Efficacy and Safety Study of Sirukumab in Patients With Giant Cell Arteritis
Phone: Marina Dzhelali on 04 918 5117
Trial website: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02531633
Trial purpose: Sirukumab is a fully human anti-interleukin-6 (IL-6) immunoglobulin G1-kappa with a high affinity and specificity for binding to the human IL-6 molecule that may have therapeutic benefit in the treatment of giant cell arteritis (GCA) by interruption of multiple pathogenic pathways. Sirukumab inhibits IL-6-mediated signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) phosphorylation, resulting in the inhibition of the biological effect of IL-6. This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of sirukumab to characterize the benefit-to-risk profile of sirukumab in the treatment of active GCA. The study will be conducted in 2 distinct parts (Part A and Part B) and consists of the following phases: Screening phase, Part A: 52-week double-blind treatment phase, Part B: 104-week extension phase with the option to receive open-label sirukumab based on disease status and a 16-week follow-up phase if applicable.