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Tislelizumab Combined With Chemotherapy Versus Chemotherapy Alone in Recurrent or Metastatic Nasopharyngeal Cancer


About the study

This is a Phase 3, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Tislelizumab (BGB-A317) Combined With Gemcitabine Plus Cisplatin Versus Placebo Combined With Gemcitabine Plus Cisplatin as First Line Treatment for Recurrent or Metastatic Nasopharyngeal Cancer.

Who can take part

You may be eligible to participate in the study if you meet the following criteria:


Key Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Able to provide written informed consent and can understand and agree to comply with the requirements of the study and the schedule of assessments
  2. Aged between 18 to 75 years on the day of signing the informed consent form (or the legal age of consent in the jurisdiction in which the study is taking place)
  3. Histologically or cytologically confirmed, recurrent or metastatic NPC
  4. Participants must be able to provide fresh or archival tumor tissues (FFPE blocks or approximately 10 [≥ 6] freshly cut unstained FFPE slides) with an associated pathological report. The archival tumor tissues must be collected within 2 years before screening. In the absence of sufficient archival tumor tissues, a fresh biopsy of a tumor lesion at baseline is mandatory
  5. ECOG performance status ≤ 1
  6. Must have ≥ 1 measurable lesions as defined per RECIST v1.1
  7. Must be treatment-naive for recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC)


Key Exclusion Criteria:

Participants with locally recurrence suitable for curative surgery or radiotherapy

Received any approved systemic anticancer therapy, including hormonal therapy, within 28 days prior to initiation of study treatment. The following exception is allowed:

-Palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases or soft tissue lesions should be completed > 7 days prior to baseline imaging.

  1. Has received any immunotherapy (including but not limited to interferons, interleukin 2, tumor necrosis factor interleukin, and thymoxin) or any investigational therapies within 14 days or 5 half-lives (whichever is longer) of randomization
  2. Received prior therapies targeting PD-1 or PD-L1
  3. Active leptomeningeal disease or uncontrolled, untreated brain metastasis
  4. Active autoimmune diseases or history of autoimmune diseases that may relapse
  5. Any active malignancy ≤ 2 years before randomization except for the specific cancer under investigation in this study and any locally recurring cancer that has been treated curatively (eg, resected basal or squamous cell skin cancer, superficial bladder cancer, carcinoma in situ of the cervix or breast)

NOTE: Other protocol defined Inclusion/Exclusion criteria may apply.

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Study’s details


Recurrent or Metastatic Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Age (in years)

18 - 75


Phase 3

Participants needed


Est. Completion Date

Jun 30, 2024

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