for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at Orange, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion



The purpose of this study is to assess the safety profile of nivolumab plus relatlimab in combination with platinum doublet chemotherapy (PDCT) and to determine if nivolumab plus relatlimab in combination with PDCT improves progression free survival (PFS) when compared to nivolumab plus PDCT in participants with previously untreated Stage IV or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Official Title

A Phase 2 Randomized Double-blind Study of Relatlimab Plus Nivolumab in Combination With Chemotherapy vs. Nivolumab in Combination With Chemotherapy as First Line Treatment for Participants With Stage IV or Recurrent Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)


Non-small Cell Lunch Cancer Recurrent Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Stage IV Non-small Cell Lunch Cancer Relatlimab Nivolumab Chemotherapy Lung Neoplasms Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung Paclitaxel Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel Carboplatin Pemetrexed Cisplatin Nab-Paclitaxel


For people ages 18 years and up

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) of squamous (SQ) or non-squamous (NSQ) histology with Stage IV A/B (as defined by the 8th International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Classification) or recurrent disease following multi-modal therapy for locally advanced disease
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) of less than or equal to 1 at screening and confirmed prior to randomization
  • Measurable disease by computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance resources (MRI) per response evaluation criteria in solid tumor version 1.1 (RECIST 1.1) criteria
  • No prior systemic anti-cancer treatment (including epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitors) given as primary therapy for advanced or metastatic disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants with EGFR, ALK, ROS-1, or known B-rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma proto-oncogene (BRAF V600E) mutations that are sensitive to available targeted therapy
  • Untreated CNS metastases
  • Leptomeningeal metastases (carcinomatous meningitis)
  • Concurrent malignancy requiring treatment or history of prior malignancy active within 2 years prior to randomization (ie, participants with a history of prior malignancy are eligible if treatment was completed at least 2 years before randomization and the participant has no evidence of disease)
  • Prior treatment with an anti-programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), anti-programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), anti-programmed death-ligand 2 (PD-L2), or anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) antibody, or any other antibody or drug specifically targeting T-cell co-stimulation or checkpoint pathways

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria apply


  • University of California Irvine accepting new patients
    Orange California 92868 United States
  • City of Hope accepting new patients
    Arcadia California 91006 United States


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