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A Long-Term Extension Study to WA19926 of RoActemra/Actemra (Tocilizumab) in Patients With Early, Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: August 13, 2012
Last updated: April 2, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
This multicenter, open-label, single arm long term extension of study WA19926 will evaluate the safety and efficacy of RoActemra/Actemra (tocilizumab) in patients with early, moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis who have completed the WA19926 core study. Eligible patients will receive RoActemra/Actemra 8 mg/kg intravenously every 4 weeks for up to 104 weeks.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug: tocilizumab [RoActemra/Actemra] Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Open-label, Single Arm, Long Term Extension Study of WA19926 to Describe Safety During Treatment With Tocilizumab in Patients From Poland With Early, Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety: Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: approximately 3 years ]
  • Rates of adverse events leading to dose modification or study withdrawal [ Time Frame: approximately 3 years ]
  • Incidence of clinically significant laboratory abnormalities [ Time Frame: approximately 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Disease Activity Score 28 Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (DAS28-ESR) [ Time Frame: from baseline to Week 104 ]
  • Change in tender/swollen joint counts (TJC/SJC) [ Time Frame: from baseline to Week 104 ]
  • Proportion of patients achieving drug-free remission, defined as clinical remission (DAS28-ESR < 2.6) for two consecutive assessment visits followed by discontinuation of RoActemra/Actemra [ Time Frame: approximately 3 years ]
  • Time to rheumatoid arthritis flare in patients who have entered drug-free remission [ Time Frame: approximately 3 years ]

Enrollment: 38
Study Start Date: August 2012
Study Completion Date: February 2015
Primary Completion Date: February 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Single Arm: RoActemra/Actemra Drug: tocilizumab [RoActemra/Actemra]
8 mg/kg iv every 4 weeks, up to 104 weeks


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients, >/= 18 years of age
  • Patients who complete WA19926 core study (visit at Week 104 and two follow-up telephone visits) and who may benefit from study drug treatment according to the Investigator's assessment
  • No current or recent adverse event or laboratory finding preventing the use of the study drug dose of RoActemra/Actemra 8 mg/kg at baseline visit
  • Receiving treatment on an outpatient basis
  • Females of child-bearing potential must agree to use at least one adequate method of contraception as defined by protocol during the treatment period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women
  • Patients who have prematurely withdrawn from the WA19926 study for any reason
  • Treatment with any investigational agent or cell depleting therapies since last administration of study drug in the WA 19926 core study
  • Treatment with an anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) or anti-interleukin (IL)1 agent, or a T-cell costimulation modulator since the last administration of the study drug in the WA19926 core study
  • Immunization with a live/attenuated vaccine since the last administration of study drug in the WA19926 core study
  • Diagnosis since visit at Week 104 of the core WA19926 study of rheumatic autoimmune disease other than rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diagnosis since visit at Week 104 of the core WA19926 study of inflammatory joint disease other than rheumatoid arthritis
  • Evidence of serious uncontrolled concomitant disease or disorder
  • Known active or history of recurrent infection
  • Current liver disease as determined by Investigator
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01665430

Bytom, Poland, 41-902
Elblag, Poland, 82-300
Poznan, Poland, 60-218
Warszawa, Poland, 02-637
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01665430     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML28175
Study First Received: August 13, 2012
Last Updated: April 2, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017