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Safety and Efficacy Trial of Ipilimumab Versus Pemetrexed in Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This study has been terminated.
(Administrative reasons)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bristol-Myers Squibb Identifier:
First received: November 10, 2011
Last updated: April 14, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
The purpose of this trial is to determine whether Ipilimumab will prolong survival when compared to Pemetrexed in subjects with nonsquamous, non-small cell lung cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Cancer - Non Small Cell
Biological: Ipilimumab
Biological: Pemetrexed
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Open-Label, Phase 2 Safety and Efficacy Trial of Ipilimumab Versus Pemetrexed in Subjects With Recurrent/Stage IV Non-Squamous, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Who Have Not Progressed After Four Cycles of a Platinum-Based First Line Chemotherapy

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Further study details as provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Survival of Participants During the Study - All Treated Participants [ Time Frame: Date of Randomization to date of death, up to last patient, last visit, approximately 7 months after study started ]
    Overall survival (OS) was defined as the time from the date of randomization until the date of death. For those participants who did not die by the time the study was terminated and last patient, last visit occurred, OS was censored (+) on the last date the participant was known to be alive. OS is presented below in increasing monthly categories of survival. OS analysis was to be performed when a total of approximately 132 deaths were observed but due to the early termination of the study, statistical analyses were not performed.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants Who Died Within 30 Days and 31 Days After Last Dose - All Treated Participants [ Time Frame: Day 1 of Treatment to Date of Death, up to last patient, last visit, approximately 7 months after study started. ]
    Due to study termination, the categories presented below are deaths occurring within 30 days of last dose and deaths occurring within 32 days of last dose. If the study had not been terminated early, the categories presented would have been 30 days and 90 days after last dose.

  • Number of Participants With Deaths, Adverse Events (AEs), Serious AEs (SAEs) and AEs Leading to Discontinuation - All Treated Participants [ Time Frame: Day 1 to Date of last patient, last visit, approximately 7 months after study started. ]
    AE=any new unfavorable symptom, sign, or disease or worsening of a preexisting condition that may not have a causal relationship with treatment. SAE=a medical event that at any dose results in death, persistent or significant disability/incapacity, or drug dependency/abuse; is life-threatening, an important medical event, or a congenital anomaly/birth defect; or requires or prolongs hospitalization. Treatment-related=having certain, probable, possible, or missing relationship to study drug. Grade (Gr) 1=Mild, Gr 2=Moderate, Gr 3=Severe, Gr 4= Potentially Life-threatening or disabling. Participants were evaluated from Day 1 (first day of treatment with study drug) to the date of the last participant, last visit of the study.

Enrollment: 9
Study Start Date: July 2012
Study Completion Date: February 2013
Primary Completion Date: February 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1: Ipilimumab Biological: Ipilimumab
Intravenous (IV) solution, IV, 10mg/kg, Once every 3 weeks for 4 doses, then once every 12 weeks during Treatment Phase, 90 minute infusion
Other Names:
  • Yervoy
  • BMS-734016
Active Comparator: Arm 2: Pemetrexed Biological: Pemetrexed
IV solution, IV, 500 mg/m2, Once every 3 weeks during Treatment Phase, 10 minute infusion.
Other Name: Alimta


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

For additional information, please contact the BMS oncology clinical trial information service at 855-216-0126 or email Please visit for more information on clinical trial participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Non-Squamous, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Recurrent/Stage IV Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) 0 or 1
  • Not progressing after 4 cycles of a platinum-based first line chemotherapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Brain Metastases (unless stable)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01471197

United States, California
Marin Specialty Care, Inc.
Greenbrae, California, United States, 94904
United States, Illinois
Medical And Surgical Specialists, Llc
Galesburg, Illinois, United States, 61401
Quincy Medical Group
Quincy, Illinois, United States, 62301
United States, Kentucky
Montgomery Cancer Center
Mount Sterling, Kentucky, United States, 40353
United States, Maryland
Meritus Center For Clinical Research
Hagerstown, Maryland, United States, 21742
United States, North Carolina
Carolina Biooncology Institute
Huntersville, North Carolina, United States, 28078
United States, Virginia
Blue Ridge Cancer Care
Christiansburg, Virginia, United States, 24073
Local Institution
Brugge, Belgium, 8310
Local Institution
Sint Niklaas, Belgium, 9100
Local Institution
Paris, France, 75014
Local Institution
Hamburg, Germany, 21075
Local Institution
Heidelberg, Germany, 69126
Local Institution
Benidorm-Alicante, Spain, 03501
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Study Director: Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bristol-Myers Squibb Identifier: NCT01471197     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CA184-124 ST
2011-000732-29 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: November 10, 2011
Results First Received: March 6, 2014
Last Updated: April 14, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic
Bronchial Neoplasms
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Folic Acid Antagonists
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 28, 2017