For Healthcare Professionals

A Phase III Study of Ceralasertib Plus Durvalumab Versus Docetaxel in Patients With Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Whose Disease Progressed On or After Prior Anti PD (L)1 Therapy And Platinum Based Chemotherapy


About the study

This study will assess the efficacy and safety of the combination of ceralasertib and durvalumab versus standard of care docetaxel in patients with locally advanced and metastatic NSCLC after progression on prior anti-PD-(L)1 therapy and platinum-based chemotherapy.

Who can take part

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


Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Histologically or cytologically documented NSCLC that is locally advanced or metastatic according to Version 8 of the IASLC Staging Manual in Thoracic Oncology.
  2. Documented epidermal growth receptor factor (EGFR) and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) wild-type status as determined at a local laboratory.
  3. Documented radiological PD whilst on or after receiving the most recent treatment regimen.
  4. Eligible for second- or third-line therapy and must have received an anti-PD-(L)1 therapy and a platinum doublet containing therapy for locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC either separately or in combination.
  5. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)/World Health Organization (WHO) performance status of 0 or 1.
  6. Adequate organ function and marrow reserve
  7. Minimum life expectancy of 12 weeks.
  8. Body weight > 30 kg and no cancer-associated cachexia.
  9. Negative pregnancy test (serum test) for women of childbearing potential (WOCBP).


Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Participant with mixed SCLC and NSCLC histology.
  2. History of another primary malignancy except for malignancy treated with curative intent with no known active disease ≥ 5 years before the first dose of study intervention.
  3. Persistent toxicities (CTCAE Grade > 2) caused by previous anticancer therapy.
  4. Active or prior documented autoimmune or inflammatory disorders.
  5. Participants who have received more than one line of prior anti-PD-(L)1, either alone or in any combination.


  1. Must not have experienced a toxicity that led to permanent discontinuation of the prior anti-PD(L)1 therapy.
  2. All AEs while receiving prior anti-PD(L)1 therapy must have completely resolved.
  3. Must not have experienced a Grade ≥ 3 immune-mediated adverse event (imAE) or an immune-related neurologic or ocular AE of any grade while receiving prior anti-PD(L)1 therapy.
  4. Must not have required the use of additional immunosuppression other than corticosteroids for the management of an AE, not have experienced recurrence of an AE if re-challenged, and not currently require maintenance doses of > 10 mg prednisone or equivalent per day.
  5. Participants who have received more than one prior line of platinum-based chemotherapy in metastatic setting.
  6. Participants who have received a prior ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related protein (ATR) inhibitor.
pin location

Study Locations

Enter your ZIP code/Postal code/PIN code to locate study sites near you:

How to Apply

Contact the study center to learn if this study is a good match for you.

Study’s details


Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Age (in years)



Phase 3

Participants needed


Est. Completion Date

May 22, 2025

Treatment type



AstraZeneca identifier


Study number


Understanding Clinical Trials

Get answers to your questions about clinical trials.What is a clinical research?What does taking part in clinical trials involve?What should I ask the trial doctor?


Sign up to save your favorites, 
receive newsletters, resources, and alerts 
about clinical trials related to your conditions of interest.