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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2012-004391-19
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:3475-010
    National Competent Authority:Netherlands - Competent Authority
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2013-04-10
    Trial 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 ConcernedNetherlands - Competent Authority
    A.2EudraCT number2012-004391-19
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Phase II/III Randomized Trial of Two Doses of MK-3475 (SCH900475) versus Docetaxel in Previously Treated Subjects with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    MK-3475 vs. Docetaxel in Second-Line Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number3475-010
    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 SponsorMerck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., (Merck)
    B.1.3.4CountryUnited States
    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 supportMerck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., (Merck)
    B.4.2CountryUnited States
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationMerck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., (Merck)
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointGregory Lubiniecki, M.D.
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street Address351 Sumneytown Pike
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityNorth Wales
    B.5.3.3Post code19454-2505
    B.5.3.4CountryUnited States
    B.5.4Telephone number267305 1636
    B.5.5Fax number267305 6537
    B.5.6E-mailgregory.lubiniecki@merck.com
    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 nameMK-3475; SCH900475
    D.3.2Product code 1374853-91-4
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Powder for injection
    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 INNMK3475; SCH900475
    D.3.9.1CAS number 1374853-91-4
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeMK-3475
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameAnti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB91641
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number50
    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.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 No
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D.3.11.3.5Committee 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) Yes
    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 No
    D.IMP: 2
    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 nameMK-3475; SCH900475
    D.3.2Product code 1374853-91-4
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Powder for injection
    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 INNMK3475; SCH900475
    D.3.9.1CAS number 1374853-91-4
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeMK-3475
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameAnti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB91641
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number50
    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.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 No
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D.3.11.3.5Committee 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) Yes
    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 No
    D.IMP: 3
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleComparator
    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.2.1.1.1Trade name Docetaxel-Actavis
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderActavis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationGermany
    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 nameDocetaxel--Actavis
    D.3.2Product code L01CD02
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection/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 INNdocetaxel
    D.3.9.1CAS number 114977-28-5
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameANHYDROUS DOCETAXEL
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB22289
    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 Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    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 No
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D.3.11.3.5Committee 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 No
    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 No
    D.IMP: 4
    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 nameMK-3475; SCH900475
    D.3.2Product code 1374853-91-4
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form 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 INNMK3475; SCH900475
    D.3.9.1CAS number 1374853-91-4
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeMK-3475
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameAnti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB91641
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number100
    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.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 No
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D.3.11.3.5Committee 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) Yes
    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 No
    D.IMP: 5
    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 nameMK-3475; SCH900475
    D.3.2Product code 1374853-91-4
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form 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 INNMK3475; SCH900475
    D.3.9.1CAS number 1374853-91-4
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeMK-3475
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameAnti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB91641
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number100
    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.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 No
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D.3.11.3.5Committee 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) Yes
    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 No
    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
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    lung cancer
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Cancer [C04]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 20.0
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10066490
    E.1.2Term Progression of non-small cell lung cancer
    E.1.2System Organ Class 100000004864
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    1) To compare the overall survival (OS) of previously-treated subjects with NSCLC in the strongly positive PD-L1 stratum treated with MK-3475 compared to docetaxel.
    2) To compare progression-free survival (PFS) per RECIST 1.1 by independent radiologists’ review of previously-treated subjects with NSCLC in the strongly positive PD-L1 stratum treated with MK-3475 compared to docetaxel.
    3) To evaluate OS of previously-treated subjects with NSCLC whose
    tumors express PD-L1 and are treated with MK-3475 compared to docetaxel.
    4) To evaluate PFS per RECIST 1.1 by independent radiologists’ review
    of previously-treated subjects with NSCLC whose tumors express PD-L1 and are treated with MK-3475 compared to docetaxel.
    5)Objective: Evaluate safety and tolerability profile of MK-3475 in previously-treated subjects with NSCLC in the strongly positive PD-L1 stratum.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    1) To evaluate overall response rate (ORR) per RECIST 1.1 by
    independent radiologists’ review in previously-treated subjects with NSCLC in the
    strongly positive PD-L1 stratum and in overall study population whose tumors
    express PD-L1 treated with MK-3475 compared to docetaxel.
    2) To evaluate response duration per RECIST 1.1 by independent
    radiologists’ review in previously-treated subjects with NSCLC in the strongly
    positive PD-L1 stratum and in overall study population treated with MK-3475
    compared to docetaxel.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1) Be willing and able to provide written informed consent/assent for the trial.
    2) Be ≥18 years of age on day of signing informed consent.
    3) Have a life expectancy of at least 3 months.
    4) Have a histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and have at least one measurable lesion as defined by RECIST 1.1.
