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A Study of CNP520 Versus Placebo in Participants at Risk for the Onset of Clinical Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease (Generation S2)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03131453
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 27, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 6, 2018
Banner Alzheimer's Institute
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of CNP520 on cognition, global clinical status, and underlying AD pathology, as well as the safety of CNP520, in people at risk for the onset of clinical symptoms of AD based on their age, APOE genotype and elevated amyloid.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Alzheimer's Disease Drug: CNP520 50mg Drug: CNP520 15mg Other: Placebo to CNP520 Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:

The study uses a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group, adaptive design with variable treatment duration in approximately 2000 cognitively unimpaired participants aged 60 to 75 years, with at least one APOE4 allele (Homozygotes or Heterozygotes) and, if Heterozygotes, with evidence of elevated brain amyloid.

The screening period is expected to last about 12 weeks. Participants will receive disclosure of their individual test results for APOE genotyping and brain amyloid status.

Treatment duration is variable (event driven trial) for at least 60 months, and up to an expected maximum of 84 months.

Participants will return to the study site every three months for drug dispensing and every six months for safety and efficacy assessments, including neuropsychological scales with input from the study partner. Brain MRI scans will be conducted at month 6 and month 12, and on a yearly basis thereafter.

The Follow-up visit will be scheduled 12 weeks after the end of the Treatment Epoch. An additional CSF and / or PET AD biomarker assessments will be conducted on a voluntary basis at year 2 and 5.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 2000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of CNP520 in Participants at Risk for the Onset of Clinical Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease (AD).
Actual Study Start Date : August 3, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 30, 2024
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 30, 2024

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm#1: CNP520 50 mg
CNP520 50 mg capsule given p.o.
Drug: CNP520 50mg
Other Name: CNP520 50 mg capsule p.o. for the duration of the Treatment Epoch
Experimental: Arm#2: CNP520 15 mg
CNP520 15 mg capsule given p.o.
Drug: CNP520 15mg
Other Name: CNP520 15 mg capsule p.o. for the duration of Treatment Epoch
Placebo Comparator: Arm#3: Placebo
Placebo to CNP520 capsule given p.o.
Other: Placebo to CNP520
Other Name: Placebo to CNP520 p.o. for the duration of Treatment Epoch

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to event [ Time Frame: Through study completion, at least 5 years ]
    Event is defined as diagnosis of MCI due to AD or dementia due to AD, whichever occurs first during the course of the study, after confirmation by the adjudication committee

  2. Change in the Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative Composite Cognitive (APCC) Test Score [ Time Frame: Baseline to Month 60 ]
    Composite score derived from the specific tests from the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neurological Status (RBANS), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Raven's Progressive Matrices

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Clinical Dementia Rating Scale Sum of Boxes (CDR-SOB) score [ Time Frame: Baseline to Month 60 ]
    To demonstrate the effects of CNP520, vs. placebo on global clinical status

  2. Change on the Total Scale score and individual neurocognitive domain index scores of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) [ Time Frame: Baseline to Month 60 ]
    To demonstrate the effects of CNP520, vs. placebo on cognition

  3. Change in the Everyday Cognition scale (ECog) total scores [ Time Frame: Baseline to Month 60 ]
    To demonstrate the effects of CNP520, vs. placebo on function reported by the participant and study partner, respectively

  4. Change in cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) [ Time Frame: Through study completion, at least 5 years ]
    To demonstrate the effects of CNP520 vs placebo on CAA, as measured by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  5. Change on volume of brain regions [ Time Frame: Baseline to Month 60 ]
    To demonstrate the effects of CNP520 vs placebo on brain atrophy, as measured by volumetric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  6. Change in amyloid deposition as measured by standardized uptake ratio (SUVR) of radiotracer positron emission tomography (PET) scan [ Time Frame: Baseline to Months 24 and 60 ]
    To demonstrate the effects of CNP520 vs placebo on Alzheimer's Disease-related biomarkers

  7. Change in CSF levels of Aβ40, Aβ42 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Months 24 and 60 ]
    To demonstrate the effects of CNP520 vs placebo on Alzheimer's Disease-related biomarkers

  8. Change in CSF levels of total tau and phosphorylated tau [ Time Frame: Baseline to Months 24 and 60 ]
    To demonstrate the effects of CNP520 vs placebo on Alzheimer's Disease-related biomarkers

  9. Number of participants with adverse events as a measure of safety [ Time Frame: Through study completion, at least 5 years ]
    To demonstrate the safety and tolerability of CNP520 vs placebo

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • consent to receive disclosure of their risk estimates to develop clinical symptoms of AD based on their APOE genotype and, if Heterozygotes, evidence of elevated brain amyloid.
  • Male or female, age 60 to 75 years inclusive. Females must be considered post-menopausal and not of child bearing potential
  • Cognitively unimpaired as evaluated by memory tests performed at screening.
  • Participant's willingness to have a study partner.
  • Carrier of at least one APOE4 gene if Heterozygotes, elevated brain amyloid (as measured by CSF Abeta or amyloid PET imaging).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any disability that may prevent the participants from completing all study requirements. -
  • Current medical or neurological condition that might impact cognition or performance on cognitive assessments.
  • Advanced, severe progressive or unstable disease that may interfere with the safety, tolerability and study assessments, or put the participant at special risk.
  • History of malignancy of any organ system, treated or untreated, within the past 60 months.
  • Indication for, or current treatment with ChEIs and/or another AD treatment (e.g. memantine).
  • Contraindication or intolerance to MRI.
  • Brain MRI results showing findings unrelated to AD that, in the opinion of the Investigator might be a leading cause to cognitive decline, might pose a risk to the participant, or might prevent a satisfactory MRI assessment for safety monitoring.
  • Suicidal Ideation in the past six months, or Suicidal Behavior in the past two years.
  • A positive drug screen at Screening, if, in the Investigator's opinion, this is due to drug abuse.
  • Significantly abnormal laboratory results at Screening, not as a result of a temporary condition.
  • Current clinically significant ECG findings.
  • Clinically relevant depigmenting or hypopigmenting conditions (e.g. albinism, vitiligo) or active / history of chronic urticaria in the past year.

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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): NCT03131453

Contact: Novartis Pharmaceuticals 1-888-669-6682 trialandresults.registries@novartis.com
Contact: UBC Call Center 1-866-244-8907 info@generationprogram.com

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United States, Arizona
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, 901 East Willetta Street Recruiting
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85006
Contact    602-839-6230    Kinal.bhatt@bannerhealth.com   
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 West Santa Fe Drive, Building B Recruiting
Sun City, Arizona, United States, 85351
Contact    623-832-6590    nadira.trncic@bannerhealth.com   
United States, California
ATP Clinical Research Inc, 3151 Airway Avenue T 3 Recruiting
Costa Mesa, California, United States, 92626
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Irvine Center for Clinical Res, 2515 McCabe Way Recruiting
Irvine, California, United States, 92618
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Torrance Clinical Research Institute, 25043 Narbonne Avenue Recruiting
Lomita, California, United States, 90717
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Syrentis Clinical Research, 1401 N Tustin Ave, Suite 130 Recruiting
Santa Ana, California, United States, 92705
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United States, Colorado
Mountain Neurological Research, 350 Market Street, Suite 316 Recruiting
Basalt, Colorado, United States, 81621
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Colorado Springs Neurological, 2312 North Nevada Avenue, Suite 100 Recruiting
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States, 80907
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Denver Neurological Clinic, 950 E Harvard Ave Not yet recruiting
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80210
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Yale University, One Church Street, Suite 600 Recruiting
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06519
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Quantum Laboratories Recruiting
Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States, 33064
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Brain Matters Research, Inc., 800 NW 17th Avenue Recruiting
Delray Beach, Florida, United States, 33445
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Infinity Clinical Research LLC, 4925 Sheridan Street, Suite 200 Recruiting
Hollywood, Florida, United States, 33021
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Alzheimer39s Research and Trea, 5065 State Road , Suite 102 Recruiting
Lake Worth, Florida, United States, 33449
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Meridien Research, 2300 Maitland center, Pkwy Ste 230 Recruiting
Maitland, Florida, United States, 32751
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Miami, Florida, United States, 33175
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Miami, Florida, United States, 33176
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Compass Research, LLC,100 West Gore Street, Suite 202 Recruiting
Orlando, Florida, United States, 32806
Contact    407-426-9299    Amy.edridge@Bioclinica.com   
Roskamp Institute, Inc., 2040 Whitfield Avenue Recruiting
Sarasota, Florida, United States, 34243
Contact    941-256-8018    dyildirim@roskampinstitute.net   
United States, Hawaii
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience, 2230 Liliha st 104 Recruiting
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96817
Contact    808-261-4476    research@hawaiineuroscience.com   
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Advanced Clinical Research, 2950 E Magic View Dr, Suite 182 Recruiting
Meridian, Idaho, United States, 83642
Contact    208-377-8653    kwalk@acr-research.com   
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Alexian Brothers Neuroscience, 800 Biesterfield Rd, Neuroscience Institute Brock Recruiting
Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States, 60007
Contact    847-981-3645    Carolyn.ferrari@amitahealth.org   
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QUEST Research Institute, 28595 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 301 Recruiting
Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States, 48334
Contact    248-957-8940    mbelkin@mindonline.com   
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Hattiesburg Clinic, 415 South 28th Avenue Recruiting
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States, 39401
Contact    601-579-5016    Kayleigh.Moring@hattiesburgclinic.com   
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Albuquerque Neuroscience, 101 Hospital Loop ne, 209 209 Recruiting
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87102
Contact    505-848-3773    Andy@albneuro.com   
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NYU Langone Medical Center, 145 East 32nd Street, 2nd Floor, Room 226 Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Contact    212-263-5845    Shannon.chen@nyumc.org   
United States, North Carolina
ANI Neurology, PLLC dba Alzhe, 7809 Sardis Road Not yet recruiting
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28270
Contact    704-364-4005    sbolouri@amcneurology.com   
United States, Oklahoma
Tulsa Clinical Research LLC, 1705 E 19th ST., STE 406/408 Recruiting
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74104
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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, United States, 19090
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East Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02914
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02906
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Roper Hospital, 316 Calhoun Street 5th Floor Recruiting
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29401
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Novartis Investigative Site Withdrawn
Middleton, Wisconsin, United States, 53562
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Toronto Memory Program, 1 Valleybrook Drive Suite 400 Not yet recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3B 2S7
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Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
Reykjavik, Iceland, IS-101
Ehime University Hospital, Shitsukawa Recruiting
Tooncity, Ehime, Japan, 791-0295
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San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918
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Singapore, Singapore, 308433
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Barcelona, Spain, 08005
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Basel, CH, Switzerland, 4002
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Lausanne, Switzerland, CH-1011
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Banner Alzheimer's Institute
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03131453     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCNP520A2202J
2016-002976-28 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: April 27, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 6, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description:

Novartis is committed to sharing with qualified external researchers, access to patient-level data and supporting clinical documents from eligible studies. These requests are reviewed and approved by an independent review panel on the basis of scientific merit. All data provided is anonymized to respect the privacy of patients who have participated in the trial in line with applicable laws and regulations.

This trial data availability is according to the criteria and process described on www.clinicalstudydatarequest.com

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Placebo controlled,
APOE4 carriers,
Brain Amyloid,
Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease (AD),
Aβ lowering,
BACE-1 inhibitor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders