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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2015-003694-15
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:MK-3475-189
    National Competent Authority:Finland - Fimea
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2015-12-14
    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 ConcernedFinland - Fimea
    A.2EudraCT number2015-003694-15
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Randomized, Double-Blind, Phase III Study of Platinum+Pemetrexed Chemotherapy with or without Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in First Line Metastatic Non-squamous Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Subjects (KEYNOTE-189).
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Phase III study of Pemetrexed+Platinum with or without Pembrolizumab in first line (1L) metastatic non-squamous NSCLC.
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberMK-3475-189
    A.5.2US NCT (ClinicalTrials.gov registry) numberNCT02578680
    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.
    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.
    B.4.2CountryUnited States
    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 namePembrolizumab
    D.3.2Product code MK-3475 (SCH 900475)
    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 INNPEMBROLIZUMAB
    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 CodeSUB167136
    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.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 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 Cisplatin
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderHospira UK Ltd
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationUnited Kingdom
    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 nameCisplatin
    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 INNCisplatin
    D.3.9.1CAS number 15663-27-1
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameCISPLATIN
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB07483MIG
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number1
    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: 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 Cisplatin Teva
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderTEVA GmbH
    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 nameCisplatin
    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 INNCisplatin
    D.3.9.1CAS number 15663-27-1
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameCISPLATIN
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB07483MIG
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number1
    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 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 Carboplatin
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderHospira UK Ltd
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationUnited Kingdom
    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 name Carboplatin
    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 INNCarboplatin
    D.3.9.1CAS number 41575-94-4
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameCARBOPLATIN
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB06614MIG
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number10
    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: 5
    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 Carboplatin Actavis
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderActavis Group PTC ehf.
    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 namecarboplatin
    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 INNCarboplatin
    D.3.9.1CAS number 41575-94-4
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameCARBOPLATIN
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB06614MIG
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number10
    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: 6
    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 ALIMTA
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderLilly USA
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationUnited States
    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 namePemetrexed
    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 INNPEMETREXED
    D.3.9.1CAS number 137281-23-3
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB09655MIG
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number500
    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: 7
    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 Alimta
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderEli Lilly Nederland B.V.
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationFinland
    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 namePemetrexed
    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 INNPEMETREXED
    D.3.9.1CAS number 137281-23-3
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB09655MIG
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number to 500
    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.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
    non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer
    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 10079440
    E.1.2Term Non-squamous 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 evaluate the antitumor activity of pembrolizumab in combination
    with chemotherapy compared with saline placebo in combination with
    chemotherapy using PFS per RECIST 1.1 as assessed by BICR of imaging.
    2. To evaluate the antitumor activity of pembrolizumab in combination
    with chemotherapy compared with saline placebo in combination with
    chemotherapy using OS.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    1. To evaluate the antitumor activity of pembrolizumab in combination
    with chemotherapy compared with saline placebo in combination with
    chemotherapy using ORR per RECIST 1.1 as assessed by BICR.
    2. To evaluate the antitumor activity of pembrolizumab in combination
    with chemotherapy compared with saline placebo in combination with
    chemotherapy using DOR per RECIST 1.1 as assessed by BICR.
    3. To evaluate the safety and tolerability profile of pembrolizumab in
    combination with pemetrexed/platinum chemotherapy.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Yes
    E.2.3.1Full title, date and version of each sub-study and their related objectives
    Merck will conduct Future Biomedical Research on DNA (blood and
    tissue) specimens collected during this clinical trial. Such research is for
    biomarker testing to address emergent questions not described
    elsewhere in the protocol (as part of the main trial) and will only be
    conducted on specimens from appropriately consented subjects. The
    objective of collecting specimens for Future Biomedical Research is to
    explore and identify biomarkers that inform the scientific understanding
    of diseases and/or their therapeutic treatments. The overarching goal is
    to use such information to develop safer, more effective drugs, and/or to
    ensure that subjects receive the correct dose of the correct drug at the
    correct time.
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    •Have a histologically-confirmed or cytologically-confirmed diagnosis of
    stage IV (M1a or M1b AJCC 7th edition) nonsquamous NSCLC.
    •Have confirmation that EGFR or ALK-directed therapy is not indicated.
