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A Study of Ocrelizumab in Comparison With Interferon Beta-1a (Rebif) in Patients With Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: August 8, 2011
Last updated: May 4, 2016
Last verified: May 2016
This randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel-group study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of ocrelizumab in comparison with Rebif (interferon beta-1a) in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis. Patients will be randomized to receive either in group A, ocrelizumab 600 mg intravenously (iv) every 24 weeks plus Rebif placebo subcutaneously (sc) three times weekly, or, in group B, Rebif 8.8 mcg (Weeks 1+2)/22 mcg (Weeks 3+4)/44 mcg (Week 5 and following) sc three times weekly plus ocrelizumab placebo iv every 24 weeks. Anticipated time on study treatment is 96 weeks.

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
Drug: Rebif
Drug: Rebif placebo
Drug: ocrelizumab
Drug: ocrelizumab placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Parallel-Group Study To Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Ocrelizumab in Comparison to Interferon Beta-1a (Rebif®) in Patients With Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Annualized protocol-defined relapse rate by 2 years in patients with relapsing MS [ Time Frame: 96 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to onset of sustained disability progression for at least 12 weeks [ Time Frame: 96 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Time to onset of sustained disability progression for at least 24 weeks [ Time Frame: 96 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of relapse-free patients [ Time Frame: Week 96 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in total T2 lesion volume as detected by brain MRI [ Time Frame: from baseline to Week 96 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Total number of new, and/or enlarging T2 hyperintense lesions as detected by brain MRI [ Time Frame: 96 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite Scale (MSFCS) score [ Time Frame: from baseline to Week 96 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in brain volume as detected by brain MRI [ Time Frame: from Week 24 to Week 96 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Safety: Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: 96 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Pharmacokinetics: Exposure to ocrelizumab (area under the concentration - time curve) [ Time Frame: 96 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Immunogenicity: Human anti-human antibodies (HAHA) levels [ Time Frame: 96 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 835
Study Start Date: September 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A Drug: Rebif placebo
Rebif dummy placebo sc according to schedule in Rebif active group B
Drug: ocrelizumab
600 mg iv every 24 weeks (dual infusions of 300 mg on Day 1 and 15 of Cycle 1, single infusion of 600 mg on Day 1 of each following cycle), 96 weeks
Active Comparator: B Drug: Rebif
8.8 mcg (Weeks 1+2) / 22 mcg (Weeks 3+4) / 44mcg (Week 5 and following) subcutaneously 3 times weekly, 96 weeks
Drug: ocrelizumab placebo
Ocrelizumab dummy placebo iv according to schedule in ocrelizumab active group A


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients, 18-55 years of age inclusive
  • Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, in accordance with the revised McDonald criteria (2010)
  • At least 2 documented clinical attacks within the last 2 years prior to screening or one clinical attack in the years prior to screening (but not within 30 days prior to screening)
  • Neurologic stability for >/= 30 days prior to both screening and baseline
  • Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score 0 to 5.5 inclusive

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Primary progressive multiple sclerosis
  • Disease duration of more than 10 years in patients with EDSS </= 2.0 at screening
  • Contraindications for MRI
  • Known presence of other neurological disorders which may mimic multiple sclerosis
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Requirement for chronic treatment with systemic corticosteroids or immunosuppressants during the course of the study
  • History of or currently active primary or secondary immunodeficiency
  • History of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions to humanized or murine monoclonal antibodies
  • Active infection, or history of or known presence of recurrent or chronic infection (e.g. hepatitis B or C, HIV, syphilis, tuberculosis)
  • History of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • Contraindications to or intolerance of oral or iv corticosteroids
  • Contraindications to Rebif or incompatibility with Rebif use
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01412333     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WA21093 
Study First Received: August 8, 2011
Last Updated: May 4, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Demyelinating Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Interferon beta-1a
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Anti-Infective Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Immunologic Factors
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