A Phase II, Randomized, Active-Controlled, Multi-Center Study Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of Targeted Therapy or Cancer Immunotherapy Guided by Genomic Profiling Versus Platinum-Based Chemotherapy in Patients With Cancer of Unknown Primary Site Who Have Received Three Cycles of Platinum Doublet Chemotherapy (CUPISCO)

  • End date
    May 31, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Hoffmann-La Roche
Updated on 27 October 2022


This study will compare the efficacy and safety of molecularly-guided therapy versus standard platinum-containing chemotherapy in participants with poor-prognosis cancer of unknown primary site (CUP; non-specific subset) who have achieved disease control after 3 cycles of first-line platinum based induction chemotherapy.

Condition Cancer of Unknown Primary Site
Treatment cisplatin, carboplatin, Gemcitabine, Paclitaxel, bevacizumab, Erlotinib, olaparib, Pertuzumab, Vemurafenib, Vismodegib, Cobimetinib, Alectinib, Atezolizumab, Entrectinib, Ipatasertib, Ivosidenib, Trastuzumab Subcutaneous (SC), pemigatinib
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03498521
SponsorHoffmann-La Roche
Last Modified on27 October 2022


Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Histologically-confirmed unresectable cancer of unknown primary site (CUP) diagnosed according to criteria defined in the 2015 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Clinical Practice Guidelines for CUP
No prior lines of systemic therapy for the treatment of CUP
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1
Candidate for platinum-based chemotherapy (according to the reference information for the intended chemotherapy)
At least one measurable lesion according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors, version 1.1 (RECIST v1.1)
Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue sample </= 4 months old that is expected to be sufficient for generation of a comprehensive genomic profile at a central reference pathology laboratory

Exclusion Criteria

Squamous cell CUP
Participants who can be assigned to a specific subset of CUP for which a specific treatment is recommended by the 2015 ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for CUP or with a clinical and IHC profile indicative of a specific primary tumor (favorable prognosis CUP subsets): Poorly differentiated carcinoma with midline distribution; women with papillary adenocarcinoma of the peritoneal cavity; women with adenocarcinoma involving only the axillary lymph nodes; squamous cell carcinoma of the cervical lymph nodes; poorly differentiated neuroendocrine tumors; men with blastic bone metastases and elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA); participants with a single, small, potentially resectable tumor; colon cancer-type CUP, including participants with a CK7 negative, CK20 positive, CDX-2 positive immunohistochemistry profile; CK7-positive, CK20-negative and TTF-1 positive tumors in a context suggestive of lung adenocarcinoma or thyroid cancer; IHC profile definitely indicative of breast cancer OR an IHC profile indicative of breast cancer and either a history of breast cancer or lymph nodes in the drainage areas of the breast; high-grade serious carcinoma histology and elevated CA125 tumor marker and/or a mass in the gynecological tract or any tumor mass or lymph node in the abdominal cavity; IHC profile suggestive of renal cell carcinoma and renal lesions, with a Bosniak classification higher than IIF; IHC profile compatible with cholangiocarcinoma or pancreatobiliary (or upper gastrointestinal carcinoma) AND 1 or 2 liver lesions without extrahepatic disease or with only pulmonary metastases and/or lymph nodes in the drainage areas of the liver
Known presence of brain or spinal cord metastasis (including metastases that have been irradiated only)
Histology and immunohistology profiles (per 2015 ESMO guidelines) that are not adenocarcinoma or poorly differentiated carcinoma/adenocarcinoma
History or known presence of leptomeningeal disease
Known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
Significant cardiovascular disease
Pregnancy or breastfeeding, or intention of becoming pregnant during study treatment or for up to 7 months after the final dose of treatment
Prior allogeneic stem cell or solid organ transplantation
Clear my responses

How to participate?

Step 1 Connect with a study center
What happens next?
  • You can expect the study team to contact you via email or phone in the next few days.
  • Sign up as volunteer  to help accelerate the development of new treatments and to get notified about similar trials.

You are contacting

Investigator Avatar

Primary Contact


Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

Learn more

If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

Learn more

Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

Learn more

Similar trials to consider


Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

user name

Added by • 



Reply by • Private

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.

No annotations made yet

Add a private note
  • abc Select a piece of text from the left.
  • Add notes visible only to you.
  • Send it to people through a passcode protected link.
Add a private note