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A Study of Guselkumab in the Treatment of Participants With Moderate to Severe Plaque-Type Psoriasis With Randomized Withdrawal and Retreatment (VOYAGE 2)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02207244
First Posted: August 4, 2014
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Janssen Research & Development, LLC
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of guselkumab (CNTO 1959) in the treatment of participants with moderate to severe plaque-type psoriasis (scaly skin rash).

Condition Intervention Phase
Psoriasis Drug: Guselkumab 100 mg Drug: Placebo for guselkumab Drug: Adalimumab Drug: Placebo for adalimumab Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo and Active Comparator-controlled Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Guselkumab for the Treatment of Subjects With Moderate to Severe Plaque-type Psoriasis With Randomized Withdrawal and Retreatment

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants Who Achieved an Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA) Score of Cleared (0) or Minimal (1) in the Guselkumab Group Compared to the Placebo Group at Week 16 [ Time Frame: Week 16 ]
    The IGA documents the investigator's assessment of the participants' psoriasis at a given time point. Overall lesions are graded for induration, erythema, and scaling. The participants' psoriasis was assessed as cleared (0), minimal (1), mild (2), moderate (3), or severe (4).

  • Percentage of Participants Who Achieved Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) 90 Response in the Guselkumab Group Compared to the Placebo Group at Week 16 [ Time Frame: Week 16 ]
    The PASI is a system used for assessing and grading the severity of psoriatic lesions. In the PASI system, the body is divided into 4 regions: the head, trunk, upper extremities, and lower extremities. Each of these area was assessed separately for the percentage of the area involved, which translates to a numeric score that ranges from 0 to 6, and for erythema, induration, and scaling, which are each rated on a scale of 0 to 4. The PASI produces a numeric score that can range from 0 to 72. A higher score indicates more severe disease. A PASI 90 response represents participants who achieved at least a 90 percent improvement from baseline in the PASI score.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants Who Achieved an Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA) Score of Cleared (0) in the Guselkumab Group Compared to the Adalimumab Group at Week 24 [ Time Frame: Week 24 ]
    The IGA documents the investigator's assessment of the participants' psoriasis at a given time point. Overall lesions are graded for induration, erythema, and scaling. The participants' psoriasis was assessed as cleared (0), minimal (1), mild (2), moderate (3), or severe (4).

  • Percentage of Participants Who Achieved an Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA) Score of Cleared (0) or Minimal (1) in the Guselkumab Group Compared to the Adalimumab Group at Week 24 [ Time Frame: Week 24 ]
    The IGA documents the investigator's assessment of the participants' psoriasis at a given time point. Overall lesions are graded for induration, erythema, and scaling. The participants' psoriasis was assessed as cleared (0), minimal (1), mild (2), moderate (3), or severe (4).

  • Percentage of Participants Who Achieved Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) 90 Response in the Guselkumab Group Compared to the Adalimumab Group at Week 24 [ Time Frame: Week 24 ]
    The PASI is a system used for assessing and grading the severity of psoriatic lesions. In the PASI system, the body is divided into 4 regions: the head, trunk, upper extremities, and lower extremities. Each of these areas were assessed separately for the percentage of the area involved, which translates to a numeric score that ranges from 0 to 6, and for erythema, induration, and scaling, which are each rated on a scale of 0 to 4. The PASI produces a numeric score that can range from 0 to 72. A higher score indicates more severe disease. A PASI 90 response represents participants who achieved at least a 90 percent improvement from baseline in the PASI score.

  • Cumulative Maintenance Rate of Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) 90 Response in the Placebo Group Compared to the Guselkumab Group Through Week 48 to Evaluate Loss of a PASI 90 Response [ Time Frame: Through Week 48 ]
    The PASI is a system used for assessing and grading the severity of psoriatic lesions. In the PASI system, the body is divided into 4 regions: the head, trunk, upper extremities, and lower extremities. Each of these areas were assessed separately for the percentage of the area involved, which translates to a numeric score that ranges from 0 to 6, and for erythema, induration, and scaling, which are each rated on a scale of 0 to 4. The PASI produces a numeric score that can range from 0 to 72. A higher score indicates more severe disease. A PASI 90 response represents participants who achieved at least a 90 percent improvement from baseline in the PASI score. Cumulative maintenance rate was defined as percentage of participants who maintained their PASI 90 response through Week 48.

