The purpose of this study is to find out if adding a chemotherapy drug called pembrolizumab and a vaccine to standard of care treatment (temodar and radiation therapy) for glioblastoma improves survival.
To assess the safety and efficacy of Trans Sodium Crocetinate (TSC) as first-line treatment for biopsy-only GBM when administered with the standard of care consisting of radiation therapy/temozolomide for 6 weeks, followed by 28 day rest followed by post-radiation temozolomide-only treatment for six 28 day cycles.
You are invited to volunteer for a research study because you previously consented to participate in a companion study BMS 498, but did not meet eligibility criteria for MGMT status; therefore, you are newly diagnosed with glioblastoma and the tumor has a specific profile that is referred to as MGMT methylated.
This study will test the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of an investigational drug called nivolumab (also known as BMS-936558). Nivolumab is an antibody (a type of human protein) that is being tested to see if it will allow your body's immune system to work against tumor cells.You will also receive standard radiation therapy in unison with temozolomide and the study drug treatment, nivolumab or placebo.