for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
study started
estimated completion



The primary purpose of this study is to establish the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and/or recommended dose for expansion (RDE) of PDR001 when administered in combination with platinum-doublet chemotherapy and other immunooncology agent(s) in treatment naive patients with PD-L1 unselected, advanced NSCLC, and to estimate the preliminary anti-tumor activity in this patient population.

Official Title

Phase Ib, Multicenter, Open Label Study of PDR001 in Combination With Platinum Doublet Chemotherapy and Other Immunooncology Agents in PD-L1 Unselected, Metastatic NSCLS Patients (ElevatION:NSCLC-101 Trial)


Non-small Cell Lung Cancer PDR001 immunotherapy lung NSCLC Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung Gemcitabine Paclitaxel Carboplatin Pemetrexed Cisplatin Canakinumab


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  1. Patient has stage IIIB (and is not a candidate for definitive multimodality therapy) or has stage IV NSCLC or relapsed locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC as follows:
  2. Group A, group B and group C only: Patients not previously treated with any systemic anti-cancer therapy (e.g. cytotoxic drugs, targeted therapy, monoclonal antibody therapy including immunotherapy (e.g. PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors) or targeted therapies, either experimental or not), with exception of neo-adjuvant or adjuvant therapy as depicted in inclusion criterion 4.
  3. Group D only: Patients who have received only one prior systemic therapy treatment consisting of a PD-1 and/or PD-L1 inhibitor with or without a CTLA4 inhibitor for NSCLC, with exception of neo-adjuvant or adjuvant therapy as depicted in inclusion criterion 4. The last dose of prior immunotherapy must have been administered at least 6 weeks prior to the start of study treatment (cycle 1 day 1).
  4. Histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of NSCLC that is EGFR Wild-type, ALK-negative rearrangement and ROS1-negative rearrangement
  5. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-1
  6. Patients with at least 1 measurable tumor lesion as assessed by Computed Tomography (CT) Scan or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) according to RECIST 1.1.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Patient with a history of severe hypersensitivity reaction to the planned study treatment including gemcitabine, paclitaxel, cisplatin, carboplatin, pemetrexed or any known excipients of these drugs
  2. History of severe hypersensitivity reactions to other monoclonal antibodies, which in the opinion of the investigator may pose an increased risk of serious infusion reaction.
  3. Patient has history of interstitial lung disease or interstitial pneumonitis, including clinically significant radiation pneumonitis (i.e., affecting activities of daily living or requiring therapeutic intervention).
  4. History of leptomeningeal metastases
  5. Active, known or suspected autoimmune disease or a documented history of autoimmune disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease (Patients with vitiligo, type I diabetes mellitus, residual hypothyroidism due to autoimmune condition only requiring hormone replacement, psoriasis not requiring systemic treatment, or conditions not expected to recur in the absence of an external trigger are permitted to enroll).
  6. Use of any live vaccines against infectious diseases within 4 weeks of initiation of study treatment


  • UCLA Santa Monica Hematology / Oncology SC-2
    Santa Monica California 90404 United States
  • Stanford Cancer Center SC
    Stanford California 94305 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
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Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Phase 1
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