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A Study of Debio 1143 (Xevinapant) in Combination With Platinum-Based Chemotherapy and Standard Fractionation Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy in Participants With Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck, Suitable for Definitive Chemoradiotherapy

Trial Status: Active

The primary objective of the study is to demonstrate superior efficacy of Debio 1143 vs placebo when added to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA-SCCHN).

Inclusion Criteria

  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status (ECOG PS) 0 or 1
  • Histologically confirmed diagnosis in previously untreated Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (LA-SCCHN) participant (stage III, IVa or IVb according to the American Joint Committee on Cancer(AJCC))/Classification of malignant tumors: T=size of the primary tumor, N=regional lymph node involvement, M=distant metastasis (TNM) Staging System, 8th Ed.) suitable for definitive ChemoRadiotherapy (CRT), of at least one of the following sites: oropharynx, hypopharynx and larynx
  • For OroPharyngeal Cancer (OPC) participants, primary tumors must be human papillomavirus (HPV)-negative as determined by p16 expression using immunohistochemistry
  • Evaluable tumor burden (measurable and/or non-measurable tumor lesions) assessed by computed tomography scan (CT-scan) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), based on RECIST v 1.1
  • Peripheral neuropathy < grade 2
  • Adequate hematologic, renal and hepatic function

Exclusion Criteria

  • Primary tumor of nasopharyngeal, paranasal sinuses, nasal or oral cavity, salivary, thyroid or parathyroid gland pathologies, skin or unknown primary site
  • Metastatic disease (stage IVc as per AJCC/TNM, 8th Ed.)
  • Prior definitive or adjuvant Radiotherapy (RT) and/or radical surgery to the head and neck region which may jeopardize the primary tumor irradiation plan, or any other prior SCCHN systemic treatment, including investigational agents
  • Documented weight loss of >10% during the last 4 weeks prior to randomization (unless adequate measures are undertaken for nutritional support), OR plasmatic albumin < 3.0 g/dL
  • Known allergy to Debio 1143, cisplatin, carboplatin, other platinum-based agent or any excipient known to be present in any of these products or in the placebo formulation.


Banner University Medical Center - Tucson
Status: ACTIVE


San Francisco
University of California San Francisco
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: UCSF Clinical Trials
Phone: 877-827-3222


University of Colorado Hospital
Status: ACTIVE


Brigham and Women's Hospital
Status: ACTIVE
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Status: ACTIVE


Wayne State University / Karmanos Cancer Institute
Status: ACTIVE


Saint Louis
Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University
Status: ACTIVE

North Carolina

Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Status: ACTIVE


Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center


Oklahoma City
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Status: ACTIVE

South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina
Status: ACTIVE


M D Anderson Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE

Trial Phase Phase III

Trial Type Treatment

Lead Organization
Debiopharm International SA

  • Primary ID Debio 1143-SCCHN-301
  • Secondary IDs NCI-2020-06375, 2020-000377-25
  • ID NCT04459715