A Long Term Extension Study of WA19926 of RoActemra/Actemra (Tocilizumab) in Patients With Early Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified April 2014 by Hoffmann-La Roche
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: August 16, 2012
Last updated: April 7, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

This open-label, single arm, multicenter long-term extension study of WA19926 will evaluate the safety and efficacy of RoActemra/Actemra (tocilizumab) in patients with early moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis who have completed the 104-week WA19926 core study. Eligible patients will receive RoActemra/Actemra 8 mg/kg intravenously every 4 weeks for up to 104 weeks.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug: tocilizumab [RoActemra/Actemra]
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Open-Label, Single Arm, Long Term Extension Study of WA 19926 to Describe Safety During Treatment With Tocilizumab in Patients With Early, Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Long-term safety: Incidence of adverse events [ Time Frame: approximately 2.5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy according to DAS28-ESR/SDAI/TJC/SJC [ Time Frame: approximately 2.5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Sustained drug-free remission according to DAS28-ESR/SDAI remission criteria [ Time Frame: approximately 2.5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: December 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: RoActemra/Actemra Drug: tocilizumab [RoActemra/Actemra]
8 mg/kg iv every 4 weeks, 104 weeks


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients, >/= 18 years of age
  • Patients who complete their last WA19926 core study visit (Week 104) and who may benefit from study drug treatment according to the Investigator's assessment
  • No current or recent adverse event or laboratory finding preventing the use of the study drug dose of RoActemra/Actemra 8 mg/kg at baseline visit
  • Women of childbearing potential must agree to use adequate contraception as defined by protocol during the treatment period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant females
  • Patients who have withdrawn prematurely from the WA19926 core study for any reason
  • Treatment with any investigational agent or cell-depleting therapies since the last administration of study drug in WA19926
  • Treatment with an anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) or anti-interleukin (IL) 1 agent, or a T-cell costimulation modulator since the last administration of study drug in WA19926
  • Immunization with a live/attenuated vaccine since the last administration of study drug in WA19926
  • Diagnosis since last WA19926 visit (Week 104) of rheumatic autoimmune disease other than rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diagnosis since last WA19926 visit (Week 104) of inflammatory joint disease other than rheumatoid arthritis
  • History of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions to humanized or murine monoclonal antibodies, including tocilizumab and its excipients
  • Evidence of severe uncontrolled concomitant disease or disorder
  • Known active or history of recurrent infections
  • Active tuberculosis requiring treatment in the previous 3 years
  • History of alcohol, drug or chemical abuse since inclusion in the WA19926 study
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01668966

Contact: Reference Study ID Number: ML28080 www.roche.com/about_roche/roche_worldwide.htm 888-662-6728 (U.S. Only) global.rochegenentechtrials@roche.com

Goiania, GO, Brazil, 74110-120
Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil, 36010-570
Active, not recruiting
Curtiba, PR, Brazil, 80030-110
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 90610-000
Active, not recruiting
Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, 04266-010
Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, 04026-000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01668966     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML28080
Study First Received: August 16, 2012
Last Updated: April 7, 2014
Health Authority: Brazil: ANVISA - Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014