FDA Stalls Bristol-Myers Opdivo Myeloma Trials

Sep 06, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed a partial clinical hold on CA209602 (CheckMate-602), CA209039 (CheckMate-039) and CA204142, three clinical trials investigating Opdivo (nivolumab)-based combinations in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.

Bristol-Myers says this partial clinical hold is related to risks identified in trials studying another anti–PD-1 agent, pembrolizumab, in patients with multiple myeloma. The FDA determined data currently available from non-Opdivo studies indicate the risks of PD-1/PD-L1 treatment plus pomalidomide or lenalidomide and possibly PD-1/PD-L1 treatments alone or with other combinations outweigh potential benefit for patients with multiple myeloma.

As part of the terms of the partial clinical hold, patients currently enrolled in CheckMate-602, CheckMate-039 and CA204142 who are experiencing clinical benefit can continue treatment. No new patients will enroll in the studies at this time.

For more details of the trials on partial clinical hold, click here.