Belatacept Evaluation of Nephroprotection and Efficacy as First-line Immunosuppression (BENEFIT) (BENEFIT)

This study has been completed.
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First received: November 15, 2005
Last updated: October 2, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
The purpose of this study is to learn if Belatacept can provide protection from organ rejection following kidney transplantation while avoiding some of the toxic effects of standard immunosuppressive medications such as kidney damage. Effects on kidney function and patient survival as well as drug safety will also be studied.

Condition Intervention Phase
Kidney Transplantation
Chronic Kidney Failure
Drug: CsA
Drug: Belatacept LI
Drug: Belatacept MI
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Belatacept Evaluation of Nephroprotection and Efficacy as First-line Immunosuppression Trial (BENEFIT)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The composite of subject and graft survival [ Time Frame: by 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • The composite of measured GFR <60ml/min/1.73 m2 [ Time Frame: at Month 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • A decrease in measured GFR >= 10mL/min/1.73m2 [ Time Frame: from Month 3 to Month 12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • The incidence of acute rejection [ Time Frame: by 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Measured GFR [ Time Frame: at 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Biopsy-proven chronic allograft nephropathy [ Time Frame: at 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 685
Study Start Date: March 2005
Study Completion Date: April 2015
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: CsA Drug: CsA
tablet, oral, 1st month target: 150-300 ng/mL, after 1st month target: 100-250 ng/mL, daily, 36 months months (ST), 100-250 ng/mL, daily, 24 months (LT)
Experimental: Bela LI Drug: Belatacept LI
solution, IV, 10mg/kg: Days 1 and 5, Weeks 2, 4, 8 and 12, then 5 mg/kg every 4 weeks, q 4 weeks, 36 months (ST), 5 mg/kg every 4 weeks, q 4 weeks, 24 months (LT)
Experimental: Bela MI Drug: Belatacept MI
solution, IV, 10mg/kg: Days 1 and 5, Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10,12, 16, 20, and 24, then 5 mg/kg every 4 weeks, q 4 weeks, 36 months (ST), 5 mg/kg every 4 weeks, q 4 weeks, 24 months (LT)


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The subject is a recipient of a living donor or deceased donor kidney transplant.
  • Male or Female, 18 or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • First time recipient, PRA >- 50% or for retransplantation PRA >- 30%.
  • If retransplantation, previous graft loss cannot be due to acute rejection.
  • Positive cross match.
  • Subject receiving extended criteria donor (ECD) organ
  • For Long-term extension study-Subjects who have completed three years of study treatment (through Week 156)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00256750

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Study Director: Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Bristol-Myers Squibb Identifier: NCT00256750     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00432497
Other Study ID Numbers: IM103-008 
Study First Received: November 15, 2005
Last Updated: October 2, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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