Los Angeles, California 90095

  • Kidney Cancer


RATIONALE: Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill kidney cancer cells. Biomed 101 may protect normal cells from the side effects of interleukin-2. PURPOSE: Phase I trial to study the effectiveness of Biomed 101 in treating patients receiving interleukin-2 for kidney cancer.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the safety and maximum tolerated dose of Biomed 101 in patients with renal cell cancer currently treated with interleukin-2 (IL-2). II. Evaluate the effect of different doses of Biomed 101 on the incidence and severity of IL-2 related toxicities and on the incidence and frequency of IL-2 dose reduction due to IL-2 induced toxicity. OUTLINE: This is a dose escalation study of Biomed 101. Patients receive oral Biomed 101 three times daily, followed by interleukin-2 IV on days 1-5 and 16-20. Cohorts of 5 patients receive escalating doses of Biomed 101 until the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is determined. The MTD is defined as the dose preceding that at which at least 2 of 5 patients experience dose limiting toxicities. Patients are followed for 1 month. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients will be accrued for this study.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically confirmed renal cell cancer No CNS metastases PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-1 Life expectancy: At least 12 weeks Hematopoietic: WBC at least 2,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 100,000/mm3 Hemoglobin at least 9 g/dL Hepatic: No hepatic failure No encephalopathy Bilirubin no greater than 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) AST or ALT no greater than 2.5 times ULN Renal: No renal dysfunction requiring dialysis for greater than 72 hours Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No history of sustained ventricular tachycardia (greater than 5 beats) No uncontrolled cardiac rhythm disturbances No recurrent chest pain with echocardiogram changes No angina No myocardial infarction No pericardial tamponade No moderate or severe coronary artery disease (New York Heart Association class 3 or 4) Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No significant neurological dysfunction including seizure or clinical signs of other significant neurological disease No gastrointestinal bleeding requiring surgery No concurrent infection requiring antimicrobial therapy No bowel ischemia or perforation PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: At least 30 days since prior investigational drugs No other concurrent investigational drugs No intubation required for greater than 72 hours No prior enrollment in this study



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Robert A. Figlin, MD, FACP
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Los Angeles, California 90095
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 26, 2020

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