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Dose Finding Study of Namilumab in Combination With Methotrexate in Participants With Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) (NEXUS)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02379091
First Posted: March 4, 2015
Last Update Posted: February 7, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Takeda
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to establish proof of concept and identify the optimal efficacious dose for namilumab in RA in patients with an inadequate response to methotrexate (MTX-IR) and in patients with an inadequate response to one tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-inhibitor (TNF-IR).

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug: Namilumab Drug: Placebo Drug: Methotrexate Drug: Folic/folinic acid Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 24-Week Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Dose Finding Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of 3 Doses of Namilumab (20 mg, 80 mg and 150 mg) in Combination With Methotrexate (MTX) in Subjects With Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Further study details as provided by Takeda:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline in Disease Activity Score 28 C-Reactive Protein (DAS28-CRP) at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 12 ]
    The DAS28-CRP score is a measure of the participant's disease activity calculated using the tender joint count (TJC) [28 joints], swollen joint count (SJC) [28 joints], general health: patient's global assessment of disease activity [visual analog scale: 0=no disease activity to 100=maximum disease activity] and acute phase response: C-Reactive Protein (CRP) for a total possible score of 0 (best) to approximately 10 (worst). Scores below 2.6 indicate best disease control and scores above 5.1 indicate worse disease control. A negative change from Baseline indicates improvement.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants Achieving American College of Rheumatology 20% (ACR20), 50% (ACR 50) and 70% (ACR70) and ACRn Response at Weeks 12 and 24 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Weeks 12 and 24 ]

    ACR20/50/70 response is defined as a ≥20/50/70% reduction from Baseline for both total joint count-68 joints (TJC68) and swollen joint count-66 joints (SJC66), and 3 of the following:

    • Patient's Assessment of Pain over the previous 24 hours using a Visual Analog Scale (VAS); left end of the line 0=no pain to right end of the line 100=unbearable pain
    • Patient's Global Assessment of Disease Activity
    • Physician's Global Assessment of Disease Activity over the previous 24 hours using a VAS where left end of the line 0=no disease activity to right end of the line 100=maximum disease activity
    • Health Assessment Questionnaire: 20 questions, 8 components: dressing/grooming, arising, eating, walking, hygiene, reach, grip and activities, 0=without difficulty to 3=unable to do
    • Acute-phase reactant: C-reactive Protein (CRP). American College of Rheumatology N index (ACRn) is defined as the lowest percentage improvement for TJC68, SJC66 and the median of the 5 ACR components.

  • Mean Change From Baseline in DAS28-CRP at Week 2, 6 and 24 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Weeks 2, 6 and 24 ]
    The DAS28-CRP score is a measure of the participant's disease activity calculated using the tender joint count (TJC) [28 joints], swollen joint count (SJC) [28 joints], general health: patient's global assessment of disease activity [visual analog scale: 0=no disease activity to 100=maximum disease activity] and acute phase response: C-Reactive Protein (CRP) for a total possible score of 0 (best) to approximately 10 (worst). Scores below 2.6 indicate best disease control and scores above 5.1 indicate worse disease control. A negative change from Baseline indicates improvement.

  • Percentage of Participants with a Reduction of Pain as Measured Using a Visual Analog Scale (VAS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Weeks 2, 12 and 24 ]
    Reduction of Pain, defined as a ≥40% change from Baseline as measured using a 100 mm Visual Analog Scale (VAS); left end of the line 0=no pain to right end of the line 100=unbearable pain at weeks 2, 12 and 24.


