16 Week Efficacy and 5 Year Long Term Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Secukinumab in Patients With Active Ankylosing Spondylitis (MEASURE2)

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Verified June 2014 by Novartis
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01649375
First received: July 20, 2012
Last updated: June 18, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
  Purpose

This study will assess the efficacy and safety of secukinumab in patients with active ankylosing spondylitis who are tolerant to or have had an inadequate response to NSAIDs, DMARDs and / or TNFα inhibitor


Condition Intervention Phase
Anklyosing Spondylitis
Drug: Secukinumab (75 mg)
Drug: Placebo
Drug: Secukinumab (150 mg)
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Phase III Study of Subcutaneous Secukinumab in Prefilled Syringes to Demonstrate Efficacy at 16 Weeks and to Assess Long-term Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability up to 5 Years in Patients With Active Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society / ASAS 20 response [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    ASAS 20 response is a validated composite assessment, reflecting the proportion of treated patients who achieve within a defined timeframe at least 20% improvement in score in at least 3 of a conventional set of 4 clinical domains relevent to AS and no worsening in the fourth domain. ASAS 20 is used to assess the efficacy of at least one dose of secukinumab against placebo.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • ASAS 40 response [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    ASAS 40 response is a validated composite assessment, reflecting the proportion of treated patients who achieve within a defined timeframe at least 40% improvement in score in at least 3 of a conventional set of 4 clinical domains relevent to AS and no worsening in the fourth domain. ASAS 40 is used to assess the efficacy of at least one dose of secukinumab against placebo.

  • Serum hsCRP [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRO), an acute phase reactant, are indicative of inflammation and of its severity, and can be used to monitor treatment response. A high sensitvity CRP (hsCRP) test is implemented in this study to assess the efficacy of at least one dose of secukinumab versus placebo in reducing AS elicited systemic inflammation over time.

  • ASAS 5/6 response [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    ASAS 5/6 response is a validated composite assessment, reflecting the proportion of treated patients who achieve within a defined timeframe at least 20% improvement in score in at least 5 of a conventional set of 6 clinical domains relevent to AS and no worsening in the remaining domain. In this study, ASAS 5/6 is used to assess the efficacy of at least one dose of secukinumab against placebo.

  • Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index / BASDAI [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    BASDAI is a validated assessment tool using 0 through 10 scales (0 indicating "no problem" and 10 indicating " worst problem"), to characterize six clinical domains pertaining to five major symptoms of AS perceived by the patients. Computed composite scores of 4 or greater indicate suboptimal disease control. In this study, the BASDAI is used to assess the efficacy of at least one dose of secukinumab verus placebo.

  • Physical function component of the short-form health survey / SF-36 PCS [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    SF-36 is a 36 item questionnaire which measures Quality of Life across eight domains, which are both phyically and emotionally based. Two overall summary scores, the Phyical Component Summary (PCS) and Mental Component Summary (MCS) can be computed. In this study, SF-36 PCS is used to assess improvement from baseline of at least one dose of secukinumab versus placebo.

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life questionnaire / ASQoL [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    ASQoL is an 18 item questionnaire that assesses disease-specific quality of life (QoL), consisting of statements that are relevant to the physical and mental conditions for a participant with AS: mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort and anxiety/depression. Each statement is answered by the participant as a 'Yes' (scored as 1) or 'No' (scored as 0). All item scores are summed to give a total score. Total score can range from 0 (good QoL) to 18 (poor QoL). In this study, ASQoL is used to assess improvement from baseline of at least one dose of secukinumab versus placebo.

  • ASAS partial remission [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    ASAS partial remission is a composite assessment, reflecting the proportion of treated patients who achieve within a defined time frame a value not above 2 units in each of the 4 ASAS domains on a scale of 10. In this study ASAS partial remission is used to assess the efficacy of at least one dose of secukinumab versus placebo.

  • Overall safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: 156 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    These assessments will be implemented in terms of physical examination and vital signs outcomes, clinical laboratory results, nature and frequency of the observed adverse events and serious adverse events, frequency and severity of any injection site reactions, ECG outcomes and the detection of immunogencity. During the first 16 weeks of the study, comparisons between the secukinumab treatment arms and the placebo treatment arm will also take place.


Estimated Enrollment: 222
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Secukinumab 75 mg
Secukinumab 75 mg once weekly at BSL, Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4, followed by dosing every 4 weeks
Drug: Secukinumab (75 mg)
Secukinumab 75 mg s.c.
Other Name: Secukinumab (75 mg)
Experimental: Secukinumab 150 mg
Secukinumab 150 mg once weekly at BSL, Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4, followed by dosing every 4 weeks
Drug: Secukinumab (150 mg)
Secukinumab 150 mg s.c.
Other Name: Secukinumab 150 mg
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo once weekly at BSL, Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4, followed by dosing every 4 weeks
Drug: Placebo
Placebo
Other Name: Placebo

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or non-pregnant, non-lactating female patients
  • Diagnosis of moderate to severe AS with prior documented radiologic evidence (x-ray) fulfilling the Modified New York criteria for AS (1984)
  • Patients should have been on NSAIDs with an inadequate response
  • Patients who are regularly taking NSAIDs as part of their AS therapy are required to be on a stable dose
  • Patients who have been on an anti-TNFα agent (not more than one) must have experienced an inadequate response

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chest X-ray (or MRI) with evidence of ongoing infectious or malignant process
  • Patients with total ankylosis of the spine
  • Patients previously treated with any biological immunomodulating agents except for those targeting TNFα
  • Previous treatment with any cell-depleting therapies
  • Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01649375

Contacts
Contact: Novartis Pharmaceuticals, 862-778-8300 1-888-669-6682
Contact: Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01649375     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAIN457F2310, 2012-000046-35
Study First Received: July 20, 2012
Last Updated: June 18, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Ankylosing spondylitis
AS
Chronic inflammatory disease
Inflammatory back pain
Secukinumab
Prefilled syringe (PFS)
Subcutaneous injection
AIN457
AIN457F

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spondylitis, Ankylosing
Spondylitis
Bone Diseases, Infectious
Infection
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Spinal Diseases
Spondylarthropathies
Spondylarthritis
Ankylosis
Joint Diseases
Arthritis
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 19, 2014