    5) Have experienced investigator determined radiographic progression per RECIST 1.1 of NSCLC after treatment with a platinum-containing doublet for stage IIIB/IV or recurrent disease. The site’s study team must have reviewed pre-trial images that are of diagnostic quality from at least 2 dates to determine that radiographic progression has occurred per RECIST 1.1 following initiation of the first-line platinum-containing doublet. A platinum-containing doublet is defined as a platinum-based cytotoxic systemic agent administered in the same cycle as another cytotoxic systemic chemotherapeutic agent. The central imaging vendor must have received these scans prior to randomization in this trial for a possible retrospective analysis of this eligibility criterion. The central vendor will not be confirming eligibility prior to randomization. Completion of treatment with a platinum-containing doublet as adjuvant therapy within one year of signing informed consent will satisfy the prior treatment requirement.
    a. Subjects with an EGFR sensitizing mutation must also be able to demonstrate progression of disease on the EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (either erlotinib or gefitinib) in a similar manner to that above for the platinum-containing doublet. Radiographic images that demonstrate progression after initiation of the EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy and after initiation of the platinum-containing doublet must also be submitted similarly for subjects with an EGFR sensitizing mutation prior to randomization. Subjects with an EGFR sensitizing mutation may have been treated previously with the tyrosine kinase inhibitor separately from the platinum-containing doublet; the order of treatment does not matter, but progression of disease as determined by RECIST 1.1 must be demonstrable for both regimens. An exception to this rule is the patient whose NSCLC tumor has an EGFR sensitizing mutation who receives four cycles of a platinum doublet, does not experience progression of disease, and begins therapy with an EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor as a maintenance therapy within 28 days of the last administration of the platinum doublet chemotherapy. For this patient, only one set of images demonstrating progression on the EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor is required for submission to the independent imaging vendor for the patient to be eligible.
    b. Subjects with an ALK translocation must also be able to demonstrate progression of disease on crizotinib in a similar manner to that above for the platinum-containing doublet. Radiogaphic images that demonstrate progression after initiation of crizotinib and after initiation of the platinum-containing doublet must also be submitted similarly for subjects with an ALK translocation prior to randomization. Subjects with an ALK translocation may have been treated previously with the tyrosine kinase inhibitor separately from the platinum-containing doublet; the order of treatment does not matter, but progression of disease as determined by RECIST 1.1 must be demonstrable for both regimens.
    6) Have a performance status of 0 or 1 on the ECOG Performance Scale.
    7) Have provided tissue for biomarker analysis from a formalin fixed paraffin embedded tumor tissue sample or a newly obtained formalin fixed tumor tissue from a recent biopsy of a tumor lesion not previously irradiated; newly obtained formalin fixed specimens are encouraged. If new scientific data emerge that indicate that an existing biopsy or surgical specimen is suboptimal for identification of patients, then only new biopsies will be acceptable for determination of PD-L1 status. The tissue sample must be received by the central vendor prior to randomization. Fine needle aspirates are not acceptable. Needle or excisional biopsies, or resected tissue is required.
    a. Investigators must be able to produce the source documentation of the EGFR mutation status or ALK translocation status. If unable to test for these molecular changes, formalin fixed paraffin embedded tumor tissue of any age should be submitted to a central laboratory designated by the Sponsor for such testing.
    8) Have resolution of toxic effect(s) of the most recent prior chemotherapy to Grade 1 or less (except alopecia). If subject received major surgery or radiation therapy of > 30 Gy, they must have recovered from the toxicity and/or complications from the intervention.
    Refer to Protocol for the complete list.
    9) Have a PD-L1 positive (either strongly or weakly) tumor as determined by IHC at a central laboratory.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1) Has received prior therapy with docetaxel for NSCLC.
    2) Is receiving systemic steroid therapy within three days prior to the first dose of trial treatment or receiving any other form of immunosuppressive medication (corticosteroid use on study for management of ECI-ies or as a pre-medication for docetaxel is allowed).
    3) Is expected to require any other form of systemic or localized antineoplastic therapy while on trial (including maintenance therapy with another agent for NSCLC or radiation therapy).
    4) Has received maintenance chemotherapy (chemotherapy for subjects with a stable or better response to the prior line of treatment) with an additional agent other than that used in the first-line regimen ("switch maintenance"). The exception to this rule is the patient who has an EGFR sensitizing mutation in the tumor who is treated with four cycles of a platinum doublet chemotherapy followed by an EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor.