    •Have measurable disease based on RECIST 1.1 as determined by the
    local site investigator/radiology assessment. Target lesions situated in a
    previously irradiated area are considered measurable if progression has
    been demonstrated in such lesions.
    •Have not received prior systemic treatment for their
    advanced/metastatic NSCLC. Subjects who received adjuvant or
    neoadjuvant therapy are eligible if the adjuvant/neoadjuvant therapy
    was completed at least 12 months prior to the development of
    metastatic disease.
    •Have provided tumor tissue from locations not radiated prior to biopsy;
    formalin-fixed specimens after the subject has been diagnosed with
    metastatic disease will be preferred for determination of PD-L1 status
    prior to randomization. Biopsies obtained prior to receipt of
    adjuvant/neoadjuvant chemotherapy will be permitted if recent biopsy
    is not feasible.
    •Be ≥18 years of age on day of signing informed consent.
    •Have a life expectancy of at least 3 months.
    •Have a ECOG performance status of 0 or 1
    •Have adequate organ function as indicated by the laboratory values
    specified in the protocol
    •If female of childbearing potential, have a negative urine or serum
    pregnancy test within 72 hours prior to receiving the first dose of study
    medication.
    If the urine test is positive or cannot be confirmed as negative, a serum
    pregnancy test will be required.
    •If female of childbearing potential, be willing to use an adequate
    method of contraception as outlined in the protocol, for the course of the
    study through 120 days after the last dose of study medication or
    through 180 days after last dose of chemotherapeutic agents as
    specified in the protocol.
    •If male subject with a female partner(s) of child-bearing potential,
    must agree to use an adequate method of contraception as outlined in
    the protocol, starting with the first dose of study therapy through 120
    days after the last dose of study therapy or through 180 days after last
    dose of chemotherapeutic agents as specified in the protocol. Males with
    pregnant partners must agree to use a condom; no additional method of
    contraception is required for the pregnant partner.
    •Subject has voluntarily agreed to participate by giving written informed
    consent/assent for the trial. The subject may also provide
    consent/assent for Future Biomedical Research. However, the subject
    may participate in the main trial without participating in Future
    Biomedical Research.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    •Has predominantly squamous cell histology NSCLC. Mixed tumors will
    be categorized by the predominant cell type; if small cell elements are
    present, the subject is ineligible.
    •Is currently participating and receiving study therapy or has
    participated in a study of an investigational agent and received study
    therapy or used an investigational device within 4 weeks prior to
    administration of pembrolizumab.
    •Before the first dose of trial treatment:
    a)Has received prior systemic cytotoxic chemotherapy for metastatic
    disease
    b)Has received antineoplastic biological therapy (e.g., erlotinib,
    crizotinib, cetuximab) for metastatic disease
    c)Had major surgery (<3 weeks prior to first dose)
    •Received radiation therapy to the lung that is >30 Gy within 6 months
    of the first dose of trial treatment
    •Completed palliative radiotherapy within 7 days of the first dose of trial
    treatment
    •Is expected to require any other form of antineoplastic therapy while
    on study
    •Has received a live-virus vaccination within 30 days of planned
    treatment start. Seasonal flu vaccines that do not contain live virus are
    permitted.
    •Has clinically active diverticulitis, intra-abdominal abscess, GI
    obstruction, peritoneal carcinomatosis
    •Has a known history of prior malignancy except if the subject has
    undergone potentially curative therapy with no evidence of that disease
    recurrence for 5 years since initiation of that therapy.
    •Has known active central nervous system (CNS) metastases and/or
    carcinomatous meningitis. Subjects with previously treated brain
    metastases may participate provided they are clinically stable for at
    least 2 weeks and, have no evidence of new or enlarging brain
    metastases and also are off steroids 3 days prior to dosing with study
    medication. Stable brain metastases by this definition should be
    established prior to the first dose of study medication. Subjects with
    known untreated, asymptomatic brain metastases may participate but
    will require regular imaging of the brain as a site of disease.
    •Previously had a severe hypersensitivity reaction to treatment with
    another mAb.
