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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2012-004955-35
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:1883/12
    National Competent Authority:Italy - Italian Medicines Agency
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2013-05-30
    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 ConcernedItaly - Italian Medicines Agency
    A.2EudraCT number2012-004955-35
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A single-center randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial “Treatment of Systemic Sclerosis with Rituximab: evaluation of the effectiveness of B-cell depletion therapy”
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    A single-center randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial “Treatment of Systemic Sclerosis with Rituximab: evaluation of the effectiveness of B-cell depletion therapy”
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number1883/12
    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 SponsorPOLICLINICO UNIVERSITARIO AGOSTINO GEMELLI
    B.1.3.4CountryItaly
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorNon-Commercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing supportUNIVERSITA' CATTOLICA
    B.4.2CountryItaly
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationPOLICLINICO GEMELLI- COMPLESSO INTEGRATO COLUMBUS
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointDIVISIONE DI REUMATOLOGIA
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressVIA MOSCATI 31
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityROMA
    B.5.3.3Post code00168
    B.5.3.4CountryItaly
    B.5.4Telephone number0039063503654
    B.5.5Fax number0039063503523
    B.5.6E-mailreumatologia@rm.unicatt.it
    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.2.1.1.1Trade name Mabthera
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderROCHE
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationItaly
    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 Powder for infusion
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPIntravenous use
    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) 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.8 Information on Placebo
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboSolution 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
    SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Immune System Diseases [C20]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 16.0
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10042953
    E.1.2Term Systemic sclerosis
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10028395 - Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    Safety and tolerability of Rituximab on skin and lung fibrosis in patients with Systemic Sclerosis previously treated with intravenous pulse 6-metilprednisolone and Cyclophosphamide
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    NA
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Patients with age between 18 and 70 years;
    2. SSc diagnosis with diffuse cutaneous involvement, accordingly to ACR and Le-Roy criteria;
    3. Worsening of skin involvement, evaluated with Rodnan skin score, higher than 10% in the last 2-3 months;
    4. Capacity to sign the informed consent;
    5. Previous treatment with intravenous pulse 6-metilprednisolone and oral Cyclophosphamide (at least 6 grams);
    Enrolled patients should ensure not to intend to get pregnant during the treatment and for 6 months after the last dose of Rituximab and Cyclophoasphamide
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1. Severe lung and heart involvement, with dyspnea and signs or symptoms of heart or lung failure (Oxigen saturation lower than 60%, FVC<50%, FE<40%, DLCO<40%)
    2. Patients with acute and chronic infections;
    3. Hystory of immunodeficiency, tubercolosis or cancer;
    4. Pregnancy and feeding;
    Moderate or severe renal failure (creatinine clearance <30 ml/min)
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    • Rituximab efficacy on skin involvement through Rodnan skin score. We will consider clinically relevant a decrease of skin score higher than 30% compared to initial skin score
    • Rituximab efficacy on lung involvement. We will consider clinically relevant an increase higher than 10% for FVC and TLC and/or higher than 15% for DLCO, and/or a decrease of extension of ground glass and honey-combing scores higher of 2 points on lung HRCT
    • Safety and tolerability of the drug
    Efficacy on arthritis manifestations evaluated with DAS (disease activity score), number of swollen and tender joints, analogic scale for pain.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    3/6/12/24 MONTHS
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    • Activity and severity index for scleroderma patients
    • Efficacy on patient disability through “health global assessment” and “Health Assessment Questionnarie”.
    • Changes of capillaroscopic CSURI score,
    • Fibrotic and inflammatory cytokines levels in serum and plasma only in patients that accept this optional part of the study
    Entity of cellular infiltrate on skin biopsies before and after therapy ( 6 and 24 month) only in patients that accept this optional part of the study
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    3/6/12/24 MONTHS
    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 No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    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) No
    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 Yes
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned No
    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 No
    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
    LVLS
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years4
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years4
    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: 14
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 2
    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 For clinical trials recorded in the database before the 10th March 2011 this question read: "Women of childbearing potential" and did not include the words "not using contraception". An answer of yes could have included women of child bearing potential whether or not they would be using contraception. The answer should therefore be understood in that context. This trial was recorded in the database on 2013-05-30. Yes
    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 state16
    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)
    CLINICAL OBSERVATION
    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 Decision2013-07-29
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2013-04-18
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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