for people ages 18-130 (full criteria)
study started
estimated completion



This is a phase III, randomized, open-label, multicenter, global study to determine the efficacy and safety of combining durvalumab ± tremelimumab with platinum based chemotherapy (EP) followed by durvalumab ± tremelimumab maintenance therapy versus EP alone as first-line treatment in patients with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer

Official Title

A Phase III, Randomized, Multicenter,Open-Label, Comparative Study to Determine the Efficacy of Durvalumab or Durvalumab and Tremelimumab in Combination With Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for the First-Line Treatment in Patients With Extensive Disease Small-Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) (CASPIAN)


Primary objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of durvalumab + tremelimumab + EP treatment compared with EP and the efficacy of durvalumab + EP treatment compared with EP in terms of OS. All patients will be randomized in a 1:1:1 ratio in a stratified manner according to the planned platinum-based therapy for Cycle 1 (cisplatin or carboplatin) to receive treatment with durvalumab + tremelimumab + EP (Arm 1), durvalumab + EP (Arm 2), or standard of care- EP (Arm 3). Arm 1 and Arm 2 patients receive the treatment until confirmed disease progression while Arm 3 patients receive up to 6 cycles of EP and prophylactic cranial irradiation if clinically indicated, at the Investigators' discretion.Patients who have discontinued treatment due to toxicity or symptomatic deterioration, clinical progression, or who have commenced subsequent anticancer therapy will be followed up until confirmed disease progression and for survival. Targeted population are adult patients (aged ≥18 years) with histologically or cytologically documented extensive disease (American Joint Committee on Cancer Stage (7th edition) IV SCLC [T any, N any,M1 a/b]), or T3-4 due to multiple lung nodules that are too extensive or have tumor/nodal volume that is too large to be encompassed in a tolerable radiation plan. Patients must have WHO/ECOG performance status of 0 or 1. Tumor assessments will be performed at Screening as baseline with follow-up at Week 6 ±1 week from the date of randomization, at Week 12 ±1 week from the date of randomization, and then every 8 weeks ±1 week until confirmed objective disease progression. An independent data monitoring committee (IDMC) comprised of independent experts will be convened to confirm the safety and tolerability of the proposed dose and schedule of durvalumab ± tremelimumab in combination with platinum based chemotherapy at two early stages of enrolment.


Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Extensive Disease Carcinoma, Small Cell Lung Oat Cell Carcinoma of Lung Oat Cell Lung Cancer Small Cell Cancer Of The Lung Small Cell Lung Cancer Carcinoma Lung Neoplasms Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Carboplatin Etoposide Durvalumab Tremelimumab Cisplatin


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-130

  1. Histologically or cytologically documented extensive disease. Brain metastases; must be asymptomatic or treated and stable off steroids and anti-convulsants for at least 1 month prior to study treatment.
  2. Suitable to receive a platinum-based chemotherapy regimen as 1st line treatment.
  3. Life expectancy ≥12 weeks at Day 1.
  4. ECOG 0 or 1 at enrolment.
  5. No prior exposure to immune-mediated therapy excluding therapeutic anticancer vaccines.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Any history of radiotherapy to the chest prior to systemic therapy or planned consolidation chest radiation therapy (except paliative care outside of the chest).
  2. Paraneoplastic syndrome of autoimmune nature, requiring systemic treatment or clinical symptomatology suggesting worsening of PNS
  3. Active infection including tuberculosis, HIV, hepatitis B anc C
  4. Active or prior documented autoimmune or inflammatory disorders
  5. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness, including but not limited to interstitial lung disease.


  • Research Site
    Santa Monica California 90404-2125 United States
  • Research Site
    Scottsdale Arizona 85259 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Redacted CSP Redacted SAP CSPv5_redacted
Phase 3
Study Type
Last Updated