A Phase 3 Trial of the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of TransCon hGH Weekly Versus Daily hGH in Children With Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD)

Study ID
STU 112016-091

Cancer Related

Healthy Volunteers

Study Sites

  • Children’s Medical Center (Dallas, Plano, Southlake)

Carolyn Kelly

Principal Investigator
Grace Tannin, M.D.

Official Title

A Multicenter, Phase 3, Randomized, Open-label, Active-controlled, Parallel-group Trial Investigating the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of TransCon hGH Administered Once a Week Versus Standard Daily hGH Replacement Therapy Over 52 Weeks in Prepubertal Children With Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD)

Brief Overview

A 52 week trial of TransCon hGH, a long-acting growth hormone product, versus human growth hormone therapy. TransCon hGH will be given once-a-week, human growth hormone (hGH) will be given daily. Approximately 150 prepubertal, hGH-treatment naïve children (males and females) with GHD will be included. Randomization will occur in a 2:1 ratio (TransCon hGH : Genotropin). This is a global trial that will be conducted in, but not limited to, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Poland, Bulgaria, Russia and Australia.


Inclusion Criteria:
- Prepubertal children with GHD (either isolated or as part of a multiple pituitary hormone deficiency) in Tanner stage 1 (Tanner 1982) aged:
- Boys: 3-12 years, inclusive
- Girls: 3-11 years, inclusive
- Impaired height (HT) defined as at least 2.0 standard deviations (SD) below the mean height for chronological age and sex (HT SDS ≤ -2.0) according to the 2000 CDC Growth Charts for the United States Methods and Development, available at http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/
- Diagnosis of GHD confirmed by 2 different GH stimulation tests, defined as a peak GH level of ≤10 ng/mL, determined with a validated assay
- Bone age (BA) at least 6 months less than chronological age
- Baseline IGF-1 level of at least 1 SD below the mean IGF-1 level standardized for age and sex (IGF-1 SDS ≤-1)
- Written, signed informed consent of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the subject and written assent of the subject (if the subject is able to read, understand, and sign)
Exclusion Criteria:
- Children with a body weight below 12 kg
- Prior exposure to recombinant hGH or IGF-1 therapy
- Children with past or present intracranial tumor growth as confirmed by a sellar MRI scan (with contrast) at Screening (MRI results from up to 6 months prior to Screening may be accepted)
- Children with psychosocial dwarfism
- Children with idiopathic short stature
- History or presence of malignant disease; any evidence of present tumor growth
- Closed epiphyses
- Major medical conditions and/or presence of contraindication to hGH treatment
- Participation in any other trial of an investigational agent within 3 months prior to Screening