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A Study to Compare BMS-936558 to the Physician's Choice of Either Dacarbazine or Carboplatin and Paclitaxel in Advanced Melanoma Patients That Have Progressed Following Anti-CTLA-4 Therapy (CheckMate 037)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Identifier:
First received: November 2, 2012
Last updated: May 10, 2016
Last verified: October 2015
The purpose of the study is to compare the response rate and overall survival of patients taking BMS-936558 to those taking study physician's choice of either Dacarbazine or Carboplatin and Paclitaxel

Condition Intervention Phase
Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma
Biological: BMS-936558
Drug: Dacarbazine
Drug: Carboplatin
Drug: Paclitaxel
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Open-Label Phase 3 Trial of BMS-936558 (Nivolumab) Versus Investigator's Choice in Advanced (Unresectable or Metastatic) Melanoma Patients Progressing Post Anti-CTLA-4 Therapy

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Estimate the Objective Response Rate (ORR) in BMS-936558 (Nivolumab) treatment group [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    ORR is defined as the number of subjects with a Best Overall Response (BOR) of complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) divided by the number of randomized subjects

  • Compare Overall Survival (OS) of BMS-936558 (Nivolumab) to investigator's choice in subjects with advanced melanoma [ Time Frame: 23 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Overall Survival (OS) is defined the time between the date of randomization to the date of death

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: 23 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    PFS is defined as the time from randomization to the date of the first documented progression or death due to any cause, whichever occurs first

  • Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression [ Time Frame: 23 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To evaluate whether PD-L1 expression is a predictive biomarker for ORR and OS by testing the interaction between PD-L1 expression and treatment arms

  • Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) [ Time Frame: Baseline (Day1) and 23 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    HRQoL will be measured by mean changes from screening/baseline in the EORTC QLQ-C30 global health status/QoL composite scale and by mean changes from screening/baseline in the remaining EORTC QLQ-C30 scales in all randomized subjects

Estimated Enrollment: 390
Study Start Date: December 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2018
Primary Completion Date: February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BMS-936558 3 mg/kg (IV)
BMS-936558 3 mg/kg solution for injection by intravenous (IV), every 2 weeks until documented disease progression, discontinuation due to toxicity, withdrawal of consent or the study ends
Biological: BMS-936558
Active Comparator: Investigator's Choice (Dacarbazine or Carboplatin+Paclitaxel)

Dacarbazine: 1000mg/m2, Powder for IV solution, IV, every 3 weeks until documented disease progression, discontinuation due to toxicity, withdrawal of consent or the study ends

Carboplatin: Area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) 6, solution for injection, IV, every 3 weeks until documented disease progression, discontinuation due to toxicity, withdrawal of consent or the study ends

Paclitaxel: 175 mg/ m2, solution for injection, IV, every 3 weeks until documented disease progression, discontinuation due to toxicity, withdrawal of consent or the study ends

Drug: Dacarbazine
Other Names:
  • DTIC-Dome
  • DTIC
Drug: Carboplatin
Other Names:
  • Paraplatin
Drug: Paclitaxel
Other Name: Onxol


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men & women ≥ 18 years of age
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) 0-1
  • Histologically confirmed Stage III (unresectable)/Stage IV melanoma
  • Measurable disease by computed tomography (CT)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 criteria
  • Objective evidence of disease progression (clinical or radiological) during or after at least 1 (V600 Wildtype) or at least 2 (V600 mutation positive) prior treatment regimens
  • Pre-treatment fresh core, excision or punch tumor biopsy
  • Archival Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor material if available

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any treatment in a BMS-936558 (Nivolumab) trial
  • Subjects with condition requiring systemic treatment with either corticosteroids (> 10mg daily prednisone/equivalent) or other immunosuppressive medications within 14 days of study drug administration
  • Active, known or suspected autoimmune disease
  • Unknown BRAF status
  • Active brain metastasis or leptomeningeal metastasis
  • Ocular melanoma
  • Prior therapy with anti programmed death-1 (anti-PD-1), anti programmed death-ligand 1 (anti-PD-L1) or anti-programmed death-ligand 2 (anti-PD-L2)
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Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Bristol-Myers Squibb Identifier: NCT01721746     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CA209-037  2012-001828-35 
Study First Received: November 2, 2012
Last Updated: May 10, 2016
Health Authority: Austria : Federal Ministry for Labour, Health, and Social Affairs
Belgium: The Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
Brazil: National Health Surveillance Agency
Canada: Health Canada
Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency
France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Italy: Ministry of Health
Israel: Israeli Health Ministry Pharmaceutical Administration
Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)
Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines
Switzerland: Federal Office of Public Health
United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Nevi and Melanomas
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antimitotic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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