    5) Has received prior systemic cytotoxic chemotherapy, biological therapy (e.g., cetuximab), major surgery within 3 weeks of the first dose of trial treatment; received radiation therapy of > 30 Gy within 6 months of the first dose of trial treatment; received prior tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy or palliative radiotherapy of 30Gy or less within 7 days of the first dose of trial treatment.
    6) Has received prior therapy with an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, anti-PD-L2, anti-CD137, or anti-Cytotxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) antibody (including ipilimumab or any other antibody or drug specifically targeting T-cell co-stimulation or checkpoint pathways).
    7) Has a known history of prior malignancy, with the exception of basal cell carcinoma of the skin, superficial bladder cancer, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or in situ cervical cancer, and has undergone potentially curative therapy with no evidence of that disease recurrence for 5 years since initiation of that therapy.
    - Note: The time requirement for no evidence of disease for 5 years does not apply to the tumor for which a subject is enrolled in the trial. The time requirement also does not apply to subjects who underwent successful definitive resection of basal cell carcinoma of the skin, superficial bladder cancer, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or in situ cervical cancer.
    8) Has known active central nervous system (CNS) metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis. Subjects with previously treated brain metastases may participate provided they are stable (without evidence of progression by MRI for at least four weeks prior to the first dose of trial treatment and any neurologic symptoms have returned to baseline), have no evidence of new or enlarging brain metastases, and are using no steroids for at least three days prior to study medication..
    9) Has an active autoimmune disease, or a documented history of autoimmune disease, or a syndrome that requires systemic steroids or immunosuppressive agents. Subjects with vitiligo or resolved childhood asthma/atopy would be exception to this rule. Subjects that require intermittent use of bronchodilators or local steroid injections would not be excluded from the study. Subjects with hypothyroidism stable on hormone replacement will not be excluded from the study.
    10) Has interstitial lung disease or a history of pneumonitis.
    11) Has an active infection requiring intravenous systemic therapy.
    12) Has known history of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (HIV 1/2 antibodies).
    13) Has known active Hepatitis B or C.
    14) Has received or will receive a live vaccine within 30 days prior to the first administration of study medication.
    15) Has had an allogeneic tissue/solid organ transplant.
    16) Subjects that require treatment with a strong inhibitor of CYP3A4 will be excluded. They may be included if there is an alternate treatment available (not a strong CYP3A4 inhibitor) and they are willing to switch prior to randomization. If a subject opts to change from a strong CYP 3A4 inhibitor to a weaker CYP 3A4 inhibitor, the subject must stop the strong CYP 3A4 inhibitor 7 days before study drug administration.

    Include statement: Refer to protocol for complete list
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Overall Survival is the gold standard endpoint to demonstrate superiority of antineoplastic therapy. Progression free survival is an acceptable scientific endpoint for a randomized Phase III trial to demonstrate superiority of a new antineoplastic therapy, especially if it is believed that the median time to OS with the new therapy may be significantly longer than that seen with standard of care. RECIST 1.1 will be used to determine the dates of progression as this methodology is accepted by regulatory authorities. Because the treatment assignment is unblinded regarding MK-3475 vs. docetaxel, images will be read by independent radiologists blinded to treatment assignment to minimize bias in the response assessments.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Imaging scans will be performed every 9 weeks.
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Importantly, PFS will also be assessed by irRC as determined by the investigators. ORR will be calculated by both methodologies, in addition to the duration of response. All main analyses will be performed in the strongly positive PD-L1 stratum.
    An analysis that includes all patients will be conducted for primary and secondary endpoints if the study is positive for that endpoint in the strongly positive PD-L1 stratum.
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Biomarker testing will be occur during the course of the study. Evaluation of PFS and duration of response will be ongoing throughout the study.
    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 Yes
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic Yes
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response Yes
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Yes
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic Yes
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic Yes
    E.6.13Others No
    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) Yes
    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 Yes
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    E.8.1.5Parallel group Yes
    E.8.1.6Cross over Yes
    E.8.1.7Other No
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) Yes
    E.8.2.2Placebo No
    E.8.2.3Other No
    E.8.2.4Number of treatment arms in the trial3
    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 EEA90
    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
    Argentina
    Australia
    Belgium
    Brazil
    Canada
    Chile
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Hungary
    Italy
    Japan
    Korea, Republic of
    Lithuania
    Netherlands
    Portugal
    Russian Federation
    South Africa
    Spain
    Taiwan
    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
    LVLS
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years3
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months4
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days5
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years6
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months5
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial days11
    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.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 245
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 368
    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 state15
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 610
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 920
    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)
    Standard of Care
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    G.4 Investigator Network to be involved in the Trial: 1
    G.4.1Name of Organisation CRF Health
    G.4.3.4Network Country United States
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2013-04-10
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2013-04-26
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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