An Investigational Immuno-therapy Study of Temozolomide Plus Radiation Therapy With Nivolumab or Placebo, for Newly Diagnosed Patients With Glioblastoma (GBM, a Malignant Brain Cancer)

Study ID
STU 032016-018

Study Sites

  • UT Southwestern Ambulatory Services

Rafael Leon

Principal Investigator
Edward Pan, M.D.

Official Title

A Randomized Phase 3 Single Blind Study of Temozolomide Plus Radiation Therapy Combined With Nivolumab or Placebo in Newly Diagnosed Adult Subjects With MGMT-Methylated (Tumor O6-methylguanine DNA Methyltransferase) Glioblastoma

Brief Overview

The purpose of this study is to evaluate patients with glioblastoma that is MGMT-methylated (the MGMT gene is altered by a chemical change). Patients will receive temozolomide plus radiation therapy. They will be compared to patients receiving Nivolumab in addition to temozolomide plus radiation therapy.


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Inclusion Criteria:
- Males and Females, age ≥ 18 years old
- Newly diagnosed brain cancer or tumor called glioblastoma or GBM
- Karnofsky performance status of ≥ 70 (able to take care of self)
- Substantial recovery from surgery resection
- Tumor test result shows MGMT methylated or indeterminate tumor subtype
Exclusion Criteria:
- Biopsy-only of GBM with less than 20% of tumor removed
- Prior treatment for GBM (other than surgical resection)
- Any known tumor outside of the brain
- Recurrent or secondary GBM
- Active known or suspected autoimmune disease
Other protocol defined inclusion/exclusion criteria could apply