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Study of Epratuzumab Versus Placebo in Subjects With Moderate to Severe General Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) (EMBODY 2)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
UCB Pharma
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01261793
First received: December 14, 2010
Last updated: January 12, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
  Purpose
The primary objective of the study is to confirm the clinical efficacy of epratuzumab in the treatment of subjects with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).

Condition Intervention Phase
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Drug: Placebo
Drug: Epratuzumab
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Four 12-week Treatment Cycles (48 Weeks Total) of Epratuzumab in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Subjects With Moderate to Severe Disease

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Further study details as provided by UCB Pharma:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The percent of subjects meeting treatment response criteria at Week 48 according to a combined response index [ Time Frame: Week 48 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The percent of subjects meeting treatment response criteria at Week 24, according to a combined response index [ Time Frame: Week 24 ]
  • The percent of subjects meeting treatment response criteria at Week 12 according to a combined response index [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]
  • The percent of subjects meeting treatment response criteria at Week 36 according to a combined response index [ Time Frame: Week 36 ]
  • Change from Baseline in daily corticosteroid dose at Week 24 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 24 ]
  • Change from Baseline in daily corticosteroid dose at Week 48 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 48 ]

Enrollment: 792
Study Start Date: December 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2015
Primary Completion Date: May 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo (Weekly infusion)
Placebo infusions delivered weekly for a total of 4 weeks over four 12-week treatment cycles
Drug: Placebo
Placebo infusions delivered weekly for 4 weeks over four 12-week treatment cycles
Experimental: Epratuzumab 600 mg per week
600 mg infusions delivered weekly for a total of 4 weeks (cumulative dose 2400 mg) over four 12 week treatment cycles
Drug: Epratuzumab
600 mg infusions delivered weekly for a total of 4 weeks (cumulative dose 2400 mg) over four 12- week treatment cycles
Experimental: Epratuzumab 1200 mg every other week
1200 mg infusions delivered every other week for a total of 4 weeks (cumulative dose 2400 mg) over four 12-week treatment cycles and placebo infusions delivered every other week for a total of 4 weeks over four 12-week treatment cycles
Drug: Epratuzumab
1200 mg infusions delivered every other week for a total of 4 weeks (cumulative dose 2400 mg) over four 12-week treatment cycles and Placebo infusions delivered every other week for a total of 4 weeks over four 12-week treatment cycles.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Positive antinuclear antibodies (ANA) at Screening (Visit 1)
  • Current clinical diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) by American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria such that at least 4 of the 11 criteria are met
  • Active moderate to severe SLE activity as demonstrated by the British Isles Lupus Assessment Group Index (BILAG)
  • Active moderate to severe SLE disease as demonstrated by SLE disease activity index (SLEDAI) total score
  • On stable SLE treatment regimen, including mandatory corticosteroids and immunosuppressants or antimalarials

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who are breastfeeding, pregnant, or plan to become pregnant
  • Subjects with active, severe SLE disease activity which involves the renal system
  • Subjects with active, severe, neuropsychiatric SLE, defined as any neuropsychiatric element scoring BILAG level A disease.
  • Subjects with the evidence of an immunosuppressive state
  • Subjects who, in the opinion of the investigator, are at a particularly high risk of significant infection
  • History of malignant cancer, except the following treated cancers: cervical carcinoma in situ, basal cell carcinoma, or dermatological squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Subjects receiving any live vaccination within the 8 weeks prior to screening (Visit 1).
  • Subjects with history of infections, including but not limited to concurrent acute or chronic viral hepatitis B or C
  • Subjects with substance abuse or dependence or other relevant concurrent medical condition
  • Subjects with history of thromboembolic events within 1 year of screening Visit.
  • Subjects with significant hematologic abnormalities
  • Subject has received treatment with other anti- B cell antibodies within 12 months prior to screening (visit 1)
  • Subject use of oral anticoagulant (not including) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) within 12 weeks prior to screening (Visit 1)
  • Subject has previously participated in this study or has previously received epratuzumab treatment.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01261793

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Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB Pharma
Investigators
Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center +1 877 822 9493 (UCB)
  More Information

Responsible Party: UCB Pharma
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01261793     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SL0010
2010-018565-26 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: December 14, 2010
Last Updated: January 12, 2016

Keywords provided by UCB Pharma:
Lupus
Monoclonal antibody
B-Cell immunotherapy
Epratuzumab

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 25, 2017