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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2017-004079-30
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:STRAP_ReDA_012206
    National Competent Authority:Belgium - FPS Health-DGM
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2018-02-19
    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 ConcernedBelgium - FPS Health-DGM
    A.2EudraCT number2017-004079-30
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Stratification of Biologic Therapies for RA by Pathobiology (STRAP)-EU: A randomised, open-labelled biopsy-driven stratification trial in DMARD inadequate responder patients randomised to Etanercept, Tocilizumab or Rituximab.
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Stratification of biologic Therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis by Pathobiology
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    STRAP-EU
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberSTRAP_ReDA_012206
    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 SponsorJoint Research & Development Office (QMUL)
    B.1.3.4CountryUnited Kingdom
    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 supportMedical Research Council
    B.4.2CountryUnited Kingdom
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing supportArthritis Research UK
    B.4.2CountryUnited Kingdom
    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 Yes
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name MabThera
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderRoche Registration Ltd.
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationEuropean Union
    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 nameMabThera
    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.3.9.4EV Substance CodeAS1
    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) 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) Yes
    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: 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 RoActmera
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderRoche Registration Ltd.
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationEuropean Union
    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 nameRoActmera
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMP
    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) 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) Yes
    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 Enbrel
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderPfizer Ltd.
    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 nameEnbrel
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection in pre-filled pen
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMP
    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) 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
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Musculoskeletal Diseases [C05]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 20.0
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10003268
    E.1.2Term Arthritis rheumatoid
    E.1.2System Organ Class 100000004859
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    The main aim of this project is to test the hypothesis that the presence or absence of specific synovial cellular and molecular signatures (B cells and B cell-associated signatures), assessed following a synovial tissue biopsy, will enrich for response / non-response to the B cell depleting anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody (mAb) Rituximab.

    The primary aim of this project is to show that in patients failing DMARD therapy, with a B cell poor synovial pathotype, Rituximab is inferior to Tocilizumab and Etanercept (treated together for analysis) therapy.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    In addition to the primary objective previously stated, we will address the following questions:
    1) Can a diagnostic synovial biopsy showing a B-cell “rich/poor pathotype” define specific disease responsive/resistant subsets for patient stratification and help rationalize biologic drug choice?
    2) Is clinical response associated with inhibition of B cell-linked pathways within the synovium and dependent on local B cell lineage depletion?
    3) Is survival of auto-reactive B cells within “protected” synovial niches responsible for B-cell joint re-population and disease resistance-relapse?

    For the B-cell-rich synovial pathotypes, we aim to compare the treatment effects of Rituximab to the other two treatment options (Tocilizumab and Etanercept, treated together for analysis). Finally, we aim to examine the interaction between treatments and B-cell status (rich and poor).
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    Patients will be recruited with active RA:
    1. 2010 ACR / EULAR Rheumatoid Arthritis classification criteria for a diagnosis of RA *
    2. Patient with DMARD failure eligible for anti-TNF-α therapy as per UK NICE guidelines **
    3. 18 years of age and over
    4. Patients must be capable of giving informed consent and the consent must be obtained prior to any screening procedures

