for people ages 18-55 (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion



This is a phase II, multicenter, randomized, parallel-group, partially blinded, placebo and Avonex (interferon beta-1a) controlled dose finding study to evaluate the efficacy as measured by brain MRI lesions, and safety of 2 dose regimens of ocrelizumab in participants with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS).

Official Title

Phase II, Multicenter, Randomized, Parallel-Group, Partially Blinded, Placebo and Avonex Controlled Dose Finding Study to Evaluate the Efficacy As Measured by Brain MRI Lesions, and Safety of 2 Dose Regimens of Ocrelizumab in Patients With RRMS


Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting, Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, Sclerosis, Interferons, Interferon-beta, Ocrelizumab, Avonex, Ocrelizumab 600 mg, Ocrelizumab 1000 mg


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-55

  • Ability to provide written informed consent and to be compliant with the schedule of protocol assessments
  • Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Ages 18-55 years inclusive
  • For sexually active female and male participants of reproductive potential, use of reliable means of contraception

You CAN'T join if...

  • Secondary or primary progressive multiple sclerosis at screening
  • Incompatibility with MRI
  • Contra-indications to or intolerance of oral or IV corticosteroids
  • Known presence of other neurologic disorders
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Lack of peripheral venous access
  • History of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions to humanized or murine monoclonal antibodies
  • Significant, uncontrolled disease, such as cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, hepatic, endocrine or gastrointestinal
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Known active bacterial, viral, fungal, mycobacterial infection or other infection or any major episode of infection requiring hospitalization or treatment with IV antibiotics within 4 weeks prior to screening or oral antibiotics within 2 weeks prior to screening
  • History or known presence of recurrent or chronic infection
  • History of cancer, including solid tumors and hematological malignancies (except basal cell, in situ squamous cell carcinomas of the skin, and in situ carcinoma of the cervix of the uterus that have been excised and resolved)
  • History of alcohol or drug abuse within 24 weeks prior to randomization
  • History of or currently active primary or secondary immunodeficiency
  • History of coagulation disorders
  • Treatment with any investigational agent within 4 weeks of screening
  • Receipt of a live vaccine within 6 weeks prior to randomization
  • Incompatibility with Avonex use
  • Previous treatment with rituximab
  • Previous treatment with lymphocyte-depleting therapies except mitoxantrone
  • Treatment with lymphocyte trafficking blockers within 24 weeks prior to randomization
  • Treatment with beta interferons, glatiramer acetate, IV immunoglobulin, plasmapheresis, or immunosuppressive therapies within 12 weeks prior to randomization
  • Systemic corticosteroid therapy within 4 weeks prior to randomization


  • UCSF
    San Francisco California 94117 United States
  • East Bay Physicians Med Group;Sutter East Bay Med Foundation
    Berkeley California 94705 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Genentech, Inc.
Phase 2 research study
Study Type
About 220 people participating
Last Updated