Last updated on February 2020

Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) Plus Gemcitabine/Cisplatin Versus Placebo Plus Gemcitabine/Cisplatin for First-Line Advanced and/or Unresectable Biliary Tract Carcinoma (BTC) (MK-3475-966/KEYNOTE-966)


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Biliary Tract Carcinoma
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria

  • Has histologically confirmed diagnosis of advanced (metastatic) and/or unresectable (locally advanced) biliary tract cancer (intra-or extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma or gallbladder cancer)
  • Has measurable disease based on Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST 1.1), as determined by the site investigator
  • Participants with a history of hepatitis B or hepatitis C can be enrolled if they meet study criteria
  • Is able to provide archival tumor tissue sample or newly obtained core or excisional biopsy of a tumor lesion
  • Has a life expectancy of greater than 3 months
  • Has adequate organ function

Exclusion Criteria

  • Has had previous systemic therapy for advanced (metastatic) or unresectable (locally advanced) biliary tract cancer (intra-or extra hepatic cholangiocarcinoma or gallbladder cancer), with the exception of adjuvant therapy which is allowed
  • Has ampullary cancer
  • Has small cell cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, lymphoma, sarcoma, mixed tumor histology and/or mucinous cystic neoplasms
  • Has received prior therapy with an anti-programmed cell death 1 (anti-PD-1), antiprogrammed cell death ligand 1 or 2 (anti-PD-L1, anti-PD-L2) agent or with an agent directed to another stimulatory or co-inhibitory T-cell receptor (e.g., cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 [CTLA-4], OX-40, CD137)
  • Has a known history of, or any evidence of, central nervous system (CNS) metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis, as assessed by local site investigator
  • Has had an allogenic tissue/solid organ transplant

Recruitment Status: Open


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