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A Long-Term Extension Study of RoActemra/Actemra (Tocilizumab) in Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis From France Who Completed WA19977 Core Study

This study has been completed.
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Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: August 23, 2012
Last updated: November 2, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
This long-term, open-label extension study will evaluate the safety of RoActemra/Actemra (tocilizumab) in patients with polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis who completed the WA19977 core study. Patients will continue to receive RoActemra/Actemra 8 mg/kg intravenously every 4 weeks. Anticipated time on study treatment is 104 weeks.

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

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Long-term, Interventional, Open Label Extension Study Evaluating the Safety of Tocilizumab Treatment in Patients With Polyarticular-course Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis From France Who Completed the Global, Multinational Trial (WA19977)

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Long-term safety: Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: approximately 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rates according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA ACR) [ Time Frame: approximately 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of patients achieving inactive disease/clinical remission [ Time Frame: approximately 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 7
Study Start Date: February 2012
Study Completion Date: January 2014
Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: RoActemra/Actemra Drug: tocilizumab [RoActemra/Actemra]
8 mg/kg iv every 4 weeks, 104 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who completed visit 33 (week 104) of WA19977 study and who may benefit from study drug treatment according to the investigator's assessment
  • Patients have to receive the first RoActemra/Actemra infusion in this study at the Week 8 visit at the latest
  • Females of child-bearing potential and males with female partners of child-bearing potential must agree to use effective contraception as defined by protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with, according to investigator judgment, not satisfactory benefit from RoActemra/Actemra therapy within WA19977
  • Treatment with any investigational agent since the last administration of study drug in the core study WA19977
  • Patient developed any other autoimmune rheumatic disease or overlap syndrome other than the permitted polyarticular-course JIA subsets: rheumatoid factor positive or negative JIA or extended oligoarticular JIA
  • Patient is pregnant , lactating, or intending to become pregnant during the study and up to 12 weeks after the last administration of study drug
  • Any significant concomitant disease or medical or surgical condition
  • History of significant allergic or infusion reactions to prior biologic therapy
  • Currently active primary or secondary immunodeficiency
  • Any infections with contraindications to RoActemra/Actemra therapy according to investigator judgment
  • Inadequate hepatic, renal or bone marrow function
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01673919

Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France, 94275
Montpellier, France, 34295
Paris, France, 75679
Paris, France, 75743
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT01673919     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML28166  2011-005515-90 
Study First Received: August 23, 2012
Last Updated: November 2, 2015
Health Authority: France: Agence Nationale de Sécurite du Médicament et des Produits de Santé - ANSM

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Juvenile
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 30, 2016