A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) Plus Chemotherapy Versus Chemotherapy Plus Placebo for the First-Line Treatment of Persistent, Recurrent, or Metastatic Cervical Cancer (KEYNOTE-826)

Inclusion Criteria:
•Has persistent, recurrent, or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma, adenosquamous carcinoma, or adenocarcinoma of the cervix which has not been treated with systemic chemotherapy and is not amenable to curative treatment (such as with surgery and/or radiation)
•Not pregnant or breastfeeding, and at least one of the following conditions applies: a.) Not a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP), b.) A WOCBP must agree to use effective contraception during the treatment period and for at least 120 days after the last dose of pembrolizumab/placebo or 210 days after the last dose of chemotherapy
•Has measurable disease per RECIST 1.1 as assessed by the local site investigator/radiology
•Has provided archival tumor tissue sample or newly obtained core or excisional biopsy of a tumor lesion not previously irradiated for prospective determination of Programmed Cell Death-Ligand 1 (PD-L1) status prior to randomization
•Has an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 1 within 14 days prior to randomization
•Has adequate organ function
Phase III
Melissa Hardesty MD
Jeanne Maxwell
  • Alaska Research
  • Alaska Women's Cancer Care
  • Providence Alaska Medical Center