KEYNOTE-590 : A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase III Clinical Trial of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in Combination With Cisplatin and 5-Fluorouracil Versus Placebo in Combination With Cisplatin and 5-Fluorouracil as First-Line Treatment in Subjects With Advanced/Metastatic Esophageal Carcinoma

Male or<br/>FemaleGender Male or
Female

RecruitingStatus Recruiting

Systemic<br/>Therapy TrialTypeSystemic
Therapy Trial

ThreePhase Three

18+Age Over 18

Oesophagus<br/>CancersCancer LocationOesophagus
Cancers

Systemic therapy | Stomach and upper gastrointestinal tractOesophagus

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This Phase III trial is evaluating an immunotherapy drug (Pembrolizumab) and a combination chemotherapy (5-fluorouracil, given alone or in combination with Pemrolizumab) for the treatment of advanced oesophageal cancer.
 

This trial is treating patients with oesophageal cancer.

This is a systemic therapy trial.

You may be able to join this trial if:

  • Your cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

You may be excluded from this trial if:

  • You have a certain disease or psychological condition.
  • You have been diagnosed with a prior or secondary type of cancer.
  • You have had certain treatments, surgical procedures or drugs.

Clinical trials have complex eligibility criteria - talk to your doctor about your interest in this trial.

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Scientific Title

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase III Clinical Trial of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in Combination With Cisplatin and 5-Fluorouracil Versus Placebo in Combination With Cisplatin and 5-Fluorouracil as First-Line Treatment in Subjects With Advanced/Metastatic Esophageal Carcinoma

Commercial Sponsor

Merck

Summary

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. In the experimental arm, participants will receive pembrolizumab 200 mg intravenously (IV) every 3 weeks (Q3W), cisplatin 80 mg/m^2 IV Q3W, and 5-FU 800 mg/m^2/day continuous IV infusion on Days 1 to 5 (120 hours). In the control arm, Participants receive placebo to pembrolizumab (saline) IV Q3W, cisplatin 80 mg/m^2 IV Q3W, and 5-FU 800 mg/m^2/day continuous IV infusion on Days 1 to 5 (120 hours). All treatments will be administered on an outpatient basis beginning on Day 1 of each 3-week dosing cycle.

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Box Hill Hospital Medical Oncology
Box Hill
Yvonne Chan
yvonne.chan@monash.edu
03 9895 3203

PCCTU (Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit) *
Parkville
Ms Marian Lieschke
marian.lieschke@petermac.org
03 8559 7140

Trial Overview: General information about a clinical trial. This section provides an overview of who might be able to join this trial and what type of treatment is involved.

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