An Investigational Immuno-therapy Study of Nivolumab Compared to Temozolomide, Each Given With Radiation Therapy, for Newly-diagnosed Patients With Glioblastoma (GBM, a Malignant Brain Cancer) (CheckMate 498)

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 1, 2015
Last Update Posted : June 19, 2018
Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate patients with glioblastoma that is MGMT-unmethylated (the MGMT gene is not altered by a chemical change). Patients will receive Nivolumab every two weeks in addition to radiation therapy, and then every four weeks. They will be compared to patients receiving standard therapy with temozolomide in addition to radiation therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Brain Cancer Drug: Nivolumab Drug: Temozolomide Radiation: Radiotherapy Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 550 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Phase 3 Open Label Study of Nivolumab vs Temozolomide Each in Combination With Radiation Therapy in Newly Diagnosed Adult Subjects With Unmethylated MGMT (Tumor O-6-methylguanine DNA Methyltransferase) Glioblastoma (CheckMate 498: CHECKpoint Pathway and Nivolumab Clinical Trial Evaluation 498)
Actual Study Start Date : February 29, 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 10, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 1, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Brain Tumors

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Nivolumab + Radiotherapy Arm
Nivolumab IV infusion + Radiotherapy dose as specified
Drug: Nivolumab
Radiation: Radiotherapy
Active Comparator: Temozolomide + Radiotherapy Arm
Temozolomide + Radiotherapy dose as specified
Drug: Temozolomide
Radiation: Radiotherapy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall survival (OS) [ Time Frame: Approximately 3 years ]
    Overall survival: Defined as the time between the date of randomization and the date of death due to any cause

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Progression free survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: Approximately 24 months ]
    Progression free survival: Defined as the time from randomization to the date of the first documented tumor progression or death due to any cause

  2. Overall survival [ Time Frame: Approximately 24 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and Females, age ≥ 18 years old
  • Newly-diagnosed brain cancer or tumor called glioblastoma or GBM
  • Tumor test result shows MGMT unmethylated type
  • Karnofsky performance status of ≥ 70 (able to care for self)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior treatment for GBM (other than surgical resection)
  • Any known tumor outside of the brain
  • Recurrent or secondary GBM
  • Active known or suspected autoimmune disease
  • Biopsy with less than 20% of tumor removed

