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A Study of Albuferon and Ribavirin in Interferon Naive Subjects With Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype 1

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Human Genome Sciences Inc. Identifier:
First received: June 26, 2005
Last updated: November 5, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Albuferon in combination with ribavirin in interferon (IFN) alfa treatment-naïve subjects with chronic hepatitis C genotype 1. The study will randomize subjects to 1 of 4 treatment groups including 3 different Albuferon groups or to the active control group, peginterferon alfa-2a (PEGASYS, PEG-IFNalfa-2a). All subjects will also receive oral daily ribavirin.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Drug: Albuferon
Drug: Ribavirin
Drug: PEG-IFNalfa2a
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2b, Randomized, Multi-Center, Active-Controlled, Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Albuferon (Recombinant Human Albumin-Interferon Alfa Fusion Protein) in Combination With Ribavirin in Interferon Alfa Naive Subjects With Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype 1

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sustained virologic response (SVR), defined as undetectable HCV RNA at 24 weeks after the end of therapy.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Virologic response at Week 4 (VR4), defined as undetectable HCV RNA or a > 2-log reduction in HCV RNA.
  • Early virologic response at Week 12 (EVR12), defined as undetectable HCV RNA or a > 2-log reduction in HCV RNA.
  • Undetectable HCV RNA at Week 24.
  • End of treatment response (ETR), defined as undetectable HCV RNA at Week 48

Enrollment: 458
Study Start Date: May 2005
Study Completion Date: May 2007
Primary Completion Date: May 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  • Interferon treatment naive subjects with chronic hepatitis C, HCV genotype 1.
  • Compensated liver disease

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or lactating female or males with a pregnant partner.
  • A positive test for serum antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) or serum hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg).
  • A history of moderate, severe or uncontrolled psychiatric disease.
  • A history of immunologically mediated disease, seizure disorder, chronic cardiac disease, chronic pulmonary disease, hemoglobinopathy, coagulopathy, or malignancy.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00115908

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Human Genome Sciences Inc.
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
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Responsible Party: Human Genome Sciences Inc. Identifier: NCT00115908     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ALFR-HC-04
Study First Received: June 26, 2005
Last Updated: November 5, 2013
Health Authority: Israel: Israeli Health Ministry Pharmaceutical Administration
Australia: Department of Health and Ageing Therapeutic Goods Administration
Canada: Health Canada
Czech Republic: State Institute for Drug Control
France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Poland: Ministry of Health
Romania: State Institute for Drug Control

Keywords provided by Human Genome Sciences Inc.:
Hepatitis C

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Digestive System Diseases
Flaviviridae Infections
Hepatitis, Chronic
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Liver Diseases
RNA Virus Infections
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