LEAP-015 (MK-7902-015)

About this trial

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of lenvatinib (E7080/MK-7902), an anti-cancer medication previously approved in the treatment of thyroid cancers, plus pembrolizumab (MK-3475), a cell death antibody, plus chemotherapy. This will be compared with chemotherapy alone in participants with advanced/metastatic gastroesophageal cancer. The primary study hypotheses are that lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy is superior to chemotherapy alone for both overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) per radiologically assessed tumour response. This is a Phase 3, Randomized, Open-label Study. Meaning you could be treated with lenvatinib plus pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy or you could be treated to chemotherapy alone. You will told which study treatment you are assigned to.

Patient Profile

Previously untreated advanced/ metastatic HER-2 negative gastric/ gasto-esophageal junction (GEJ) cancer

Where’s this trial being run?

Beaumont Hospital

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Summary Data

Name: LEAP-015 (MK-7902-015)
Number: 21-34
Full Title:

A Phase 3, Randomized, Open-label Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Pembrolizumab plus Lenvatinib plus Chemotherapy Induction Therapy Followed by Pembrolizumab plus Lenvatinib Compared with Chemotherapy in Participants with Previously Untreated Advanced/Metastatic HER2 Negative Gastric/Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma (MK-7902-015/E7080-G000-321/LEAP-015

Principal Investigator: Dr Adrian Murphy (Beaumont Hospital)
Type: Industry Sponsored

Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD)

Recruitment Started: Global: December 2020
Ireland: October 2021
Global Recruitment Target: 778
Ireland Recruitment Target: 20