for people ages 2-25 (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
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This open-label, randomized multicenter study is to assess the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics (PK)/pharmacodynamics (PD) of obinutuzumab compared with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in children and young adults (aged >= 2-25 years) with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) or steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS).

Official Title

A Phase III, International, Multicenter, Randomised Open Label Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Obinutuzumab Versus MMF in Patients With Childhood Onset Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome


Childhood Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nephrosis, Lipoid Nephrosis, Syndrome, Acetaminophen, Diphenhydramine, Promethazine, Prednisone, Methylprednisolone, Obinutuzumab, MMF, Acetaminophen/ Paracetamol, Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride


You can join if…

Open to people ages 2-25

  • Diagnosis of frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) or steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) before the age of 18 years
  • Must be in complete remission defined by the absence of edema, UPCR <= 0.2 g/g at screening and have three consecutive daily urine dipstick readings of trace or negative for protein within the week prior to randomization
  • Must have had at least one relapse in the 6 months prior to screening, after discontinuation of or while receiving oral corticosteroids and/or immunosuppressive therapy to prevent relapses
  • Participants having received cyclophosphamide in the 6 months prior to randomization must have experienced at least 1 relapse subsequent to cyclophosphamide discontinuation
  • Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) within normal range for age
  • For females of childbearing potential: participants who agree to remain abstinent (refrain from heterosexual intercourse) or use highly effective contraception, during the treatment period and for 18 months after the final dose of obinutuzumab and for 6 weeks after the final dose of MMF
  • For males: participants who agree to remain abstinent (refrain from heterosexual intercourse) or use contraceptive methods, and agree to refrain from donating sperm during the treatment period and for 90 days after the final dose of MMF

You CAN'T join if...

  • Secondary nephrotic syndrome
  • History of steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome
  • History of genetic defects known to directly cause nephrotic syndrome
  • Treatment with other immunosuppressive medications to prevent relapse, other than MMF or oral corticosteroids within 2 months prior to randomization
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding or intending to become pregnant during the study or within 18 months after the final dose of obinutuzumab, or within 6 weeks after the final dose of MMF
  • Females of childbearing potential, including those who have had a tubal ligation, must have a negative serum pregnancy test result within 28 days prior to initiation of study treatment and a negative urine pregnancy test at Day 1, prior to randomization
  • History of organ or bone marrow transplant
  • Participation in another therapeutic trial within 30 days of enrollment or 5 half-lives of the investigational drug
  • Intolerance or contraindication to study therapies
  • Participants demonstrating prior treatment failure to MMF as defined by two or more relapses in any 6-month period of time while receiving MMF for at least a 6-month duration
  • Participants in the judgment of the investigator likely to require systemic corticosteroids for reasons other than idiopathic nephrotic syndrome during the study
  • Active infection of any kind or any major episode of infection requiring hospitalization or treatment with IV anti-infective medications within 4 weeks prior to screening, or completion of oral anti-infectives within 2 weeks prior to randomization
  • History of or currently active primary or secondary immunodeficiency, including known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and other severe Immunodeficiency blood disorders
  • History of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • History of or current cancer, including solid tumors, hematological malignancies, and carcinoma in situ within the past 5 years
  • Major surgery requiring hospitalization during the 4 weeks prior to screening or during screening
  • High risk for clinically significant bleeding or any condition requiring plasmapheresis, intravenous immunoglobulin, or acute blood product transfusions
  • Evidence of any significant or uncontrolled concomitant disease that, in the investigator's judgment, would preclude participant's participation, including but not limited to nervous system, respiratory, cardiac, hepatic, endocrine, malignant, or gastrointestinal disorders
  • Currently active alcohol or drug abuse or history of alcohol or drug abuse


  • University of California Benioff Children's Hospital accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94143-2350 United States
  • Lucile Packard Children's Hospital - Stanford accepting new patients
    Palo Alto California 94304 United States


accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Hoffmann-La Roche
Phase 3 Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome Research Study
Study Type
Expecting 80 study participants
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