    A. PROTOCOL INFORMATION
    B. SPONSOR INFORMATION
    C. APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION
    D. IMP IDENTIFICATION
    D.8 INFORMATION ON PLACEBO
    E. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE TRIAL
    F. POPULATION OF TRIAL SUBJECTS
    G. INVESTIGATOR NETWORKS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL
    N. REVIEW BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OR ETHICS COMMITTEE IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNED
    P. END OF TRIAL
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedItaly - Italian Medicines Agency
    A.2EudraCT number2009-011105-17
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A single-arm, open-label study of early improvement of anemia and fatigue during treatment with tocilizumab (TCZ) in combination with non biologic DMARDs, in adult patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis.
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    Anemia Fatigue
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberML22462
    A.5.1ISRCTN (International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial) NumberND
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan Information not present in EudraCT
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorROCHE
    B.1.3.4CountryItaly
    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 support
    B.4.2Country
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisation
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    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 No
    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.3.1Product nameTocilizumab
    D.3.2Product code Ro 487-7533
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Concentrate for solution for infusion
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    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 INNRoActemra
    D.3.9.1CAS number 375823-41-9
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeRo 487-7533
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number20
    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) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    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 Information not present in EudraCT
    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.3.11.13.1Other medicinal product typeInibitore del recettore IL6, anticorpo monoclonale umanizzato
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Rheumatoid arthritis
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 9.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10039073
    E.1.2Term Rheumatoid arthritis
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To assess the effects of tocilizumab in combination with non biologic DMARDs on anemia and fatigue over 6 months of treatment in patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had an inadequate response to non biologic DMARDs therapy.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    1.To assess the efficacy of tocilizumab in combination with non biologic DMARDs on signs and symptoms of RA (ACR responses and DAS-28); 2.To assess the effects of tocilizumab in combination with non biologic DMARDs on quality of life (HAQ) 3.To assess the cost-effectiveness of tocilizumab in combination with non biologic DMARDs (SF-HLQ) 4.To assess the tolerability and safety of tocilizumab in combination with non biologic DMARDs.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1.Male or non-pregnant, non-nursing female 2.Age > 18 years 3.Patients currently experiencing moderate to severe active RA (DAS-28 > 3.2) at screening. 4.Patients receiving treatment on an outpatient basis 5.Patients that have responded inadequately to prior treatment with a stable dose (> 8 weeks) of non biologic DMARDs therapy 6.Oral corticosteroids and NSAIDs (up to the maximum recommended dose) are permitted if the dose has been stable for at least 4 weeks prior to baseline 7.Subjects able and willing to give written informed consent and comply with the requirements of the study protocol.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    Disease-specific criteria: 1. Rheumatic autoimmune disease other than RA, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), scleroderma, polymyositis, or significant systemic involvement secondary to RA (e.g. vasculitis, pulmonary fibrosis or Felty’s syndrome). Patients with secondary Sjogren’s Syndrome associated with RA can be included in the study 2. Functional class IV as defined by the ACR Classification of Functional Status in RA (largely or wholly incapacitated with patient bedridden or confined to wheel chair, permitting little or no self-care) 3. History of or current inflammatory joint disease other than RA (including but limited to: tophaceous gout, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, seronegative spondyloarthropathy, Lyme disease, pseudogout, arthropathy of inflammatory bowel disease) Drug-specific criteria: 4. Treatment with any investigational agent within 4 weeks (or 5 half-lives of investigational agent, whichever is longer) before screening 5. Previous treatment with an anti-TNF agent 6. Previous/concurrent treatment with any cell depleting therapies, including investigational agents (e.g. alemtuzumab, anti-CD4, anti-CD5, anti-CD3, anti-CD19) 7. Treatment with intravenous gamma globulin, plasmapharesis or Prosorba column within six months of baseline 8. Concurrent treatment with EPO 9. Immunization with a live/attenuated vaccine within 4 weeks prior to baseline 10. Any previous treatment with alkylating agents, such as cyclophosphamide or chlorambucil, or with total lymphoid irradiation Laboratory-specific criteria (at screening): 11. Serum creatinine > 1.6 mg/dL (160 &amp;#956;mol/L) 12. ALT (SGPT) or AST (SGOT) > 1.5 ULN (if initial sample yields ALT [SGPT] or AST [SGOT] > 1.5 ULN, a second sample may be taken and tested during the screening period) 13. Platelet count < 100 x 109/L (100,000/mm3) 14. Hemoglobin < 80 g/L (8 g/dL) 15. WBC count < 1.0 x 109/L (1000/mm3) and/or ANC < 1.0 x 109/L (1000/mm3) and/or ALC < 0.5 x 109/L (500/mm3) 16. Total bilirubin > 1.5 ULN (if initial sample yields bilirubin > 1.5 ULN, a second sample may be taken and tested during the screening period) 17. Triglycerides > 900 mg/dl at screen (non-fasted) 18. Positive hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) or hepatitis C antibody General medical: 19. Pregnant women or nursing (breastfeeding) mothers 20. Females of child-bearing potential who are not using a reliable means of contraception 21. Intended major surgery within 8 weeks prior to screening or planned major joint surgery during the study 22. Body weight > 150 kg 23. History of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions to human, humanized, or murine monoclonal antibodies 24. Evidence of significant and/or uncontrolled concomitant diseases such as cardiovascular disease, nervous system, pulmonary, renal, hepatic, endocrine, or gastrointestinal disorders 25. In patients with a history of diverticulitis or diverticulosis requiring antibiotic treatment, the treating physician needs to consider the benefit-risk ratio 26. A history of chronic ulcerative lower GI disease such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or other symptomatic lower GI conditions that might predispose to perforations 27. Uncontrolled disease states, such as asthma, psoriasis or inflammatory bowel disease where flares are commonly treated with oral or parenteral corticosteroids Et al.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    ASSESSMENTS OF EFFICACY Primary efficacy variables: 1. Changes from baseline of anemia, evaluated as change in Hb levels, at week 4 2. Changes from baseline of fatigue, evaluated as change in FACIT-Fatigue questionnaire, at week 4 ASSESSMENTS OF SAFETY 1. Standard adverse events (AEs), drug-related AEs, serious adverse events (SAEs) and study discontinuations due to AEs. ASSESSMENTS OF QUALITY OF LIFE 1. FACIT-Fatigue questionnaire 2. Changes from baseline in physical functioning, evaluated as change in Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ)
    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 No
    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 No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    Qualita` della vita
    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.7.1.3.1Other 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 No
    E.8.1.1Randomised No
    E.8.1.2Open No
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    E.8.1.5Parallel group No
    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) Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.2.2Placebo Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.2.3Other Information not present in EudraCT
    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 concerned29
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States No
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA No
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee No
    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
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months6
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years1
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months6
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero No
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) No
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) No
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) No
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) No
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) No
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    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 state125
    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 Decision2009-05-17
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2009-03-24
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
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