Interleukin-2 With or Without Histamine Dihydrochloride in Treating Patients With Metastatic Kidney Cancer
RATIONALE: Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill kidney cancer cells. Histamine dihydrochloride may prolong survival and improve quality of life in patients with metastatic kidney cancer.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase II trial to compare the effectiveness of interleukin-2 with or without histamine dihydrochloride in treating patients who have metastatic kidney cancer.
Drug: histamine dihydrochloride
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized Phase II Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Combined Immunotherapy With Subcutaneous Interleukin-2 and Maxamine in Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma|
|Study Start Date:||June 1999|
- Determine the clinical efficacy and safety of subcutaneous (SC) histamine dihydrochloride given in conjunction with SC recombinant human interleukin-2 in patients with stage IV renal cell carcinoma in terms of survival at 1 year, objective tumor response rate, duration of response, and median survival.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, open label study. Patients are randomized to receive interleukin-2 (IL-2) with or without histamine dihydrochloride.
- Arm I: Patients receive IL-2 subcutaneously (SC) once daily and histamine dihydrochloride SC twice daily on days 1-5 of weeks 1-3 followed by 2 weeks of rest.
- Arm II: Patients receive IL-2 as in arm I. Treatment continues for a minimum of 2 courses in both arms in the absence of unacceptable toxicity or disease progression.
Patients are followed every 3 months.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 60 patients (30 per arm) will be accrued for this study.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00005038
|Christie Hospital N.H.S. Trust|
|Manchester, England, United Kingdom, M20 9BX|
|Study Chair:||Mark R. Middleton, MD, PhD, MBChB, MRCP||The Christie NHS Foundation Trust|