Last updated on November 2018

First-line Esophageal Carcinoma Study With Chemo vs. Chemo Plus Pembrolizumab (MK-3475-590/KEYNOTE-590)


Brief description of study

The purpose of this trial is to evaluate efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab plus cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) chemotherapy versus placebo plus cisplatin and 5-FU chemotherapy as first-line treatment in participants with locally advanced or metastatic esophageal carcinoma.

The primary efficacy hypotheses are that both progression-free survival (PFS), according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 and determined by blinded independent central review, and overall survival (OS) are superior with pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy compared with placebo plus chemotherapy in all participants as well as participants whose tumors are programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1)-positive.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03189719

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Recruitment Status: Open


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