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02617589

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United States, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham Active, not recruiting
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294-3410
United States, Arizona
St. Joseph Hospital And Medical Center Active, not recruiting
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85013
United States, California
Cedars Sinai Medical Center Completed
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90048
UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program Completed
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-1769
Sutter Institute For Medical Research Active, not recruiting
Sacramento, California, United States, 95816
Sharp Memorial Hospital Completed
San Diego, California, United States, 92123
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco Active, not recruiting
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143-0372
United States, Connecticut
Yale Cancer Center Active, not recruiting
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520
United States, District of Columbia
Georgetown University Medical Center Completed
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007
United States, Florida
University Of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Active, not recruiting
Miami, Florida, United States, 33136
Moffitt Cancer Center Active, not recruiting
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612
United States, Georgia
Emory University - Winship Cancer Institute Active, not recruiting
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
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The University Of Chicago Active, not recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
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University Of Kansas Medical Center Active, not recruiting
Westwood, Kansas, United States, 66205
United States, Kentucky
Norton Cancer Institute Active, not recruiting
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine Active, not recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205
United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Completed
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Massachusetts General Hospital Completed
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
United States, Michigan
Henry Ford Health System Active, not recruiting
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202
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Washington University School Of Medicine Active, not recruiting
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
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Edison, New Jersey, United States, 08820-3947
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Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Active, not recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10022
Columbia University Medical Center (Cumc) Active, not recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10032-2603
United States, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28204
Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Active, not recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
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Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States, 18103
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
United States, Tennessee
Erlanger Oncology & Hematology - Univ. of TN Active, not recruiting
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States, 37403
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Active, not recruiting
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
United States, Texas
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Active, not recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390
University Of Texas Md Anderson Cancer Ctr Completed
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
United States, Utah
Huntsman Cancer Institute Active, not recruiting
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84112
United States, Washington
Swedish Neuroscience Institute Active, not recruiting
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98122
Australia, New South Wales
Local Institution Recruiting
Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia, 2017
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Royal North Shore Hospital Recruiting
St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia, 2065
Contact: Mustafa Khasraw, Site 0005    +61294631373      
Australia, Victoria
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Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, 3084
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Prahran, Victoria, Australia, 3181
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Australia, Western Australia
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Recruiting
Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia, 6009
Contact: Anna Nowak, Site 0001    +61408818656      
Kepler Universitaetsklinikum Recruiting
Linz, Austria, 4020
Contact: Josef Pichler, Site 0061         
Medical University Of Vienna Recruiting
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Contact: Matthias Preusser, Site 0060         
Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel Active, not recruiting
Brussels, Belgium, 1090
Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc Active, not recruiting
Bruxelles, Belgium, 1200
Uz Leuven Completed
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
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British Columbia Cancer Agency-Vancouver Ctr Recruiting
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5Z 4E6
Contact: Brian Thiessen, Site 0014    6048776000      
Canada, Ontario
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9
Contact: Warren Mason, Site 0035    4165817823      
Canada, Quebec
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital Recruiting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 2B4
Contact: Kevin Petrecca, Site 0074    5143982801      
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Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
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Odense, Denmark, 5000
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Bron Cedex, France, 69677
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Lille Cedex, France, 59037
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Marseille, France, 13005
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Paris cedex 13, France, 75651
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Paris, France, 75010
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Rennes Cedex, France, 35042
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Toulouse, France, 31100
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Vandoeuvre Les Nancy, France, 54500
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Bonn, Germany, 53105
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Uniklinik Erlangen Recruiting
Erlangen, Germany, 91054
Contact: Martin Uhl, Site 0072    +4991318534640      
Klinikum Der J. W. Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt/Main Recruiting
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 60528
Contact: Oliver Baehr, Site 0049    +4969630187711      
Medizinische Universitaetsklinik Freiburg Recruiting
Freiburg, Germany, 79106
Contact: Oliver Schnell, Site 0073    +4976127050010      
Universitaetsklinikum Hamburg Recruiting
Hamburg, Germany, 20246
Contact: Manfred Westphal, Site 0054    +4940741035316      
Universitaetsklinik Heidelberg Recruiting
Heidelberg, Germany, 69120
Contact: Antje Wick, Site 0052    +4962215638265      
Universitaetsklinik Koeln Recruiting
Koeln, Germany, 50937
Contact: Norbert Galldiks, Site 0139    +492214784015      
Universitaetsklinikum Muenster Recruiting
Muenster, Germany, 48149
Contact: Oliver Grauer, Site 0050         
Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universitat Munchen Recruiting
Munich, Germany, 81675
Contact: Stephanie Combs, Site 0138    +498941409411      
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Regensburg, Germany, 93053
Contact: Peter Hau, Site 0055    +499419413290      
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Tuebingen, Germany, 72076
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Petach Tikva, Israel, 49100
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Tel Aviv, Israel, 64239
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Bologna, Italy, 40139
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Milano, Italy, 20133
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Padova, Italy, 35128
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Rozzano (milano), Italy, 20089
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Siena, Italy, 53100
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Torino, Italy, 10126
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Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan, 4668560
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Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan, 2608677
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Onsen-gun, Ehime, Japan, 791-0204
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Hiroshima-Shi, Hiroshima, Japan, 7348551
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Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, Japan, 0608648
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Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, 6500017
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Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki, Japan, 3058576
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Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa, Japan, 9200934
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Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima, Japan, 8908520
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Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa, Japan, 2520375
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Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto, Japan, 8608556
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Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan, 606-8507
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Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan, 6128555
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Okayama-shi, Okayama, Japan, 7008558
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Hirakata-shi, Osaka, Japan, 5731191
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Suita-shi, Osaka, Japan, 5650871
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Hidaka-shi, Saitama, Japan, 3501298
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Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 1138655
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Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 1040045
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Mitaka-shi, Tokyo, Japan, 181-8611
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Yamagata-shi, Yamagata, Japan, 9909585
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Tokyo, Japan, 1628666
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NKI AVL Active, not recruiting
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1066 CX
Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen Active, not recruiting
Groningen, Netherlands, 9700RB
Erasmus Mc Active, not recruiting
Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3015 CE
Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht Completed
Utrecht, Netherlands, 3584CX
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Oslo, Norway, 0379
Uniwersyteckie Centrum Kliniczne Klinika Onkologii I Radiote Active, not recruiting
Gdansk, Poland, 80-952
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Warszawa, Poland, 02-781
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Russian Federation
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Moscow, Russian Federation, 105229
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Moscow, Russian Federation, 115478
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Moscow, Russian Federation, 125047
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Badalona-Barcelona, Spain, 08916
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Barcelona, Spain, 08035
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Barcelona, Spain, 08036
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Madrid, Spain, 28007
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Madrid, Spain, 28041
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Santiago De Compostela, Spain, 15706
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Valencia, Spain, 46014
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Lund, Sweden, 221 85
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Solna, Sweden, 171 64
University Hospital Geneva Recruiting
Geneve, Switzerland, 1211
Contact: Pierre-Yves Dietrich, Site 0059         
Centre hospitalier universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) Recruiting
Lausanne, Switzerland, 1011
Contact: Andreas Hottinger, Site 0057         
Universitaetsspital Zuerich Recruiting
Zuerich, Switzerland, 8091
Contact: Patrick Roth, Site 0053    +41442551111      
United Kingdom
University College Hospital Active, not recruiting
London, Greater London, United Kingdom, NW1 2PG
Christie Hospital Nhs Found. Trust Active, not recruiting
Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M20 4BX
Royal Marsden Hospital Completed
Sutton, Surrey, United Kingdom, SM2 5PT
Beaston West of Scotland Cancer Centre Active, not recruiting
Glasgow, United Kingdom, G12 0YN
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd
Study Director: Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bristol-Myers Squibb Identifier: NCT02617589     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CA209-498
2015-003739-37 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: December 1, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 19, 2018
Last Verified: June 2018

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action