ACCELERATE Study - A Study of PEGASYS (Peginterferon Alfa-2a (40KD)) in Combination With COPEGUS (Ribavirin) in Interferon-Naive Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C (CHC) Infection.

This study has been completed.
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Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier:
First received: February 10, 2004
Last updated: April 7, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of different durations of treatment with PEGASYS combined with ribavirin in patients with CHC genotype 2 or 3 infection who have never previously received interferon (IFN) therapy. The anticipated time on study treatment is 3-12 months and the target sample size is 500+ individuals.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Drug: peginterferon alfa-2a [Pegasys]
Drug: Copegus
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Open-label Study of the Effect of PEGASYS and Ribavirin Combination Therapy on Sustained Virologic Response in Interferon-naïve Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype 2 or 3 Infection

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • SVR [ Time Frame: 24 weeks post-treatment (ie week 40 or week 48) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Virological response [ Time Frame: End of treatment (ie week 16 or week 24) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Virological response [ Time Frame: 12 weeks post-treatment (ie week 28 or week 36) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • AEs, laboratory parameters, vital signs. [ Time Frame: Throughout study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 1469
Study Start Date: December 2003
Study Completion Date: March 2006
Primary Completion Date: March 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: peginterferon alfa-2a [Pegasys]
180 micrograms sc weekly for 16 weeks
Drug: Copegus
400mg po bid for 16 weeks
Experimental: 2 Drug: peginterferon alfa-2a [Pegasys]
180 micrograms sc weekly for 24 weeks
Drug: Copegus
400mg po bid for 24 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients >=18 years of age;
  • CHC infection (genotype 2 or 3);
  • liver biopsy (in <24 calendar months of first dose), with results consistent with CHC infection;
  • use of 2 forms of contraception during study and 6 months after the study in both men and women.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women who are pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • male partners of women who are pregnant;
  • conditions associated with decompensated liver disease;
  • other forms of liver disease, including liver cancer;
  • human immunodeficiency virus infection;
  • previous treatment with an IFN, pegylated IFN, ribavirin, viramidine, levovirin, or amantadine.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00077636

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
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Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche Identifier: NCT00077636     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NV17317
Study First Received: February 10, 2004
Last Updated: April 7, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis, Chronic
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections
Peginterferon alfa-2a
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 16, 2014