A Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Ocrelizumab in Patients With Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Roche Pharma AG
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Genentech, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2008
Last updated: April 2, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
This is a phase II, multicenter, randomized, parallel-group, partially blinded, placebo and Avonex (interferon beta-1a) controlled dose finding study to evaluate the efficacy as measured by brain MRI lesions, and safety of 2 dose regimens of ocrelizumab in patients with RRMS.

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
Drug: interferon beta-1a
Drug: methylprednisolone
Drug: ocrelizumab
Drug: placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II, Multicenter, Randomized, Parallel-Group, Partially Blinded, Placebo and Avonex Controlled Dose Finding Study to Evaluate the Efficacy As Measured by Brain MRI Lesions, and Safety of 2 Dose Regimens of Ocrelizumab in Patients With RRMS

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Further study details as provided by Genentech, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Total number of gadolinium-enhancing T1 lesions observed on MRI scans of the brain. [ Time Frame: Weeks 12, 16, 20 and 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Annualized protocol defined relapse rate [ Time Frame: Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of patients who remain relapse-free [ Time Frame: Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in total volume of T2 lesions on MRI scans of the brain [ Time Frame: Baseline to week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 221
Study Start Date: January 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: methylprednisolone
IV repeating dose
Drug: ocrelizumab
IV repeating dose
Experimental: 2 Drug: methylprednisolone
IV repeating dose
Drug: ocrelizumab
IV repeating dose
Placebo Comparator: 3 Drug: methylprednisolone
IV repeating dose
Drug: placebo
Intravenous repeating dose
Active Comparator: 4 Drug: interferon beta-1a
Intramuscular repeating dose
Drug: methylprednisolone
IV repeating dose


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ability to provide written informed consent and to be compliant with the schedule of protocol assessments
  • Relapsing-remitting MS
  • Ages 18-55 years inclusive
  • For sexually active female and male patients of reproductive potential, use of reliable means of contraception

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Secondary or primary progressive multiple sclerosis at screening
  • Incompatibility with MRI
  • Contra-indications to or intolerance of oral or i.v. corticosteroids
  • Known presence of other neurologic disorders
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Lack of peripheral venous access
  • History of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions to humanized or murine monoclonal antibodies
  • Significant, uncontrolled disease, such as cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, hepatic, endocrine or gastrointestinal
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Known active bacterial, viral, fungal, mycobacterial infection or other infection or any major episode of infection requiring hospitalization or treatment with i.v. antibiotics within 4 weeks prior to screening or oral antibiotics within 2 weeks prior to screening
  • History or known presence of recurrent or chronic infection
  • History of cancer, including solid tumors and hematological malignancies (except basal cell, in situ squamous cell carcinomas of the skin, and in situ carcinoma of the cervix of the uterus that have been excised and resolved)
  • History of alcohol or drug abuse within 24 weeks prior to randomization
  • History of or currently active primary or secondary immunodeficiency
  • History of coagulation disorders
  • Treatment with any investigational agent within 4 weeks of screening
  • Receipt of a live vaccine within 6 weeks prior to randomization
  • Incompatibility with Avonex use
  • Previous treatment with rituximab
  • Previous treatment with lymphocyte-depleting therapies except mitoxantrone
  • Treatment with lymphocyte trafficking blockers within 24 weeks prior to randomization
  • Treatment with beta interferons, glatiramer acetate, i.v. immunoglobulin, plasmapheresis, or immunosuppressive therapies within 12 weeks prior to randomization
  • Systemic corticosteroid therapy within 4 weeks prior to randomization
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00676715

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Genentech, Inc.
Roche Pharma AG
Study Director: Clinical Trials Genentech, Inc.
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Genentech, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00676715     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACT4422g  2007-006338-32  WA21493 
Study First Received: May 9, 2008
Last Updated: April 2, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Demyelinating Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Interferon beta-1a
Methylprednisolone Hemisuccinate
Methylprednisolone acetate
Prednisolone acetate
Prednisolone hemisuccinate
Prednisolone phosphate
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antiviral Agents
Autonomic Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents

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