Interleukin-2 in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Recurrent Kidney Cancer
RATIONALE: Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill kidney cancer cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of low-dose interleukin-2 in treating patients with metastatic or recurrent kidney cancer.
Procedure: conventional surgery
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||TREATMENT OF METASTATIC RENAL CELL CARCINOMA WITH LOW-DOSE INTRAVENOUS RECOMBINANT INTERLEUKIN-2|
|Study Start Date:||September 1995|
- Assess the response rate and survival of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated with low-dose intravenous interleukin-2.
- Assess the toxicity associated with this treatment.
OUTLINE: Patients receive low-dose intravenous interleukin-2 every 8 hours for a maximum of 15 doses in week 1 and again in week 3. Stable and responding patients receive a second course beginning approximately 2 months after initiation of the first course. Responding patients may continue therapy every 2 months provided toxicity is limited.
Patients whose diseased kidney comprises the bulk of the tumor burden at entry undergo nephrectomy.
Patients are followed for survival.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 14 patients will be accrued for this study.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00002846
|United States, North Carolina|
|Carolinas Medical Center|
|Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28232-2861|
|Study Chair:||Richard L. White, MD||Blumenthal Cancer Center at Carolinas Medical Center|