PD-1 Antibody Versus Best Supportive Care After Chemoradiation in Locoregionally Advanced Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (DIPPER)

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Sun Yat-sen University

Status and phase

Active, not recruiting
Phase 3


Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms


Drug: Camrelizumab

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


This trial is aimed to investigate whether adjuvant PD-1 antibody treatment could improve survival in locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma compared to best supportive care.

Full description

In this multicenter, randomised controlled, phase 3 trial, patients with stage III-IVA (AJCC/UICC 8th system, except T3-4N0 and T3N1) non-metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to recieve PD-1 antibody for 12 doses every 3 weeks or best supportive care after curative chemoradiation.


450 patients




18 to 65 years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Patients with histologically confirmed nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
  • Tumor staged as III-IVA (AJCC 8th, except T3N0-1 or T4N0).
  • Completed protocol-specified curative chemoradiotherapy, including gemcitabine and cisplatin induction chemotherapy, intensity-modulated radiotherapy, and concurrent cisplatin chemotherapy.
  • Completion of the last radiation dose within 1 to 42 days before randomization
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status ≤1.
  • Adequate marrow function: neutrocyte count≥1.5×10e9/L, hemoglobin ≥90g/L and platelet count ≥100×10e9/L.
  • Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)/Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) ≤2.5×upper limit of normal (ULN), and bilirubin ≤ 1.5×ULN.
  • Adequate renal function: creatinine clearance rate ≥ 60 ml/min (Cockcroft-Gault formula).
  • Patients must be informed of the investigational nature of this study and give written informed consent.
  • Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) who are sexually active must be willing to adhere to effective contraception during treatment and for 1 year after the last dose of study drug. Men who are sexually active with WOCBP must be willing to adhere to effective contraception during treatment and for 1 year after the last dose of the study drug.

Exclusion criteria

  • Age > 65 or < 18.
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive and hepatitis B virus DNA >1×10e3 copies/ml or 200IU/ml
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody positive
  • Has active autoimmune disease, except type I diabetes, hypothyroidism treated with replacement therapy, and skin disease that doesn't require systemic treatment (e.g., vitiligo, psoriasis, or alopecia).
  • Has any condition that required systemic corticosteroid (equivalent to prednisone >10mg/d) or other immunosuppressive therapy within 28 days before informed consent. Patients received systemic corticosteroid equivalent to prednisone ≤10mg/d, inhale or topical corticosteroid will be allowed.
  • Has a known history of active TB (bacillus tuberculosis) within 1 year; patients with adequately treated active TB over 1 year ago will be allowed.
  • Has a known history of interstitial lung disease.
  • Has received a live vaccine within 30 days before informed consent or will receive a live vaccine in the near future.
  • Is pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Prior malignancy within 5 years, except in situ cancer, adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancer, and papillary thyroid carcinoma.
  • Has known allergy to large molecule protein products or any compound of camrelizumab.
  • Has a known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
  • Any other condition, including symptomatic heart failure, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, active infection requiring systemic therapy, mental illness or domestic/social factors, deemed by the investigator to be likely to interfere with a patient's ability to sign informed consent, cooperate and participate in the study, or interferes with the interpretation of the results.

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


None (Open label)

450 participants in 2 patient groups

Adjuvant PD-1 antibody arm
Experimental group
Patients randomized to this arm will receive PD-1 antibody (SHR-1210), 200mg, ivdrip (>30 minutes), d1, q3w × 12 cycles, begining at 4-6 weeks after chemoradiation
Drug: Camrelizumab
Best supportive care
No Intervention group
Patients randomized to this arm will receive best supportive care after chemoradiation

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Jun Ma, MD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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