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Effect of Dalcetrapib vs Placebo on CV Risk in a Genetically Defined Population With a Recent ACS (dal-GenE)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02525939
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 18, 2015
Last Update Posted : February 3, 2021
The Montreal Health Innovations Coordinating Center (MHICC)
Medpace, Inc.
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
DalCor Pharmaceuticals

Brief Summary:
A placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind, parallel group, phase III multicenter study in subjects recently hospitalized for ACS and with the appropriate genetic profile. Subjects will provide informed consent before any study-specific procedures are performed. Subject enrollment may begin in the hospital and will continue following release from the hospital. Screening procedures may be performed at the time of the index ACS event or anytime thereafter, with the condition that randomization must occur within the mandated window (4-12 weeks after the index event). Subjects will be assessed based on their medical history. Those who are likely to qualify will undergo Genotype Assay testing to evaluate genetic determination for the presence of AA genotype.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acute Coronary Syndrome Drug: dalcetrapib Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Detailed Description:

This is an event driven study to reach statistical power given all other assumptions. Subjects will visit the clinic 1 month after randomization and at regular intervals thereafter. Additionally, for any subject prematurely discontinuing study medication, assessments will be conducted every 6 months for the collection of study endpoints.

Those who are likely to qualify will undergo Genotype Assay Testing to evaluate genetic determination or the presence of the AA genotype. The test is investigational and test procedures are Roche Molecular Diagnostics protocol ADCY9-COB-389.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 6000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase III, Double-blind, Randomized Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Effects of Dalcetrapib on Cardiovascular (CV) Risk in a Genetically Defined Population With a Recent Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS): The Dal-GenE Trial
Actual Study Start Date : April 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2021

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: dalcetrapib
dalcetrapib 600 mg po QD
Drug: dalcetrapib
Cholesterol Ester Transfer Protein inhibitor

Placebo Comparator: placebo
matching placebo tablet po QD
Drug: Placebo
matching placebo tablets

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Composite of Major Cardiovascular Adverse Events (MACE), death, MI and stroke [ Time Frame: Average of 30 months from randomization ]
    time to major cardiovascular events

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with the appropriate genetic background and recently hospitalized for ACS (between 4 and 12 weeks following the index event), will be enrolled in this trial.
  • AA genotype at variant gene as determined by Genotype Assay testing, conducted at a designated investigational testing site (ITS)
  • Clinically stable, ie, free of ischemic symptoms at rest or with minimal exertion for at least 1 week prior to randomization
  • Prior to randomization, subject must have evidence of guidelines-based management of LDL-C, at a minimum to include medical and dietary treatment to a target level of LDL-C <100 mg/dl (<2.6 mmol/L).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Females who are pregnant (negative pregnancy test required for all women of child-bearing potential at Visit 2, Day 0) or breast-feeding
  • Women of childbearing potential (women who are not surgically sterile or postmenopausal defined as amenorrhea for >12 months) who are not using at least one method of contraception*
  • New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV heart failure
  • Last known hemoglobin <10 g/dL
  • Index ACS event presumed due to uncontrolled hypertension

(*) Varies by region

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02525939

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Sponsors and Collaborators
DalCor Pharmaceuticals
The Montreal Health Innovations Coordinating Center (MHICC)
Medpace, Inc.
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc
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Study Director: Donald M Black, MD DalCor Pharmaceuticals
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: DalCor Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT02525939    
Other Study ID Numbers: DAL-301
First Posted: August 18, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 3, 2021
Last Verified: February 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Acute Coronary Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents