Last updated on September 2020

Safety and Efficacy Study of PDR001 in Patients With Recurrent or Metastatic Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

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

  • Conditions: Nasopharyngeal Cancer | Carcinoma | Advanced Malignancies | Vulvar Dysplasia and Carcinoma
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically documented non-keratinizing locally advanced recurrent or metastatic NPC.
  • Must be resistant to platinum-based chemotherapy (defined as progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy given in the recurrent/metastatic setting).
  • May have received at least 1 prior therapy for recurrent or metastatic disease, up to 2 prior systemic therapies.
  • An archival tumor specimen or newly obtained tumor sample may be submitted at screening/baseline (a fresh tumor sample is preferred), unless agreed differently between Novartis and the Investigator.
  • At least 1 measurable lesion (as per RECIST v1.1) progressing or new since last anti-tumor therapy.
  • Prior treated brain or meningeal metastases must be without MRI evidence of progression for at least 8 weeks and off systemic steroids for at least 2 weeks prior to screening/baseline.
  • Patient must be willing to undergo testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) if not tested within the past 6 months. If HIV+ positive, patient will be eligible if: his/ her CD4+ count 300/L; his/her viral load is undetectable; he/she is currently receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of severe hypersensitivity reactions to other mAbs
  • Active autoimmune disease or a documented history of autoimmune disease, except vitiligo or resolved asthma/atopy that is treated with broncho-dilators.
  • Active HBV or HCV infections requiring therapy.
  • Prior PD-1- or PD-L1-directed therapy or any therapeutic cancer vaccine.
  • Patients receiving systemic treatment with any immunosuppressive medication.
  • Use of any vaccines against infectious diseases (e.g. varicella, pneumococcus) within 4 weeks of initiation of study treatment.

Other protocol-define inclusion/exclusion may apply.

Recruitment Status: Closed


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