This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
Treatments nivolumab, cetuximab, methotrexate, docetaxel
Phase phase 3
Targets PD-1, EGFR
Sponsor Bristol-Myers Squibb
Collaborator Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd
Start date May 2014
End date November 2015
Trial size 360 participants
Trial identifier NCT02105636, 2013-003622-86, CA209-141


The purpose of this study is to find out whether Nivolumab will significantly improve overall survival as compared to therapy of investigator's choice in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck carcinoma.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Nivolumab 3mg/kg intravenous (IV) Solution for Injection every 2 weeks until disease progression
nivolumab BMS-936558
(Active Comparator)
Cetuximab intravenous (IV) Solution for Injection 400 mg/m2 (first dose) then 250 mg/m2 weekly until disease progression OR Methotrexate intravenous (IV) Solution for Injection 40 or 60 mg/m2 weekly until disease progression OR Docetaxel intravenous (IV) Solution for Injection 30 or 40 mg/m2 weekly until disease progression

Primary Outcomes

Overall Survival (OS)
time frame: Approximately 28 months

Secondary Outcomes

Progression-Free Survival (PFS)
time frame: Approximately 28 months
Objective Response Rate (ORR)
time frame: Approximately 28 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

For more information regarding BMS clinical trial participation, please visit www.BMSStudyConnect.com Inclusion Criteria: - Men and women ≥ 18 years of age with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status ≤ 1 - Histologically confirmed recurrent or metastatic SCCHN (oral cavity, pharynx, larynx), stage III/IV and not amenable to local therapy with curative intent (surgery or radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy) - Tumor progression or recurrence within 6 months of last dose of platinum therapy in the adjuvant (ie with radiation after surgery), primary (ie, with radiation), recurrent, or metastatic setting - Measurable disease by Computed tomography (CT) or Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) per Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST 1.1) criteria Exclusion Criteria: - Active brain metastases or leptomeningeal metastases are not allowed - Histologically confirmed recurrent or metastatic carcinoma of the nasopharynx, squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary, and salivary gland or non-squamous histologies (eg: mucosal melanoma) are not allowed - Subjects with active, known or suspected autoimmune disease

Additional Information

Official title An Open Label, Randomized Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Nivolumab vs Therapy of Investigator's Choice in Recurrent or Metastatic Platinum-refractory Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN)
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Location data was received from the National Cancer Institute and was last updated in July 2016.