Enrollment: 108
Study Start Date: February 2015
Study Completion Date: November 2016
Primary Completion Date: November 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Namilumab 20 mg/mL
Namilumab 20 mg/mL, subcutaneous (SC) injection, once on Days 1, 15, 43, 71 and every 4 weeks up to Week 24 and a stable dose of methotrexate tablets (15-25 mg weekly), and folic acid (at least 5 mg/week), orally, throughout the duration of the study.
Drug: Namilumab
Namilumab subcutaneous injection
Drug: Methotrexate
Methotrexate tablets
Drug: Folic/folinic acid
Folic/folinic acid tablets
Experimental: Namilumab 80 mg/mL
Namilumab 80 mg/mL, SC injection, once on Days 1, 15, 43, 71 and every 4 weeks up to Week 24 and a stable dose of methotrexate tablets (15-25 mg weekly), and folic acid (at least 5 mg/week), orally, throughout the duration of the study.
Drug: Namilumab
Namilumab subcutaneous injection
Drug: Methotrexate
Methotrexate tablets
Drug: Folic/folinic acid
Folic/folinic acid tablets
Experimental: Namilumab 150 mg/mL
Namilumab 150 mg/mL, SC injection, once on Days 1, 15, 43, 71 and every 4 weeks up to Week 24 and a stable dose of methotrexate tablets (15-25 mg weekly), and folic acid (at least 5 mg/week), orally, throughout the duration of the study.
Drug: Namilumab
Namilumab subcutaneous injection
Drug: Methotrexate
Methotrexate tablets
Drug: Folic/folinic acid
Folic/folinic acid tablets
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Namilumab placebo-matching, SC injection, once on Days 1, 15, 43, 71 and every 4 weeks up to Week 24 and a stable dose of methotrexate tablets (15-25 mg weekly) and folic acid (at least 5 mg/week) orally throughout the duration of the study.
Drug: Placebo
Namilumab placebo-matching subcutaneous injection
Drug: Methotrexate
Methotrexate tablets
Drug: Folic/folinic acid
Folic/folinic acid tablets

Detailed Description:

The drug being tested in this study is called namilumab. Namilumab is being tested to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in people who have an inadequate response to methotrexate, and in people who have an inadequate response to tumor necrosis factor-inhibitor (TNF-IR). This study will look at improvement in disease activity in participants who take namilumab.

The study will enroll approximately 100 patients. Participants will be randomly assigned (by chance) to one of the four treatment groups—which will remain undisclosed to the patient and study doctor during the study (unless there is an urgent medical need):

  • Namilumab 20 mg/mL subcutaneous injection
  • Namilumab 80 mg/mL subcutaneous injection
  • Namilumab 150 mg/mL subcutaneous injection
  • Placebo (dummy inactive subcutaneous injection) - this is a medication that looks like the study drug but has no active ingredient.

All participants will receive namilumab or placebo as specified in the protocol. A stable dose of methotrexate and daily folic acid will also be required treatments.

This multi-centre trial will be conducted worldwide. The overall time to participate in this study is up to 40 weeks. Participants will make multiple visits to the clinic, including a follow-up assessment up to 18 weeks after the last dose of study medication.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. In the opinion of the investigator, the participant is capable of understanding and complying with protocol requirements.
  2. The participant or, when applicable, the participant's legally acceptable representative signs and dates a written, informed consent form and any required privacy authorization prior to the initiation of any study procedures.
  3. Is male or female and aged 18 years (20 years in Japan) or older (65 years maximum in Czech Republic) at time of signing the informed consent form.
  4. Must have adult onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as defined by the 2010 American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/ European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) criteria for the classification of RA for at least 6 months prior to Screening Visit.

Must have active disease defined as:

a. At least moderately active disease defined by Disease Activity Score 28 based on C-reactive protein [DAS28(CRP)] ≥3.2 at screening and Disease Activity Score 28 based on Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate [DAS28(ESR)] ≥3.2 at baseline visit [Day 1] and Swollen joint count (SJC) ≥4 (within the 28 joints from DAS28) at both the Screening and baseline [Day 1] Visits.

6. Visual analog scale (VAS) pain >40 mm as measured using the 100 mm study site electronic VAS scale at the Screening Visit and baseline [Day 1] Visits.

7. Currently receiving treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) with methotrexate (MTX), and:

  • Has received MTX on a weekly basis for at least 3 months prior to the Baseline (Day 1) Visit AND;
  • Has received treatment with 15 mg/week ≤MTX ≤25 mg/week (6 mg/week ≤MTX ≤16 mg/week in Japan) at a stable dose via the same route of administration and formulation for at least 8 weeks prior to Baseline [Day 1] Visit

OR:

For participants outside Japan, a stable dose for at least 8 weeks of MTX of ≥7.5 mg/week is acceptable, if the MTX dose has been reduced for reasons of documented intolerance to MTX, e.g. hepatic or hematological toxicity documented in Electronic case report form (eCRF), or per local requirement.

