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



The primary objective of the study is to demonstrate superior efficacy of Xevinapant (Debio 1143) vs placebo when added to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA-SCCHN).

Official Title

A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Study of Debio 1143 in Combination With Platinum-Based Chemotherapy and Standard Fractionation Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy in Patients With Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck, Suitable for Definitive Chemoradiotherapy (TrilynX)


Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck, TrilynX, Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck, Cisplatin, Xevinapant (Debio 1143), Intensity Modulation Radiation Therapy (IMRT)


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status (ECOG PS) 0 or 1
  • Histologically confirmed diagnosis of previously untreated Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (LA-SCCHN) participant (stage III, IVa or IVb according to the American Joint Committee on Cancer(AJCC))/Classification of malignant tumors: T=size of the primary tumor, N=regional lymph node involvement, M=distant metastasis (TNM) Staging System, 8th Edition.) suitable for definitive

    ChemoRadiotherapy (CRT), of at least one of the following sites: oropharynx, hypopharynx and larynx

  • For OroPharyngeal Cancer (OPC) participants, primary tumors must be human papillomavirus (HPV)-negative as determined by p16 expression using immunohistochemistry
  • Evaluable tumor burden (measurable and/or non-measurable tumor lesions) assessed by computed tomography scan (CT-scan) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), based on Response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (RECIST) version 1.1
  • Peripheral neuropathy less than (<) grade 2
  • Adequate hematologic, renal and hepatic function
  • Other protocol defined inclusion criteria may apply

You CAN'T join if...

  • Primary tumor of nasopharynx, paranasal sinuses, nasal or oral cavity, salivary, thyroid or parathyroid gland pathologies, skin or unknown primary site
  • Metastatic disease (stage IVc as per AJCC/TNM, 8th Ed.)
  • Prior definitive or adjuvant Radiotherapy (RT) and/or radical surgery to the head and neck region which may jeopardize the primary tumor irradiation plan, or any other prior SCCHN systemic treatment, including investigational agents
  • Documented weight loss of >10% during the last 4 weeks prior to randomization (unless adequate measures are undertaken for nutritional support), OR plasmatic albumin < 3.0 g/dL. No albumin transfusions are allowed within 2 weeks before randomization
  • Known allergy to Xevinapant (Debio 1143), cisplatin, carboplatin, other platinum-based agent or any excipient known to be present in any of these products or in the placebo formulation
  • other protocol defined exclusion criteria may apply


  • Regents of the University of California
    San Francisco California 94158 United States
  • UCSF
    San Francisco California 94158 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
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EMD Serono Research & Development Institute, Inc.
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Phase 3 research study
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About 730 people participating
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