    *The ACR/EULAR classification for a diagnosis of RA could have been at any time in the patient’s disease history; the score does not need to be 6 or more at screening.
    ** According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines (TA 130), the TNF-α inhibitors are recommended as options for the treatment of adults who have both of the following characteristics:
    1. Active RA as measured by DAS28>5.1 confirmed on at least two occasions, 1 month apart.
    2. Have undergone trials of two DMARDs, including MTX (unless contraindicated). A trial of a DMARD is defined as being normally of 6 months, with 2 months at standard dose, unless significant toxicity has limited the dose or duration of treatment.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    Patients will be excluded if they have any contraindication to Etanercept, Rituximab or Tocilizumab therapy:
    1. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding
    2. Women of child-bearing potential or males whose partners are women of child-bearing potential, unwilling to use an effective method of contraception (recommend double contraception) throughout the trial and beyond the end of trial treatment for the duration as defined in the relevant SmPC or IB; 12 months for Rituximab, at least 3 weeks for Etanercept, and at least 3 months for Tocilizumab.
    3. History of or current primary inflammatory joint disease or primary rheumatological autoimmune disease other than RA (if secondary to RA, then the patient is still eligible).
    4. Prior exposure to Rituximab, any anti-TNF, Tocilizumab, or any biologic for treatment of RA
    5. Treatment with any investigational agent ≤ 4 weeks prior to baseline or < 5 half-lives of the investigational drug (whichever is the longer)
    6. Intra-articular or parenteral corticosteroids ≤ 4 weeks prior to baseline synovial biopsy.
    7. Oral prednisolone more than 10mg/d or equivalent ≤ 4 weeks prior to baseline synovial biopsy.
    8. Active infection
    9. Known HIV, active Hepatitis B/C. Hepatitis B screening test must be performed at or in the preceding 3 months of screening visit.
    10. Septic arthritis of a native joint within the last 12 months
    11. Septic arthritis of a prosthetic joint within 12 months or indefinitely if the joint remains in situ
    12. Latent TB infection unless they have completed adequate antibiotic prophylaxis
    13. Malignancy (other than basal cell carcinoma) within the last 10 years
    14. New York Heart Association (NYHA) grade III or IV congestive heart failure
    15. Demyelinating disease
    16. Known latex allergy; known allergy to Rituximab, Tocilizumab or Etanercept
    17. Any other contra-indication to the study medications as detailed in their SmPC, including low IgG levels, at physician’s discretion
    18. Receipt of live vaccine <4 weeks prior to first infusion
    19. Major surgery in 3 months prior to first infusion
    20. Presence of a transplanted organ (with the exception of a corneal transplant >3 months prior to screening)
    21. Known recent substance abuse (drug or alcohol)
    22. Poor tolerability of venepuncture or lack of adequate venous access for required blood sampling during the study period
    23. Patients unable to tolerate synovial biopsy or in whom this is contraindicated (e.g. patients on anti-coagulants may not be suitable). However, assessment of suitability for the biopsy procedure will be a local clinical decision.
    24. Patients currently recruited to other clinical trials
    25. Other severe acute or chronic medical or psychiatric condition, or laboratory abnormality that would impart, in the judgment of the investigator, excess risk associated with study participation or study drug administration, or which, in the judgment of the investigator, would make the patient inappropriate for entry into this study.

    The PI reserves the right to exclude patients at his centre, if they have concerns regarding compliance with the study procedures or any other aspect of the study eligibility not necessarily limited to the above exclusion criteria.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary end point will assess the difference in the ACR 20 response between Rituximab and other treatments (Tocilizumab and Etanercept therapy treated together for analysis) at 16 weeks from baseline in the B-cell poor pathotype sub-group.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    16 weeks
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    1. Patients deemed treatment failures at 16 weeks, will be switched to the other therapeutic option. Such patients will be considered a new patient starting at week 0 with treatment response assessed again at 16 weeks for ACR20 response.
    2. For the B-cell-rich synovial pathotype sub-group, we aim to compare the treatment effects of Rituximab to the other two treatment options (Tocilizumab and Etanercept, treated together for analysis)
    3. To examine the interaction between treatments and B-cell status (rich and poor).
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    48 weeks.
    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 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 Yes
    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) 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 Yes
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA7
    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 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 end of the study will be triggered 6 months after the last patient completes their final study visit (Last Patient Last Visit LPLV; e.g. the post-treatment visit/call assessment). This additional 6 months will allow time for sample processing and image analysis.
    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 months0
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days0
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years2
    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.1.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.1In Utero No
    F.1.1.1.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) No
    F.1.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) No
    F.1.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) No
    F.1.1.4.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) No
    F.1.1.5.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) No
    F.1.1.6.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 10
    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 No
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception No
    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 219
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 219
    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)
    All therapies are licensed for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Patients ongoing treatment will continue to be funded by local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)following cessation of the clinical study.
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    G.4 Investigator Network to be involved in the Trial: 1
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2018-02-19
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2018-02-01
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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