  • Change From Baseline in Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) Score at Week 16 in the Guselkumab Group Compared to the Placebo Group [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 16 ]
    The DLQI is a 10-item questionnaire that measures the impact of skin disease on participant's quality of life. Each question was evaluated on a 4-point scale ranging from 0 (not at all) to 3 (very much); where higher scores indicate more impact on quality of life. The DLQI total score ranges from 0 (not at all) to 30 (very much): 0-1 = no effect at all on the participant's life; 2-6 = small effect on the participant's life; 7-12 = moderate effect on the participant's life; 13-18 = very large effect on the participant's life; 19-30 = extremely large effect on the participant's life. Higher scores indicate more impact on quality of life of participants.

  • Percentage of Participants Who Achieved an Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA) Score of Cleared (0) or Minimal (1) in the Guselkumab Group Compared to the Adalimumab Group at Week 16 [ Time Frame: Week 16 ]
    The IGA documents the investigator's assessment of the participants' psoriasis at a given time point. Overall lesions are graded for induration, erythema, and scaling. The participants' psoriasis was assessed as cleared (0), minimal (1), mild (2), moderate (3), or severe (4).

  • Percentage of Participants Who Achieved Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) 90 Response, in the Guselkumab Group Compared to the Adalimumab Group at Week 16 [ Time Frame: Week 16 ]
    The PASI is a system used for assessing and grading the severity of psoriatic lesions. In the PASI system, the body is divided into 4 regions: the head, trunk, upper extremities, and lower extremities. Each of these areas were assessed separately for the percentage of the area involved, which translates to a numeric score that ranges from 0 to 6, and for erythema, induration, and scaling, which are each rated on a scale of 0 to 4. The PASI produces a numeric score that can range from 0 to 72. A higher score indicates more severe disease. A PASI 90 response represents participants who achieved at least a 90 percent improvement from baseline in the PASI score.

  • Percentage of Participants Who Achieved Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) 75 Response in the Guselkumab Group Compared to the Adalimumab Group at Week 16 [ Time Frame: Week 16 ]
    The PASI is a system used for assessing and grading the severity of psoriatic lesions. In the PASI system, the body is divided into 4 regions: the head, trunk, upper extremities, and lower extremities. Each of these areas were assessed separately for the percentage of the area involved, which translates to a numeric score that ranges from 0 to 6, and for erythema, induration, and scaling, which are each rated on a scale of 0 to 4. The PASI produces a numeric score that can range from 0 to 72. A higher score indicates more severe disease. A PASI 75 response represents participants who achieved at least a 75 percent improvement from baseline in the PASI score.

  • Percentage of Participants Who Achieved a Scalp-specific Investigator's Global Assessment (Ss-IGA) Score of 0 or 1 and at Least a 2-Grade Improvement From Baseline at Week 16 in the Guselkumab Group Compared to the Placebo Group [ Time Frame: Week 16 ]
    The ss-IGA instrument is used to evaluate the disease severity of scalp psoriasis. The lesions were assessed in terms of the clinical signs of redness, thickness, and scaliness, which are scored on a 5-point scale ranging from 0 = absence of disease, 1 = very mild disease, 2 = mild disease, 3 = moderate disease, and 4 = severe disease.

  • Change From Baseline in Psoriasis Symptom and Sign Diary (PSSD) Symptom Score at Week 16 in the Guselkumab Group Compared to the Placebo Group [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 16 ]
    The PSSD (24 hour version) is a patient-reported outcome (PRO) questionnaire designed and validated to measure the severity of psoriasis symptoms and signs for the assessment of treatment benefit. It consisted of 11 items covering symptoms (itch, pain, stinging, burning, and skin tightness) and patient-observable signs (skin dryness, cracking, scaling, shedding or flaking, redness, and bleeding) using 0 (absent) to 10 (worst imaginable) numerical rating scales for severity. Items were averaged on the daily symptom score and sign score when at least 3 items (>=50 percentage of 5 items) on these scales are answered. The average value is converted into 0-100 scoring, such that Symptom [or Sign] score = average value*10, where, 0= least severe and 100= most severe and higher score indicates more severe disease.

  • Percentage of Participants Who Achieved a Psoriasis Symptom and Sign Diary (PSSD) Symptom Score of 0 in the Guselkumab Group Compared to the Adalimumab Group at Week 24 [ Time Frame: Week 24 ]
    The PSSD (24 hour version) is a patient-reported outcome (PRO) questionnaire designed and validated to measure the severity of psoriasis symptoms and signs for the assessment of treatment benefit. It consisted of 11 items covering symptoms (itch, pain, stinging, burning, and skin tightness) and patient-observable signs (skin dryness, cracking, scaling, shedding or flaking, redness, and bleeding) using 0 (absent) to 10 (worst imaginable) numerical rating scales for severity. Items were averaged on the daily symptom score and sign score when at least 3 items (>=50 percentage of 5 items) on these scales are answered. The average value is converted into 0-100 scoring, such that Symptom [or Sign] score = average value*10, where, 0= least severe and 100= most severe and higher score indicates more severe disease.