8. Willing to continue or initiate treatment with oral folic acid (at least 5 mg/week) or equivalent and be treated during the entire study (mandatory co-medication for MTX treatment).

9. Must have a posterior, anterior (PA) and lateral chest x-ray obtained within 3 months prior to Screening, or recorded during screening.

10. A female participant of childbearing potential who is sexually active with a nonsterilized male partner agrees to routinely use adequate contraception from signing of the informed consent throughout the duration of the study until the end of the safety follow up (18 weeks after last dose).

11. A male participant who is non-sterilized and sexually active with a female partner of childbearing potential agrees to use adequate contraception from signing of the informed consent throughout the duration of the study until the end of the safety follow up (18 weeks after last dose).

12. Is able and willing to complete questionnaires at home using an electronic device in an approved language.

13. Has either Inadequate response to methotrexate (MTX-IR) or Inadequate response to TNF-inhibitor (TNF-IR).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Participants <18 years of age (<20 years in Japan) or less than the legal adult age in the country of the study site, whichever is higher. Participants >65 years of age in Czech Republic.
  2. Has received any investigational compound within 30 days, or within 5 half lives (whichever is longer) prior to the Screening Visit, or is participating or plans to participate in any other clinical study during this study.
  3. Has a history of or currently has any inflammatory joint disease other than RA (eg, gout, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, seronegative spondyloarthropathy or Lyme disease) or other systemic autoimmune disorder (eg, systemic lupus erythematosus [SLE], inflammatory bowel disease, scleroderma, inflammatory myopathy, mixed connective tissue disease or other overlap syndrome).
  4. Has any major systemic features of RA, eg, Felty's syndrome, vasculitis or interstitial fibrosis of the lungs.
  5. Has a diagnosis of primary fibromyalgia that would make it difficult to appropriately assess RA activity for the purposes of this study.
  6. History of juvenile idiopathic arthritis or arthritis onset prior to age 16.
  7. Is required to take or has taken excluded medications.

Has any of the following laboratory abnormalities at the screening visit (identified by the central laboratory):

  1. Hemoglobin <8.5 g/dL;
  2. Neutrophils <1500/mm^3;
  3. Platelet count <75000 cells/mm^3;
  4. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or alanine aminotransferase (ALT) >1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN);
  5. Bilirubin (total) >ULN, unless Gilbert's disease has been determined by genetic testing and has been documented.

    9. Has a history of hypersensitivity or allergies to any of the contents of the formulation.

    10. Has any clinically significant illness, including infection requiring antibiotics, within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study medication, which may influence the outcome of the study.

    11. Has an underlying condition that predisposes to infections (eg, immunodeficiency, poorly controlled diabetes history, splenectomy).

    12. Evidence of clinically significant respiratory disease, on the basis of review the data from participants' respiratory assessments, including chest x-ray, lung function tests (forced expiratory volume in one second [FEV1] and forced vital capacity [FVC]) by spirometry performed at screening). The participants must have Saturation of peripheral oxygen (SpO2) ≥94%, FEV1 and FVC ≥60 % of predicted values and a Medical Research Council (MRC) Breathlessness Scale score of less than 4 at Screening and at Baseline and no uncontrolled lung disease. A participant's treatment which has been modified to control lung disease within 24 weeks prior to screening is exclusionary.

    13. History of clinically significant interstitial lung disease (ILD) eg, history of chronic or recurrent pulmonary infection where macrophages are important for the clearance of the infection eg, pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) formerly known as pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), nocardia infections, Actinomyces infection, Japanese and Korean participants will be tested using Beta glucans test and participants will be excluded unless the Beta-Glucans test is negative.

    14. Presence or history of active tuberculosis (TB) or latent TB infection, where no anti-TB treatment has been given or where successful completion of an appropriate course of anti-TB therapy cannot be documented.

    15. A positive QuantiFERON-TB Gold test and/or evidence of active or latent TB by chest X-ray, not accompanied by initiation of an approved regimen of anti-TB therapy at least 12 months prior to the Baseline visit.

    16. Has a known history of infection with hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, or human immunodeficiency virus, or has serological findings at the Screening Visit which indicate active or latent hepatitis B, hepatitis C or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

    (Japan only) Participant has a positive result for hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis B virus antibody [hepatitis B surface antibody (HBs antibody) / hepatitis B virus core antibody (HBc antibody)], hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody. However, participants who are HBs antibody solely positive (but HBsAg and HBc antibody negative), resulting from hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination, are not to be excluded from the study.

    17. Has a history of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and/or history of severe COPD exacerbation(s), or a history of asthma with exacerbations requiring hospitalization (including emergency or acute care treatments), within the last 12 months prior to the Screening visit.

    18. History of MTX-associated lung toxicity. 19. Has a history or evidence of a clinically significant disorder (including but not limited to cardiopulmonary, oncologic, renal, metabolic, hematologic or psychiatric), condition or disease that, in the opinion of the investigator and/or Medical Monitor would pose a risk to participant safety or interfere with the study evaluation, procedures or completion.

    20. Any significant cardiac disease (eg, coronary artery disease with unstable angina, coronary heart failure New York Heart Association [NYHA] Class III and IV, familial long QT syndrome).

    21. Has a history of treatment with anti-chemotherapy (eg, alkylating agents, anti-metabolites [except MTX and Azathioprine], and purine analogues) and/or anti-cancer monoclonal antibodies within the last 5 years with the exception of topical anticancer drugs used in the treatment of basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or pre-cancerous skin lesions.

    22. Has a history of cancer within the last 10 years except for basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas of the skin or in situ carcinoma of the cervix treated and considered cured.

    23. Has a history of drug abuse (defined as any illicit drug use), or a history of alcohol abuse within 2 years prior to the Screening visit.

    24. Has a severe psychiatric or neurological disorder. 25. If female, the participant is pregnant or lactating or intends to become pregnant before, during, or within 18 weeks after the last treatment visit; or intends to donate ova during such time periods.

    26. If male, the participant intends to donate sperm during or within 18 weeks after the last treatment visit.

    27. Has plans to donate germ cells, organs or bone marrow during the course of the study and within 6 months after the last injection of investigational medicinal product (IMP).

    28. Elective surgical procedure, including bone or joint surgery/ synovectomy (including joint fusion or replacement) within 12 weeks prior to baseline visit, or if the participant plans to have elective surgical procedure during the study, or within 18 weeks after the last treatment visit.

    29. Is an immediate family member, study site employee, or is in a dependent relationship with a study site employee involved in conduct of this study (eg, spouse, parent, child, sibling), or may consent under duress.

    30. Is suspected to be unable or unwilling to adequately comply with study procedures eg, language problems.

  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02379091


Locations
Bulgaria
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Ruse, Bulgaria
Sofia, Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Praha 2, Czech Republic
Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic
Zlin, Czech Republic
Japan
Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-Ken, Japan
Iizuka-shi, Fukuoka-Ken, Japan
Kitakyusyu-shi, Fukuoka-Ken, Japan
Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo-Ken, Japan
Morioka-shi, Iwate-Ken, Japan
Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-Ken, Japan
Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto-Ken, Japan
Miyagi-gun, Miyagi-Ken, Japan
Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki-Ken, Japan
Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki-Ken, Japan
Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka-Ken, Japan
Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama-Ken, Japan
Korea, Republic of
Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of
Poland
Bydgoszcz, Poland
Torun, Poland
Russian Federation
Kazan, Russian Federation
Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Ulyanovsk, Russian Federation
Voronezh, Russian Federation
Spain
La Coruna, Spain
Sevilla, Spain
United Kingdom
Romford, Essex, United Kingdom
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Takeda
Investigators
Study Director: Medical Director Clinical Science Takeda
  More Information

Responsible Party: Takeda
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02379091     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M1-1188_202
U1111-1151-6931 ( Registry Identifier: WHO )
2013-002805-76 ( EudraCT Number )
14/SC/1252 ( Registry Identifier: NRES )
First Submitted: November 28, 2014
First Posted: March 4, 2015
Last Update Posted: February 7, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017

Keywords provided by Takeda:
Drug therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Methotrexate
Leucovorin
Levoleucovorin
Folic Acid
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Antidotes
Protective Agents
Vitamin B Complex