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Bethesda, Maryland 20892


RATIONALE: Monoclonal antibodies can locate tumor cells and either kill them or deliver tumor-killing substances to them. PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to determine the effectiveness of monoclonal antibody therapy in treating patients who have advanced kidney cancer that cannot be surgically removed.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the effect of monoclonal antibody VEGF on time to progression, angiogenesis, and overall survival in patients with unresectable advanced renal cell cancer. II. Evaluate serum antibody levels and biologically active vascular endothelial growth factor levels in the plasma of patients treated with this regimen. III. Evaluate the toxicity of this regimen in these patients. PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified by prior interleukin-2 therapy (yes vs no). Patients are randomized to receive either placebo or one of two doses of monoclonal antibody VEGF. Following an initial loading dose, patients receive one dose of the study drug intravenously every 2 weeks for up to 2 years in the absence of disease progression. Patients who are given placebo and experience disease progression are offered monoclonal antibody VEGF and thalidomide if there are no contraindications. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 150 patients will be accrued for this study over 2 years.


PROTOCOL ENTRY CRITERIA: --Disease Characteristics-- Histologically proven unresectable advanced renal cell cancer Measurable disease Must have received or not be a suitable candidate for interleukin-2 therapy No papillary or collecting duct renal cell cancer No CNS metastases --Prior/Concurrent Therapy-- Biologic therapy: See Disease Characteristics No prior thalidomide At least 4 weeks since other prior biologic therapy No other concurrent biologic therapy Chemotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior chemotherapy No concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: At least 4 weeks since prior endocrine therapy No concurrent corticosteroid therapy Radiotherapy: At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy No concurrent radiotherapy Surgery: See Disease Characteristics --Patient Characteristics-- Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 6 months Hematopoietic: WBC at least 1,000/mm3 Platelet count at least 75,000/mm3 No coagulation disorder, active bleeding, or wound healing problem Hepatic: Total bilirubin no greater than 2.0 mg/dL (for patients with Gilbert's disease, direct bilirubin less than 0.5 mg/dL) SGOT or SGPT no greater than 3 times normal Renal: Creatinine no greater than 2.0 mg/dL Cardiovascular: No coronary artery disease Other: Not pregnant or nursing Negative pregnancy test Fertile patients must use effective contraception No clinically evident preexisting peripheral neuropathy



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
James Chung-Yin Yang
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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Location Contact:

Bethesda, Maryland 20892
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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