for people ages 12 years and up (full criteria)
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The purpose of the study is to assess the safety, tolerability and effectiveness of experimental medication BMS-986016 administered alone and in combination with nivolumab in patients with solid tumors that have spread and/or cannot be removed by surgery.

The following tumor types are included in this study:

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), gastric cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma, bladder cancer, squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, and melanoma, that have NOT previously been treated with immunotherapy. NSCLC and melanoma that HAVE previously been treated with immunotherapy.

Official Title

A Phase I/2a Dose Escalation and Cohort Expansion Study of the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of Anti-LAG-3 Monoclonal Antibody (BMS-986016) Administered Alone and in Combination With Anti-PD-1 Monoclonal Antibody (Nivolumab, BMS-936558) in Advanced Solid Tumors


Neoplasms by Site, Nivolumab, Relatlimab, BMS-986213, Relatlimab + Nivolumab


You can join if…

Open to people ages 12 years and up

  • For Dose escalation: subjects with cervical, ovarian, bladder and colorectal cancer (CRC), head and neck, gastric and hepatocellular cancer naive to immuno-oncology agents; 1st line melanoma and 1st line/2nd line NSCLC; Renal Cell Carcinoma naive to IO; NSCLC progressing while on or after therapy with anti-PD1/anti-PDL-1 and melanoma subjects progressed while-on or after treatment with anti-PD1 or anti-PDL1 with or without anti-CTLA-4.
  • For Dose Expansion: all of the above in escalation except for cervical, ovarian, and CRC
  • Progressed, or been intolerant to, at least one standard treatment regimen, except for participants in 1st line cohorts.
  • ECOG performance status between 0 and 2
  • At least 1 lesion with measurable disease at baseline
  • Availability of an existing tumor biopsy sample (and consent to allow pre-treatment tumor biopsy)

You CAN'T join if...

  • Primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors or solid tumors with CNS metastases as the only site of active disease
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Encephalitis, meningitis, or uncontrolled seizures in the year prior to informed consent
  • Uncontrolled CNS metastases

    Other protocol defined inclusion/exclusion criteria could apply


  • UCSD Moores Cancer Center
    La Jolla California 92093-0698 United States
  • Providence Portland Med Ctr
    Portland Oregon 97213 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
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Phase 1/2 research study
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About 1499 people participating
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