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Houston, Texas 77030


This is a companion protocol to MD Anderson Cancer Center study 2010-0085 (Sequential Therapy in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma Therapy: The "START" Trial). The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if dynamic contrast enhanced computed tomography (DCE-CT) scans can help researchers learn if the study drug received as part of study 2010-0085 (either everolimus, bevacizumab, or pazopanib) is working.

Study summary:

To perform a DCE-CT scan, a small amount of a special dye (called "CT contrast medium") is injected by vein into the body. Several CT images are then taken over a few minutes to learn how much dye spreads outside of the tumor. This can show how much blood flows to and from the tumor. By performing DCE-CT scans after several weeks on treatment, researchers may learn if changes in blood flow may be a sign that the treatment is working. Study Procedures: If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study, you will have a DCE-CT scan to check the status of the disease at the following times: - Within about 4 weeks before you begin treatment on study 2010-0085. - Eight (8) weeks after starting treatment on study 2010-0085. Before each of the DCE-CT scans are performed, blood (about 1 tablespoon) will be drawn to check your kidney function. If your doctor thinks it is needed, you will also have a standard-of-care CT scan at these timepoints to check the status of the disease. Length of Study: Your participation in this study will be over after the scan(s) 8 weeks after starting treatment on study 2010-0085. You will be taken off of this study if you leave the 2010-0085 study early. This is an investigational study. The DCE-CT scan is commercially available. Using DCE-CT scans to check the status of kidney cancer is investigational. Up to 120 patients will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at MD Anderson.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patient must be enrolled or being considered for enrollment on protocol 2010-0085. 2. Patients must have metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). 3. Age >/= 18 years. 4. Subjects must have adequate renal function as defined by serum creatinine < 1.5x upper limit of normal. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Radiotherapy: Subjects may not have received prior radiotherapy to the index lesion within 4 weeks 2. Female subjects who are pregnant or lactating. 3. Female subjects of childbearing potential (unless they have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test within 3 days prior to start of study treatment). 4. Allergy to CT contrast media requiring the administration of steroid prophylaxis.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Chaan Ng, MD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77030
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: August 31, 2019

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