Last updated on July 2020

Nivolumab After Combined Modality Therapy in Treating Patients With High Risk Stage II-IIIB Anal Cancer

Brief description of study

This randomized phase II clinical trial studies how well nivolumab after combined modality therapy works in treating patients with high risk stage II-IIIB anal cancer. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Detailed Study Description


I. To evaluate whether therapy with nivolumab following combined modality therapy (CMT) improves disease-free survival (DFS) compared with observation in patients with high risk anal carcinoma.


I. To compare nivolumab following combined modality therapy (CMT) with observation in patients with high risk anal carcinoma with regard to:

Ia. Objective response rate (complete [CR] and partial [PR]), stable disease and progression.

Ib. Severe toxicity interval. Ic. Colostomy-free survival. Id. Overall survival. Ie. Toxicity.

OUTLINE: Patients who received standard CMT are randomized to 1 of 2 arms.

ARM A: Patients receive nivolumab intravenously (IV) over 30 minutes on day 1. Treatment repeats every 4 weeks for up to 6 cycles in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

ARM B: Patients undergo observation for up to 6 months.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 6 weeks, every 3 months for 2 years, and then every 6 months for 3 years.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03233711

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Margaret R Pardee Memorial Hospital

Hendersonville, NC United States
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Recruitment Status: Open

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