A Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Corifollitropin Alfa (MK-8962) in Combination With Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in Adult Men With Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism (HH) (P07937)
This study will assess if corifollitropin alfa (MK-8962), when administered in combination with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), will increase testicular volume in men with HH who remain azoospermic after treatment with hCG alone.
Hypothesis: The lower limit of the 95% confidence interval for the geometric mean increase in testicular volume from Day 1 to Week 52 is greater than one.
|Hypogonadism Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism||Drug: Corifollitropin alfa Drug: hCG||Phase 3|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase III, Multi-center, Open Label, Uncontrolled Trial to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of MK-8962 (Corifollitropin Alfa) in Combination With Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in Inducing Increased Testicular Volume and Spermatogenesis in Adult Men With Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism Who Remain Azoospermic When Treated With hCG Alone (Phase III; Protocol No. MK-8962-031-00 [Also Known as SCH 900962, P07937])|
- Change From Baseline in Log-Transformed Testicular Volume at Week 52 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 52 ]Participants underwent testicular ultrasound in the pretreatment phase at Weeks -16, -8, -1; and during the combined treatment phase at Baseline (predose, Day 1) and at Weeks 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, and 52. The testicular volume was measured as the sum of volumes of left and right testes. The mean change from Day 1 in log-transformed testicular volume was analyzed using a mixed model with a fixed effect for time point and a random effect for the participant. For each time point, the mean change from Day 1 to that time point and the associated 95% confidence interval (CI) was calculated. The geometric mean fold change in testicular volume and its 95% CI was obtained by exponentiation.
- Percentage of Participants With Anti-Corifollitropin Alfa Antibodies [ Time Frame: Up to Week 57 ]Blood samples were collected for assessment of anti-corifollitropin alfa antibodies in the pretreatment phase at Week -16 and Week -1; during the combined treatment phase at Weeks 4, 16, 28, 50, 52; and at the post-treatment follow-up visit, which could occur from Week 53 up to Week 57.
- Percentage of Participants With Induced Spermatogenesis Resulting in a Sperm Count ≥1x10^6/mL at or Before Week 52 [ Time Frame: Up to Week 52 ]Semen samples were produced by masturbation after at least 48 hours of sexual abstinence and collected for evaluation in the pretreatment phase at Week -1, and during the combined treatment phase at Weeks 16, 28, 40, and 52.
|Study Start Date:||February 2013|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Corifollitropin alfa 150 μg + hCG
During a 16-week pretreatment phase, participants will receive twice-weekly subcutaneous (SC) injections of hCG 1500 or 3000 international units (IU). Eligible participants will then be enrolled in the combined treatment phase in which they will receive a single dose of corifollitropin alfa 150 μg by SC injection once every 2 weeks for 52 weeks. In addition, eligible participants will continue to receive twice-weekly hCG injections on the same schedule as the pretreatment phase.
Drug: Corifollitropin alfa
Corifollitropin alfa 150 μg by SC injection, once every 2 weeks for 52 weeks
Other Name: MK-8962Drug: hCG
hCG 1500 or 3000 IU by SC injection twice a week; administered alone for 16 weeks (pre-treatment phase) and then in combination with corifollitropin alfa for 52 weeks (combined treatment phase)
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01709331
|Study Director:||Medical Director||Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.|