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An Investigational Immuno-therapy Study of Nivolumab, and Nivolumab in Combination With Other Anti-cancer Drugs, in Colon Cancer That Has Come Back or Has Spread

Trial Status: Closed to Accrual

The purpose of this study is to examine if Nivolumab by itself, or Nivolumab in combination with other anti-cancer drugs, will result in meaningful tumor size reduction, in patients with colon cancer that has come back or has spread, and who have a specific biomarker in their tumors.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Men and women ≥ 18 years of age
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0 to 1
  • Histologically confirmed recurrent or metastatic colorectal cancer
  • Measurable disease by CT or MRI
  • Testing for MSI Status (by an accredited lab)
  • Subjects with microsatellite instability high (MSI-H) tumors will enroll in the MSI-H Cohort (mStage and cStage groups), the C3 Cohort, and the C5 Cohort.
  • Subjects with phenotypes that are non-microsatellite instability high (non-MSI-H) will enroll in the non- MSI-H Safety Cohort and the C6, C4 Cohorts.
  • Adequate organ function as defined by study-specific laboratory tests
  • Must use acceptable form of birth control throughout the study. After the final dose of study drug, an acceptable form of birth control must be used for 23 weeks for women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) and 31 weeks for men who are sexually active with WOCBP
  • Signed informed consent
  • Willing and able to comply with study procedures
  • Subjects enrolled into the C3 Cohort must have not had treatment for their metastatic disease

Exclusion Criteria

  • Active brain metastases or leptomeningeal metastases are not allowed.
  • Prior treatment with an anti-Programmed Death Receptor (PD)-1, anti-PD-L1, anti-PD-L2, anti-Cytotoxic T-Cell Lymphoma-4 Antigen (CTLA-4) antibody, or any other antibody or drug specifically targeting T-cell co-stimulation or immune checkpoint pathways
  • Prior malignancy active within the previous 3 years except for locally curable cancers
  • Subjects with active, known or suspected autoimmune disease
  • Subjects with a condition requiring systemic treatment with either corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive medications within 14 days of study drug administration


Los Angeles
USC / Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Contact: Heinz-Josef Lenz
Phone: 323-865-0820


Emory University Hospital / Winship Cancer Institute
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Bassel F. El-Rayes
Phone: 404-778-1900
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Bassel F. El-Rayes


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Status: ACTIVE
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE

North Carolina

Duke University Medical Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Michael A. Morse
Phone: 919-668-1861


University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)


Vanderbilt University / Ingram Cancer Center


M D Anderson Cancer Center

Allocation: The Microsatellite Instability High (MSI-High) and C4 and C6 Cohort Parts of the

trial are Non-randomized, The Non-MSI high Dose Escalation Phase part of the trial contained

a randomized portion

Trial Phase Phase II

Trial Type Treatment

Lead Organization
Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • Primary ID CA209-142
  • Secondary IDs NCI-2014-00793, 2013-003939-30
  • ID NCT02060188