Enrollment: 992
Actual Study Start Date: November 3, 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 10, 2020
Primary Completion Date: October 1, 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group I
Participants will receive guselkumab 100 milligram (mg) at Weeks 0, 4, 12 and 20. Starting at Week 28, participants will receive guselkumab 100 mg or placebo through Week 72 depending upon randomized treatment group and PASI response. Placebo for guselkumab at Week 16, starting at Week 28, participants will continue to receive placebo for guselkumab through Week 72 depending upon randomized treatment group and PASI response. Placebo for adalimumab [two 0.8 milliliter (mL) injections] at Week 0 followed by one 0.8 mL injection at Weeks 1, 3, 5, and every 2 week (q2w) through Week 23 to maintain the blind. All participants will receive guselkumab q8w starting at Week 76 through Week 252.
Drug: Guselkumab 100 mg
100 mg by subcutaneous injection at Weeks 0, 4, 12, and 20. Starting at Week 28, participants will continue to receive guselkumab 100 mg through Week 72 depending upon randomized treatment group and PASI response (Group I). 100 mg by subcutaneous injection at Weeks 16 and 20. Starting at Week 28, participants will continue to receive guselkumab 100 mg through Week 72 depending upon PASI response (Group II). Starting at Week 28, participants will receive guselkumab 100 mg through Week 72 depending upon PASI response (Group III). All participants will receive guselkumab q8w starting at Week 76 through Week 252.
Other Name: CNTO 1959
Drug: Placebo for guselkumab
Placebo for guselkumab at Week 16, starting at Week 28, participants will continue to receive placebo for guselkumab through Week 72 depending on randomized treatment group and PASI response (Group I), at weeks 0, 4, 12 and starting at week 28 thereafter up to week 72 depending upon PASI response (Group II), at weeks 0, 4, 12, 16, and 20, starting at week 28 through week 72 depending upon PASI response (Group III).
Drug: Placebo for adalimumab
Placebo for adalimumab [two 0.8 milliliter (mL) injections] at week 0 followed by one 0.8 mL injection at weeks 1, 3, 5, and every 2 week (q2w) through Week 23 (Group I and II).
Placebo Comparator: Group II
Participants will receive placebo for guselkumab at weeks 0, 4, 12 and starting at week 28 thereafter up to week 72 depending upon PASI response. Placebo for adalimumab (two 0.8 mL injections) at week 0, followed by one 0.8 mL injection at weeks 1, 3, and 5, and q2w through week 23. At week 16, placebo participants will cross over to receive guselkumab 100 mg at Weeks 16 and 20, starting at week 28, participants will continue to receive guselkumab 100 mg or placebo through week 72 depending upon PASI response. All participants will received guselkumab q8w starting at Week 76 through Week 252.
Drug: Guselkumab 100 mg
100 mg by subcutaneous injection at Weeks 0, 4, 12, and 20. Starting at Week 28, participants will continue to receive guselkumab 100 mg through Week 72 depending upon randomized treatment group and PASI response (Group I). 100 mg by subcutaneous injection at Weeks 16 and 20. Starting at Week 28, participants will continue to receive guselkumab 100 mg through Week 72 depending upon PASI response (Group II). Starting at Week 28, participants will receive guselkumab 100 mg through Week 72 depending upon PASI response (Group III). All participants will receive guselkumab q8w starting at Week 76 through Week 252.
Other Name: CNTO 1959
Drug: Placebo for guselkumab
Placebo for guselkumab at Week 16, starting at Week 28, participants will continue to receive placebo for guselkumab through Week 72 depending on randomized treatment group and PASI response (Group I), at weeks 0, 4, 12 and starting at week 28 thereafter up to week 72 depending upon PASI response (Group II), at weeks 0, 4, 12, 16, and 20, starting at week 28 through week 72 depending upon PASI response (Group III).
Drug: Placebo for adalimumab
Placebo for adalimumab [two 0.8 milliliter (mL) injections] at week 0 followed by one 0.8 mL injection at weeks 1, 3, 5, and every 2 week (q2w) through Week 23 (Group I and II).
Active Comparator: Group III
Participants will receive adalimumab 80 mg (two 40 mg [0.8 mL] injections) at Week 0 followed by adalimumab 40 mg at weeks 1, 3, 5, and q2w through week 23 and placebo for guselkumab at weeks 0, 4, 12, 16, and 20. Participants will receive guselkumab or placebo starting at week 28 through week 72 depending upon PASI response. All participants will received guselkumab q8w starting at Week 76 through Week 252.
Drug: Guselkumab 100 mg
100 mg by subcutaneous injection at Weeks 0, 4, 12, and 20. Starting at Week 28, participants will continue to receive guselkumab 100 mg through Week 72 depending upon randomized treatment group and PASI response (Group I). 100 mg by subcutaneous injection at Weeks 16 and 20. Starting at Week 28, participants will continue to receive guselkumab 100 mg through Week 72 depending upon PASI response (Group II). Starting at Week 28, participants will receive guselkumab 100 mg through Week 72 depending upon PASI response (Group III). All participants will receive guselkumab q8w starting at Week 76 through Week 252.
Other Name: CNTO 1959
Drug: Placebo for guselkumab
Placebo for guselkumab at Week 16, starting at Week 28, participants will continue to receive placebo for guselkumab through Week 72 depending on randomized treatment group and PASI response (Group I), at weeks 0, 4, 12 and starting at week 28 thereafter up to week 72 depending upon PASI response (Group II), at weeks 0, 4, 12, 16, and 20, starting at week 28 through week 72 depending upon PASI response (Group III).
Drug: Adalimumab
80 mg by subcutaneous injection at Week 0, then 40 mg at Week 1 and every 2 weeks (q2w) thereafter through Week 23.
Other Name: HUMIRA®

Detailed Description:
This is a randomized (assignment of study drug by chance), double-blind (neither the participant or study staff will know the identity of study drugs), placebo- (inactive substance identical in appearance to study drug) and active-comparator-controlled (use of an approved drug to compare with study drug) study of guselkumab. The active comparator study drug is adalimumab, an approved drug for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Participants who satisfy all inclusion and exclusion criteria will be randomly assigned in a 2:1:1 ratio to one of three treatment groups (arms): Group I (guselkumab 100 mg dose regimen), Group II (placebo then crossover to guselkumab at Week 16), or Group III (adalimumab at standard psoriasis dosing). From Week 28 up to Week 76, treatment for all participants will be based on their level of response. All participants will receive guselkumab every 8 weeks from Week 76 through Week 252 with a final safety follow-up visit at Week 264 (open label treatment period). The end of the study is defined as the time the last participant completes the Week 264 visit. The total duration of the study will be approximately 268 weeks (includes a 4-week screening period). Participants will be monitored for safety throughout the study.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a diagnosis of plaque-type psoriasis (with or without psoriatic arthritis) at least 6 months before the first administration of study agent
  • Have a Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) greater than or equal to (>=) 12 at Screening and at Baseline
  • Have an Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA) score >=3 at Screening and at Baseline
  • Have an involved body surface area (BSA) >=10 percent (%) at Screening and at Baseline
  • Must be a candidate for either systemic therapy or phototherapy for psoriasis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants with nonplaque forms of psoriasis (for example, erythrodermic, guttate, or pustular) or with current drug-induced psoriasis (for example, a new onset of psoriasis or an exacerbation of psoriasis from beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, or lithium)
  • Participants who have ever received guselkumab or adalimumab
  • History or current signs or symptoms of severe, progressive, or uncontrolled renal, hepatic, cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurologic, hematologic, rheumatologic, psychiatric, or metabolic disturbances
  • Has any condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, would make participation not be in the best interest (for example, compromise the well-being) of the participant or that could prevent, limit, or confound the protocol-specified assessments
  • Is pregnant, nursing, or planning a pregnancy (both men and women) within 5 months following the last administration of study drug
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02207244


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Investigators
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  More Information

Responsible Party: Janssen Research & Development, LLC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02207244     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR105048
CNTO1959PSO3002 ( Other Identifier: Janssen Research & Development, LLC )
2014-000720-18 ( EudraCT Number )
First Submitted: July 31, 2014
First Posted: August 4, 2014
Results First Submitted: August 4, 2017
Results First Posted: November 6, 2017
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Janssen Research & Development, LLC:
Psoriasis
Plaque-type psoriasis
Guselkumab
Adalimumab
CNTO 1959
Monoclonal antibody

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psoriasis
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Skin Diseases
Adalimumab
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs