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A Study of the Effectiveness and Safety of Nivolumab Compared to Bevacizumab and of Nivolumab With or Without Ipilimumab in Glioblastoma Patients (CheckMate 143)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2016 by Bristol-Myers Squibb
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First received: December 17, 2013
Last updated: October 7, 2016
Last verified: August 2016
The purpose of the study is to compare the efficacy and safety of nivolumab administered alone versus bevacizumab in patients diagnosed with recurrent glioblastoma (a type of brain cancer, also known as GBM), and to evaluate the safety and tolerability of nivolumab administered alone or in combination with ipilimumab in patients with different lines of GBM therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Recurrent Glioblastoma
Biological: Nivolumab
Biological: Bevacizumab
Biological: Ipilimumab
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 Phase 3 Open Label Study of Nivolumab Versus Bevacizumab and Multiple Phase 1 Safety Cohorts of Nivolumab or Nivolumab in Combination With Ipilimumab Across Different Lines of Glioblastoma

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Further study details as provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cohorts 1,1b, 1c and 1d : Safety and tolerability based on drug related events leading to permanent discontinuation prior to completing 4 doses [ Time Frame: Approximately up to 8 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Cohort 2: Overall Survival (OS) [ Time Frame: Approximately 36 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    OS of Nivolumab versus Bevacizumab.

    Overall Survival is defined as the time between the date of randomization and the date of death due to any cause

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cohort 2: Overall Survival rate (OS) [ Time Frame: Approximately 36 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Comparing OS between Nivolumab and Bevacizumab

  • Cohort 2: Progression Free Survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: Approximately 36 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Comparing PFS between Nivolumab and Bevacizumab

    PFS is defined as the time from randomization to the date of the first documented tumor progression or death due to any cause

  • Cohort 2: Objective Response Rate(ORR) [ Time Frame: Approximately 36 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Comparing ORR between Nivolumab and Bevacizumab

    ORR is defined as the number of subjects whose best overall response (BOR) is Complete Response (CR) or Partial Response (PR) divided by all randomized subjects

Estimated Enrollment: 440
Study Start Date: January 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm N:Nivolumab
Cohort 1, 1c, 1d and 2: Nivolumab 3mg/kg intravenously once every 2 weeks until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity
Biological: Nivolumab
Other Name: BMS-936558
Experimental: Arm N + I:Nivolumab + Ipilimumab

Cohort 1: Nivolumab 1mg/kg + Ipilimumab 3mg/kg intravenously every 3 weeks x 4 doses, then Nivolumab 3mg/kg every 2 weeks until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity

Cohort 1b: Nivolumab 3mg/kg + Ipilimumab 1mg/kg intravenously every 3 weeks for 4 doses, then Nivolumab 3mg/kg every 2 weeks thereafter until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity

Biological: Nivolumab
Other Name: BMS-936558
Biological: Ipilimumab
Other Name: Yervoy
Active Comparator: Arm B: Bevacizumab
Cohort 2: Bevacizumab 10 mg/kg intravenously once every 2 weeks until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity
Biological: Bevacizumab
Other Name: Avastin

Detailed Description:
Allocation: Randomized (Cohort 1 and 2), Non-Randomized (Cohorts 1b, 1c and 1d)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

For more information regarding BMS clinical trial participation, please visit

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with histologically confirmed Grade IV malignant glioma
  • Previous treatment with radiotherapy and temozolomide (Cohorts 1, 1b and 2 only)
  • First recurrence of GBM (Cohorts 1, 1b and 2 only)
  • First diagnosis of GBM with resectable disease (Cohorts 1c Part A only)
  • First diagnosis of unmethylated MGMT GBM (Cohort 1d and Cohort 1c Part B only)
  • Karnofsky performance score of 70 or higher

Exclusion Criteria:

  • More than 1 recurrence of GBM (Cohorts 1, 1b and 2 only)
  • Any recurrence of GBM (Cohorts 1c and 1d only)
  • Presence of extracranial metastatic or leptomeningeal disease
  • Active, known or suspected autoimmune disease
  • Clinically significant cardiovascular disease
  • Prior bevacizumab or other Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) or anti-angiogenic treatment (Cohort 2 only)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02017717

Contact: Recruiting sites have contact information. Please contact the sites directly. If there is no contact information, please email:
Contact: First line of the email MUST contain NCT# and Site #.

