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



The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab + epacadostat vs pembrolizumab + placebo as a treatment for recurrent or progressive metastatic urothelial carcinoma in patients who have failed a first-line platinum-containing chemotherapy regimen for advanced/metastatic disease.

Official Title

A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Study of Pembrolizumab + Epacadostat vs Pembrolizumab + Placebo as a Treatment for Recurrent or Progressive Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma in Patients Who Have Failed a First-Line Platinum-containing Chemotherapy Regimen for Advanced/Metastatic Disease (KEYNOTE-698/ECHO-303)


UC (Urothelial Cancer) Urothelial carcinoma programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitor indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) inhibitor Carcinoma Carcinoma, Transitional Cell Pembrolizumab Epacadostat


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Histologically-confirmed diagnosis of urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis,ureter, bladder, or urethra, that is transitional cell, or mixed transitional/non-transitional (predominantly transitional) cell type.
  • Progression or recurrence of urothelial carcinoma following one prior platinum containing chemotherapy regimen for metastatic or unresectable locally advanced disease. A participant who receives a neoadjuvant or adjuvant platinum-containing regimen following cystectomy for localized muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma is acceptable (without further systemic treatment), if recurrence/progression occurs ≤ 12 months following completion of therapy.
  • Measurable disease based on RECIST v1.1.
  • Have provided an archival tumor tissue sample or newly obtained core or excisional biopsy of a tumor lesion not previously irradiated for PD-L1 analysis.
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1.
  • Adequate organ function per protocol-defined criteria.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Urothelial carcinoma that is suitable for local therapy with curative intent.
  • History or presence of an abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) that, in the investigator's opinion, is clinically meaningful.
  • Known additional malignancy that is progressing or has required active treatment within the past 3 years.
  • Known active central nervous system (CNS) metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis.Participants with previously treated brain metastases may participate provided they are radiologically stable, ie, without evidence of progression for at least 4 weeks by repeat imaging.
  • Active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in past 2 years.
  • Known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. HIV testing is not required unless mandated by local health authority.
  • Known history of or is positive for active hepatitis B (HBsAg reactive) or has active hepatitis C (HCV RNA). Note: Testing must be performed to determine eligibility.
  • Use of protocol-defined prior/concomitant therapy.


  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
    San Francisco California 94158 United States
  • UCLA Hematology Oncology Santa Monica
    Santa Monica California 90404 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
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Incyte Corporation
Phase 3
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