A Study of Ocrelizumab Compared to Placebo in Patients With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Continuing Methotrexate Treatment (STAGE) (STAGE)

This study has been terminated.
(Based on analysis of results and consideration of available treatments, the overall benefit to risk profile of ocrelizumab was not favorable in RA.)
Roche Pharma AG
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Genentech, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: November 30, 2006
Last updated: November 17, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of ocrelizumab, compared with placebo, in combination with methotrexate in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response to methotrexate. Patients will be randomized to receive placebo, 200mg of intravenous ocrelizumab or 500mg of i.v. ocrelizumab on Days 1 and 15. A repeat course of i.v. treatment will be administered at Weeks 24 and 26. All patients will receive 7.5mg - 25mg/week concomitant methotrexate at a stable dose. The anticipated time on study treatment is 1-2 years. Target sample size is 1000.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug: methotrexate
Drug: ocrelizumab
Drug: placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel Group, International Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Ocrelizumab Compared to Placebo in Patients With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Continuing Methotrexate Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Genentech, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of patients with ACR 20 response [ Time Frame: Weeks 24 and 48 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of patients with a major clinical response [ Time Frame: Week 48 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • The proportion of patients achieving Disease Activity Score (DAS28) remission [ Time Frame: Weeks 24 and 48 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in DAS28 from baseline [ Time Frame: Weeks 24 and 48 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • EULAR response rates [ Time Frame: Weeks 24 and 48 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of patients achieving an ACR50 response [ Time Frame: Weeks 24 and 48 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of patients achieving an ACR70 response [ Time Frame: Weeks 24 and 48 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 1015
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2015
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: methotrexate
Oral repeating dose
Drug: ocrelizumab
Intravenous repeating dose (200mg)
Experimental: 2 Drug: methotrexate
Oral repeating dose
Drug: ocrelizumab
Intravenous repeating dose (500mg)
Placebo Comparator: 3 Drug: methotrexate
Oral repeating dose
Drug: placebo
Intravenous repeating dose


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

Inclusion criteria:

  • Adult patients, ≥18 years of age
  • Rheumatoid arthritis for ≥ 3 months
  • Inadequate clinical response to methotrexate at a dose of 7.5-25mg/week for ≥ 12 weeks

Exclusion criteria:

  • Rheumatic autoimmune disease or inflammatory joint disease, other than RA
  • Prior receipt of any biologic therapy for RA
  • Concurrent treatment with any DMARD (other than methotrexate)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00406419

United States, California
Trial Information Support Line
South San Francisco, California, United States, 94080
Sponsors and Collaborators
Genentech, Inc.
Roche Pharma AG
Study Director: Wolfgang Dummer, M.D. Genentech, Inc.
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Genentech, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00406419     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACT3985g  WA20494 
Study First Received: November 30, 2006
Last Updated: November 17, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Abortifacient Agents
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Reproductive Control Agents

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