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



A study in patients with metastatic or recurrent squamous cell cancer of the head and neck to evaluate the effectiveness of Nivolumab plus Ipilumumab vs. Nivolumab alone (CheckMate 714)

Official Title

A Double-Blind, Randomized, Two Arm Phase 2 Study of Nivolumab in Combination With Ipilimumab Versus Nivolumab in Combination With Ipilimumab Placebo in Recurrent or Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN)


Head and Neck Cancer Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Head and Neck Neoplasms Nivolumab Antibodies, Monoclonal


For people ages 18 years and up

For more information regarding Bristol-Myers Squibb Clinical Trial participation, please visit

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed squamous cell head and neck cancer
  • Widespread (metastatic) disease, or returned after previous treatment (recurrent)
  • Tumor sample must be available for analysis of PDL1 (Programmed death-ligand 1) and HPV [Human Papilloma Virus (oropharynx only)]
  • Performance status ECOG 0-1 (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous treatment for metastatic or recurrent disease
  • Cancer arising from one of the following primary sites: paranasal sinus, nasopharynx,salivary gland, skin
  • Any non-squamous subtype
  • Active autoimmune disease
  • Positive test for hepatitis B, C or HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) virus
  • Previous treatment with checkpoint inhibitor drugs
  • Active CNS metastases or carcinomatous meningitis

Other protocol defined inclusion/exclusion criteria could apply


  • Ucsf accepting new patients
    San Francisco, California, 94115, United States
  • Sutter Cancer Center accepting new patients
    Sacramento, California, 95816, United States
  • Coastal Integrative Cancer Care accepting new patients
    San Luis Obispo, California, 93401, United States
  • Central Coast Med Oncology accepting new patients
    Santa Maria, California, 93454, United States
  • Los Angeles Cancer Network accepting new patients
    Los Angeles, California, 90017, United States
  • City Of Hope accepting new patients
    Duarte, California, 91010, United States
  • Torrance Health Association accepting new patients
    Redondo Beach, California, 90277, United States
  • Ucla Department Of Medicine accepting new patients
    Los Angeles, California, 90095, United States


accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Bristol-Myers Squibb
BMS Clinical Trial Information
FDA Safety Alerts and Recalls
BMS Clinical Trial Patient Recruiting
Investigator Inquiry Form
Phase 2
Lead Scientist
Alain Algazi
Study Type
Last Updated
December 13, 2017
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