Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Treating Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer
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.
Stage IV Renal Cell Cancer
Recurrent Renal Cell Cancer
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||Phase II Randomized Study of Monoclonal Antibody VEGF in Patients With Unresectable Advanced Renal Cell Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||November 1998|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2004|
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.
A total of 150 patients will be accrued for this study over 2 years.
|United States, Maryland|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Study Chair:||James Chung-Yin Yang||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|