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Safety and Efficacy Study of Pegylated Interferon Lambda Versus Pegylated Interferon Alfa, Plus Ribavirin in Subjects With Hepatitis C

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01447394
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : October 6, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 3, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if 48 weeks of therapy with Pegylated Interferon Lambda plus Ribavirin is effective and safe for a treatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) compared to therapy with Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2a plus Ribavirin.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Biological: Pegylated Interferon Lambda Biological: Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2a Drug: Ribavirin Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blinded Randomized Control Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Pegylated Lambda Interferon Compared to Pegylated Alfa-2a Interferon, Each in Combination With Ribavirin, in the Treatment of Naive Genotype 1 or 4 Chronic Hepatitis C Subjects
Study Start Date : March 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm 1: Pegylated Interferon Lambda + Ribavirin Biological: Pegylated Interferon Lambda
Syringe, Subcutaneous, 180 μg, Once weekly, 48 weeks
Other Name: BMS-914143

Drug: Ribavirin
Tablets, Oral, 1000 or 1200 mg based on weight, Twice daily, 48 weeks
Other Name: Ribasphere

Active Comparator: Arm 2: Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2a + Ribavirin Biological: Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2a
Syringe, Subcutaneous, 180 μg, Once weekly, 48 weeks
Other Name: Pegasys

Drug: Ribavirin
Tablets, Oral, 1000 or 1200 mg based on weight, Twice daily, 48 weeks
Other Name: Ribasphere

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy of Lambda + Ribavirin (RBV) compared to Alfa + RBV in achieving a sustained virological response [ Time Frame: At follow-up Week 24 (SVR24) following 48 weeks of treatment ]
  2. The safety of Lambda + RBV compared to Alfa + RBV in reducing cytopenic abnormalities [ Time Frame: From Day 1 to end of Week 48 on-treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of interferon-associated symptoms: a) Flu-like symptoms b) Musculoskeletal symptoms c) Neurologic symptoms d) Psychiatric symptoms e) Constitutional symptoms [ Time Frame: From Day 1 to end of Week 48 on-treatment ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic hepatitis C, Genotype 1 or 4
  • HCV Ribonucleic acid (RNA) ≥ 100,000 IU/mL at screening
  • Liver biopsy documenting no cirrhosis (within prior 2 years) or cirrhosis (from any time prior to randomization). Where approved for staging of liver disease, non-invasive imaging may be used to assess the extent of liver disease. Subjects with compensated cirrhosis can enroll and will be capped at 10%
  • Naive to prior anti-HCV therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Infected with HCV other than Genotype 1 or 4
  • Positive Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), or Human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1)/HIV-2 antibody or hepatitis D virus (HDV) at screening
  • Evidence of liver disease other than HCV
  • Active substance abuse
  • Use of hematologic growth factors within 90 days prior to study randomization
  • Evidence of decompensated cirrhosis based on radiologic criteria or biopsy results and clinical criteria

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01447394

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Bristol-Myers Squibb
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Study Director: Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb
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Responsible Party: Bristol-Myers Squibb Identifier: NCT01447394    
Other Study ID Numbers: AI452-013
2011-003748-31 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: October 6, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 3, 2012
Last Verified: February 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hepatitis A
Hepatitis C
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections
Interferon alpha-2
Peginterferon alfa-2a
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs