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Closed (no longer recruiting)Last updated: 2 February 2024

CA001-050: This phase II study is seeking to demonstrate that treatment with a new targeted therapy (BMS-986012) in combination with chemotherapy (carboplatin + etoposide) and immunotherapy (nivolumab) is safe, tolerable and more effective than treatment with chemotherapy and immunotherapy alone in people with newly diagnosed, extensive-stage small cell lung cancerA Randomized, Open-label Phase 2 Clinical Trial of BMS-986012 in Combination With Carboplatin, Etoposide, and Nivolumab as First-line Therapy in Extensive-stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

Clinical summary


Eligible participants will be randomly allocated to one of two experimental arms. In Experimental Arm A, participants will receive BMS-986012 + carboplatin + etoposide + nivolumab. In Experimental Arm B, participants will receive carboplatin + etoposide + nivolumab.


This trial is treating patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer


Lung Cancers Lung cancer





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Trial sponsor

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)

Scientific Title

A Randomized, Open-label Phase 2 Clinical Trial of BMS-986012 in Combination With Carboplatin, Etoposide, and Nivolumab as First-line Therapy in Extensive-stage Small Cell Lung Cancer



  • Histologically or cytologically documented extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) and extensive-stage disease (American Joint Committee on Cancer, 8th edition, Stage IV [T any, N any, M1a, M1b, or M1c], or T3-4 due to multiple lung nodules that are too extensive or tumor or nodal volume that is too large to be encompassed in a tolerable radiation plan)
  • Participants taking part in the separate PET tracer sub-study must provide a fresh tumor biopsy from any disease site (primary or metastatic)
  • Archived tumor specimens, in the form of blocks or sectioned slides, are mandatory for all participants except those participating in the separate PET tracer sub-study for whom the archived tumor specimen is optional
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status (ECOG PS) 0 or 1
  • At least 1 measurable lesion by computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors version 1.1 (RECIST v1.1) criteria
  • Adequate hematologic and end organ function
  • Must agree to follow specific methods of contraception, if applicable


  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Japan only: participation in the study is not allowed even if breastfeeding is suspended
  • Prior chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or biologic therapy for SCLC. Previously treated limited stage SCLC (LS-SCLC) participants are also excluded
  • Symptomatic brain or other central nervous system (CNS) metastases
  • Paraneoplastic autoimmune syndrome requiring systemic treatment
  • History of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, drug-induced pneumonitis, idiopathic pneumonitis, organizing pneumonia, or evidence of active pneumonitis on screening chest CT scan
  • Grade ≥ 2 peripheral sensory neuropathy at study entry
  • Significant uncontrolled cardiovascular disease
  • Active, known or suspected autoimmune disease or inflammatory disorder

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria apply


  • Your cancer has not spread to other parts of the body.
  • Your cancer has spread to other parts of the body.


  • You have certain types of non-cancer medical conditions.
  • You have had certain treatments, surgical procedures or drugs.

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