    •Has a known sensitivity to any component of cisplatin, carboplatin or
    pemetrexed
    •Has active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in
    past 2 years (i.e. with use of disease modifying agents, corticosteroids
    or immunosuppressive drugs). Replacement therapy (e.g., thyroxine,
    insulin, or physiologic corticosteroid replacement therapy for adrenal or
    pituitary insufficiency, etc.) is not considered a form of systemic
    treatment.
    •Is on chronic systemic steroids. Subjects with asthma that require
    intermittent use of bronchodilators, inhaled steroids, or local steroid
    injections would not be excluded from the study.
    •Is unable to interrupt aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
    drugs (NSAIDs), other than an aspirin dose ≤ 1.3 g per day, for a 5-day
    period (8-day period for long-acting agents, such as piroxicam).
    •Is unable or unwilling to take folic acid or vitamin B12
    supplementation.
    •Had prior treatment with any other anti-PD-1, or PD-L1 or PD-L2 agent
    or an antibody targeting other immuno-regulatory receptors or
    mechanisms. Has participated in any other MK-3475 trial and has been
    treated with MK-3475.
    Examples of such antibodies include (but are not limited to) antibodies
    against IDO, PD-L1, IL-2R, GITR
    •Has an active infection requiring therapy
    •Has known history of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (known
    HIV ½ antibodies positive).
    •Has known active Hepatitis B or C. Active Hepatitis B is defined as a
    known positive HBsAg result. Active Hepatitis C is defined by a known
    positive Hep C Ab result and known quantitative HCV RNA results greater
    than the lower limits of detection of the assay.
    •Has a history or current evidence of any condition, therapy, or
    laboratory abnormality that might confound the results of the study,
    interfere with the subject's participation for the full duration of the
    study, or is not in the best interest of the subject to participate, in the opinion of the treating Investigator.
    •Has known psychiatric or substance abuse disorder that would interfere
    with
    cooperation with the requirements of the trial.
    •Is, at the time of signing informed consent, a known regular user of any
    illicit drugs or had a recent history (within the last year) of substance
    abuse (including alcohol).
    •Has symptomatic ascites or pleural effusion. A subject who is clinically
    stable following treatment for these conditions (including therapeutic
    thoraco- or paracentesis) is eligible.
    •Has a history of (non-infectious) pneumonitis that required steroids or
    current pneumonitis.
    •Is pregnant or breastfeeding, or expecting to conceive or father
    children within the projected duration of the study.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    -Progression-free Survival (PFS) per RECIST 1.1 assessed by BICR
    -Overall Survival (OS)
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Interim analysis 1 (IA1)
    Timing: To be performed after target number of PFS events (~370) are
    observed
    Purpose: To demonstrate superiority of pembrolizumab in combination
    with pemetrexed/platinum in PFS and OS.
    ORR will be tested after superiority of pembrolizumab in
    combination with pemetrexed/platinum is demonstrated in
    PFS and OS.
    Interim analysis 2 (IA2)
    Timing: To be performed after ~468 PFS events are observed
    Purpose: To demonstrate superiority of pembrolizumab in
    combination with pemetrexed/platinum in PFS and OS.
    Final analysis (FA)
    Timing: To be performed after target number of deaths
    (~416) are observed
    Purpose: To demonstrate superiority of pembrolizumab in
    combination with pemetrexed/platinum in OS.
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    •ORR per RECIST 1.1 by central imaging vendor
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Interim analysis 1 (IA1)
    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 No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic Yes
    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) 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 Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.4.1Number of sites anticipated in Member State concerned2
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA105
    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
    Australia
    Austria
    Belgium
    Canada
    Denmark
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Ireland
    Israel
    Italy
    Japan
    Netherlands
    Spain
    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
    The overall trial ends when the last subject completes the last study-related phone call or visit, discontinues from the trial or is lost to follow-up (i.e., the subject is unable to be contacted by the investigator).
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years
    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
    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 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: 302
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 268
    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 state8
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 400
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 570
    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)
    Subjects will be followed for up to 2 years. If the subject experienced a CR, PR, or SD during the Treatment Phase on pembrolizumab, and then experiences PD at any time during that two year follow-up period, he/she will be eligible to receive up to 12 months of therapy with pembrolizumab monotherapy in the Second Course Phase. After the Second Course Phase, subjects should be followed for up to two years, with no option for retreatment with pembrolizumab on study.
    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 Decision2015-12-22
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2016-01-05
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
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