Phase 2 Study of Tanezumab in Subjects With Moderate to Severe Pain Due to Schwannomatosis
A Phase 2 Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Analgesic Efficacy and Safety of the Subcutaneous Administration of the Anti-NGF Antibody Tanezumab in Subjects With Moderate to Severe Pain Due to Schwannomatosis
The primary objective of this study is to determine whether the administration of tanezumab,
an anti-nerve growth factor (NGF) antibody, improves pain relief in schwannomatosis patients
receiving background non-NSAID therapy.
Schwannomatosis is characterized by the predisposition to develop multiple schwannomas and,
less commonly, meningiomas. Pain is the most frequent symptom reported by these patients,
with 68% experiencing chronic pain.
The investigators propose to test the efficacy and tolerability of tanezumab as a treatment
for schwannomatosis patients with chronic pain who have had inadequate pain relief in a
randomized, placebo-controlled trial, which could form the basis of a larger, randomized
controlled trial in the future.
The study is designed with a total duration of 281 days (40 weeks) and will consist of four
periods: Pre-treatment, Double-Blind Treatment, Single Arm Treatment, and 24-Week Safety
Follow-up. The Pre-Treatment Period lasting up to 30 days, followed by a Double-Blind
Treatment Period lasting up to 8 weeks, followed by a Single Arm Treatment Period lasting up
to 8 weeks, and a 24-Week Safety Follow-Up Period ending with the End of Study Visit at Week
Change in pain level
Frequency of AEs
Study Arms / Comparison Groups
Arm A (treatment)
Description: Tanezumab 10 mg SC administered on day 1 and Day 57 (± 4 days)
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Primary Completion Date
1. Patients must have a confirmed diagnosis schwannomatosis by fulfilling either clinical
or molecular diagnosis.
2. Age ≥ 18 years. Patients < 18 years are excluded since the safety profile of tanezumab
in this population has not been determined.
3. ECOG performance status ≤2 or Karnofsky ≥60%
4. Participants must have normal organ and marrow function as defined per the full
5. The subject's weight must be≥ 45 kg at Screening.
6. The subject must be willing to avoid prohibited pain medications (including
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) throughout the duration of the study except as
permitted per Protocol.
7. Subject must have moderate to severe pain secondary to schwannomatosis, defined as
Score ≥5 on the Numeric Rating Scale-11 (NRS-11) at Screening.
8. Subject must have failure, intolerance, or contraindication to at least three standard
of care therapies:
- Documented history indicating that NSAID therapy has not provided adequate pain
relief or subject is unable to take NSAIDs due to contraindication or inability
- Documented history indicating that opioid treatment has not provided adequate
pain relief or subject is unwilling to take opioids, or unable to take opioids
due to contraindication or inability to tolerate
- Documented history indicating that neuropathic pain medications, such as
gabapentin, pregabalin, or others, have not provided adequate pain relief or
subject is unable to take these treatments due to contraindication or inability
9. Female subjects of childbearing potential and at risk for pregnancy (e.g., not
abstinent) must agree to use 2 highly effective methods of contraception throughout
the study and for 112 days (16 weeks) after the last dose of assigned subcutaneous
1. Subjects with any of the following criteria: evidence of bilateral vestibular
schwannomas on imaging, a known germline pathogenic NF2 mutation, a first-degree
relative who meets diagnostic criteria for NF2, or have schwannomas limited to a
previous radiation field.
2. Subjects with intracranial meningioma associated with cerebral edema on neuroimaging.
Note: presence of intracranial meningioma itself is not an exclusion criterion.
3. Subjects who have had surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks (6 weeks
for nitrosoureas or mitomycin C) for treatment of a painful schwannomatosis-related
tumor prior to entering the study or those who have not recovered from adverse events
due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier.
4. Participation in other studies involving investigational drug(s) (Phases 1-4) within
30 days (or 90 days for biologics) before Screening and/or during study participation.
5. Subjects receiving anticoagulation to treat an underlying medical condition.
6. Subject has a history of allergic or anaphylactic reaction to a therapeutic or
diagnostic monoclonal antibody or IgG fusion protein.
7. The subject's pain is related to a non-schwannomatosis cause such as prior cancer
therapy, infection, bowel obstruction/perforation, spinal cord compression, or
fracture or impending fracture of weight bearing bone.
8. The subject has a diagnosis of malignancy in the last 3 years (except for Gleason 6
prostate cancer, basal cell carcinoma or carcinoma in situ).
9. Use of concurrent adjuvant analgesics such as serotonin norepinephrine reuptake
inhibitors (SNRI), tricyclic antidepressants, anticonvulsant medication, or muscle
relaxants (unless the drugs were started at least 30 days prior to Screening and are
maintained at a stable dose).
10. Use of concurrent analgesic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, including
selective COX-2 inhibitors) unless the subject is expected to be able to discontinue
these medications at least 2 weeks prior to treatment. Note: Subjects who take daily
low dose aspirin (≤ 325 mg as per local prescribing practice) therapy for
cardiovascular prophylaxis are not excluded from participation.
11. Diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee or hip as defined by the American College of
Rheumatology (ACR) combined clinical and radiographic criteria; Radiographic criteria
will be assessed by the Central Reader.
12. Use of concurrent corticosteroids (except for inhaled or topical corticosteroids as
needed for management of ongoing pulmonary or dermatologic conditions)
13. Subjects considered unfit for surgery, defined as Grade >3 on the American Society of
Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical classification system for surgery or subjects who
would not be willing to undergo joint replacement surgery if required.
14. Subjects with symptoms and radiographic findings (i.e. joint space narrowing,
osteophytes) consistent with osteoarthritis in the shoulder.
15. History of significant trauma or surgery to a major joint (e.g. hip, knee or shoulder)
within one year prior to Screening.
16. A history of osteonecrosis or osteoporotic fracture (i.e., a subject with a history of
osteoporosis and a minimally traumatic or atraumatic fracture).
17. Radiographic (x-ray) evidence of any of the following conditions as determined by the
central radiology reviewer at Screening: 1) rapidly progressive osteoarthritis, 2)
atrophic or hypotrophic osteoarthritis, 3) subchondral insufficiency fracture, 4)
spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee (SPONK), 5) osteonecrosis, or 6) pathologic
18. Subjects who have evidence of orthostatic hypotension based upon replicate orthostatic
blood pressure measurements at Screening.
19. Subjects with a total impact score of >7 on the Survey of Autonomic Symptoms (SAS) at
20. Diagnosis of a transient ischemic attack in the 6 months prior to Screening or
diagnosis of stroke with residual deficits (e.g., aphasia, substantial motor or
sensory deficits), that would preclude completion of required study activities.
21. History, diagnosis, or signs and symptoms of clinically significant neurological
22. Subjects with a past history of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) with signs or symptoms of
CTS in the one year prior to Screening.
23. Subject with a history of significant alcohol, analgesic, or narcotic substance abuse
within the six months prior to Screening.
24. Subject who, in the judgement of the investigator, is expected to require a surgical
procedure during the duration of the study.
25. Previous exposure to exogenous nerve growth factor or to an anti-nerve growth factor
26. Subjects who are investigational site staff members directly involved in the conduct
of the trial and their family members, site staff members otherwise supervised by the
Investigator, or subjects who are Pfizer employees directly involved in the conduct of
27. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active
infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac
arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with
28. Pregnant females; breastfeeding females; females of childbearing potential not using
two (2) methods of highly effective contraception or not agreeing to continue two (2)
methods of highly effective contraception for 112 days (16 weeks) after last dose of
29. Any subject who, in the judgement of the investigator, is deemed inappropriate for
participation in the study.