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United States, Alabama
University Of Alabama At Birmingham Active, not recruiting
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
United States, California
Cedars Sinai Medical Center Completed
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90048
Ucla Neuro-Oncology Program Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Contact: Timothy Cloughesy, Site 0009    310-794-3521      
University Of California San Francisco Recruiting
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Contact: Nicholas Butowski, Site 0014    415-353-2966      
United States, Colorado
University Of Colorado Cancer Center Completed
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
United States, Connecticut
Yale University School Of Medicine Recruiting
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520
Contact: Joachim Baehring, Site 0001    203-785-5702      
United States, District of Columbia
Medstar Georgetown University Medical Center Completed
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007
United States, Florida
Moffitt Cancer Center Recruiting
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612
Contact: Solmaz Sahebjam, Site 0004    813-745-1689      
United States, Georgia
Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University Completed
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
United States, Maryland
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
Contact: Michael Lim, Site 0008    410-502-4081      
United States, Massachusetts
Dana Farber Cancer Institute Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Contact: David Reardon, Site 0056    617-667-1665      
Dana Farber Cancer Inst Completed
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Contact: David Reardon, Site 0006    617-632-6749      
United States, Michigan
Henry Ford Health System Completed
Detriot, Michigan, United States, 48202
United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic Recruiting
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Contact: Daniel Lachance, Site 0025    855-776-0015      
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Contact: Antonio Omuro, Site 0003    212-639-7523      
United States, North Carolina
Levine Cancer Institute Active, not recruiting
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28204
Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center At Duke University Recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Contact: Gordana Vlahovic, Site 0007    919-681-4047      
United States, Ohio
University Hospitals Of Cleveland Completed
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
Cleveland Clinic Active, not recruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
United States, Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University Completed
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
United States, South Carolina
Medical University Of South Carolina Completed
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Completed
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
United States, Texas
University Of Texas Md Anderson Cancer Ctr Active, not recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
United States, Virginia
University Of Virginia Health System Active, not recruiting
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908
United States, Washington
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Active, not recruiting
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98109
Swedish Neuroscience Institute Completed
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98122
Australia, New South Wales
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia, 2017
Australia, Victoria
Local Institution Completed
East Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia, 3165
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, 3084
Australia, Western Australia
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia, 6009
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Brussels, Belgium, 1090
Local Institution Completed
Bruxelles, Belgium, 1200
Aarhus University Hospital Active, not recruiting
Aarhus C, Denmark, 8000
Odense University Hospital Completed
Odense C, Denmark, 5000
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Bobigny, France, 93000
Local Institution Completed
Bron cedex, France, 69677
Local Institution Completed
Marseille Cedex 5, France, 13385
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Paris cedex 13, France, 75651
Universitaetsklinikum Bonn Active, not recruiting
Bonn, Germany, 53105
Klinikum Der J. W. Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt/Main Active, not recruiting
Frankfurt Am Main, Germany, 60528
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Heidelberg, Germany, 69120
Universitaetsklinikum Muenster Active, not recruiting
Muenster, Germany, 48149
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Bologna, Italy, 40139
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Milano, Italy, 20133
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Siena, Italy, 53100
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Torino, Italy, 10126
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1066CX
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Groningen, Netherlands, 9713 GZ
Local Institution Completed
Gdansk, Poland, 80-952
Local Institution Completed
Warszawa, Poland, 02-781
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Barcelona, Spain, 08035
Local Institution Completed
Madrid, Spain, 28009
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Madrid, Spain, 28041
Local Institution Completed
Pamplona, Spain, 31008
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (Chuv) Completed
Lausanne, Switzerland, BT 02252
Universitaetsspital Zurich Active, not recruiting
Zuerich, Switzerland, 8091
United Kingdom
Local Institution Completed
London, Greater London, United Kingdom, NW1 2PG
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M20 4BX
Local Institution Active, not recruiting
Wirral, Merseyside, United Kingdom, L63 4JY
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Study Director: Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bristol-Myers Squibb Identifier: NCT02017717     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CA209-143  2013-003738-34 
Study First Received: December 17, 2013
Last Updated: October 7, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
United States: Institutional Review Board
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Germany: Ministry of Health
France: Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des produits de santé
Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines
Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency
Denmark: Danish Medicines Agency
Denmark: The Danish National Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics
Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)
United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Italy: Ministry of Health
Italy: National Bioethics Committee
Italy: National Institute of Health
Italy: National Monitoring Centre for Clinical Trials - Ministry of Health
Italy: The Italian Medicines Agency
Switzerland: Federal Office of Public Health
Australia: Department of Health and Ageing Therapeutic Goods Administration
Canada: Health Canada
Poland: National Institute of Medicines
Belgium: The Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors processed this record on October 20, 2016