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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2015-000089-72
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:204
    National Competent Authority:Italy - Italian Medicines Agency
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Prematurely Ended
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2015-02-06
    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 number2015-000089-72
    A.3Full title of the trial
    FAT GENE EXPRESSION IN OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE PATIENTS WITH PERSISTENTLY ACTIVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS TREATED WITH ABATACEPT AND CLINICAL RESPONSE
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    abatacept in obese and overweight RA patiens
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number204
    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 Gemelli-CIC- UCSC
    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 supportAzienda Farmaceutica
    B.4.2CountryItaly
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationDivisione di Reumatologia- Complesso integrato Columbus UCSC
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointDivisione di Reumatologia
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressVia G. Moscati 31
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityRome
    B.5.3.4CountryItaly
    B.5.4Telephone number+39063503654
    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 ORENCIA
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderBristol Myers Squibb
    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.3.1Product nameOrencia abatacept
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPSubcutaneous 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
    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
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    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 17.1
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10039073
    E.1.2Term Rheumatoid arthritis
    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
    The study primary objective is to provide a better understanding of the molecular and cellular pathways involved in abatacept action in overweight and obese RA patients, by showing its effects at the fat tissue level (as well as at the circulating bloodstream levels) on cells, genes, and molecules known to play a role in producing inflammation. In particular, we want to investigate whether overweight and obesity could be associated to a specific adipose tissue and immune system cells gene expression (IL-6, TNF-alpha, BAFF, BAFF-R, PEDF, Chemerin, Sirtuin1, arginase1 and CD11c) and whether their pre-treatment expression could be influenced by abatacept after 6 months of treatment.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    – To assess the percentage of overweight (BMI 25-30 Kg/m2) and obese (BMI >30 Kg/m2) RA patients that reach DAS28 remission after 6 months of abatacept treatment.
    – To assess whether there is any relationship between changes of the inflammatory milieu at the fat tissue level and clinical outcomes after abatacept treatment.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    Signed written Informed Consent
    - RA patients with disease duration <12 months, in at least a moderately active disease state (DAS28 >3.2) despite MTX at the maximum tolerated doses (10-25 mg/week) and low doses of prednisone (<5 mg daily), stable since at least three months before enrolment (if necessary)
    - Age: 18-70 years
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients
    - Severe and uncontrolled infections such as sepsis and opportunistic infections
    - Patients who are currently included in any interventional clinical trial in RA
    - RA patients in therapy with other biologics
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Changes from baseline in specific adipose tissue and immune system cells gene expression (IL-6, TNF-alpha, BAFF, BAFF-R, PEDF, Chemerin, Sirtuin1, arginase1 and CD11c) after 6 months of treatment.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    6 months
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Percentage of overweight and obese RA patients in DAS28 remission at 6 months.
    - Correlation between clinical response to treatment and changes at the fat tissue and circulating bloodstream levels after abatacept
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    6 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 No
    E.6.4Safety No
    E.6.5Efficacy No
    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
    Biomarker
    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) No
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) Yes
    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) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo No
    E.8.2.3Other No
    E.8.2.4Number of treatment arms in the trial1
    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 concerned2
    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 years2
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    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: 35
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 5
    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 2015-02-06. 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 state40
    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 practice
    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 Decision2015-03-26
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2015-01-15
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusPrematurely Ended
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