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Atrasentan in Treating Patients With Locally Recurrent or Metastatic Kidney Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Identifier:
First received: June 6, 2002
Last updated: January 26, 2010
Last verified: January 2010

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well atrasentan works in treating patients with locally recurrent or metastatic kidney cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Kidney Cancer Drug: atrasentan hydrochloride Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial Evaluating Atrasentan In Patients With Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival at 6 months
  • Toxicity

Estimated Enrollment: 180
Study Start Date: May 2003
Primary Completion Date: April 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the 6-month progression-free survival rate, in terms of proportion of those with measurable disease or bone metastases only, of patients with locally recurrent or metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated with atrasentan (measurable disease stratum closed to accrual as of 7/16/04).
  • Determine the toxicity of this drug in these patients.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to prior immunotherapy/biologic therapy (yes vs no) and characteristic of disease (measurable vs bone metastases only) (measurable disease stratum closed to accrual as of 7/16/04).

Patients receive oral atrasentan once daily on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually for 5 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 180 patients (90 per stratum [with or without prior therapy]) will be accrued for this study within 6 months (based on prior accrual, the bone metastases only group [specifically patients who have received 1 prior therapy] is the only stratum open for accrual).


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed locally recurrent or metastatic renal cell carcinoma that is not amenable to resection
  • Progressive disease, defined by 1 of the following:

    • The appearance of 1 or more new lesions
    • At least a 20% increase in the sum of the longest diameters of the target lesions (taking as a reference the smallest sum of the longest diameters recorded since the baseline measurements) (measurable disease stratum closed to accrual as of 7/16/04.)
  • One of the following disease characteristics:

    • Disease manifested solely by bone metastases
    • At least 1 measurable lesion (measurable disease stratum closed to accrual as of 7/16/04.)

      • At least 20 mm by conventional techniques OR at least 10 mm by spiral CT scan
  • No prior or concurrent brain metastases



  • 18 and over

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • WBC at least 2,000/mm^3 OR
  • Absolute neutrophil count greater than 1,000/mm^3
  • Platelet count at least 100,000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin at least 9 g/dL


  • Bilirubin less than 1.5 mg/dL
  • AST and/or ALT less than 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN)


  • Creatinine less than 1.5 times ULN


  • No history of New York Heart Association class II-IV heart disease


  • No significant pulmonary disease requiring pulse steroid therapy within the past 3 months


  • No other malignancy within the past 5 years except curatively treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix
  • No other serious concurrent medical illness that would preclude study participation
  • No active infection
  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception


Biologic therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior biologic therapy/immunotherapy and recovered
  • No more than 1 prior regimen* of biologic therapy/immunotherapy (e.g., interleukin-2, interferon, thalidomide, or combination)

    • Prior sargramostim (GM-CSF) is not counted as prior biological therapy NOTE: *A regimen is considered to be at least 4 weeks of treatment


  • No prior chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy:

  • At least 4 weeks since prior hormonal agents (e.g., megestrol or tamoxifen) and recovered


  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered
  • Prior radiotherapy for local control or palliation of painful bony lesion allowed
  • No prior radiotherapy to target lesions
  • No concurrent radiotherapy for palliation or any other indication


  • At least 4 weeks since prior surgery and recovered
  • Prior nephrectomy allowed


  • Prior bisphosphonates allowed
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00039429

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Michael A. Carducci, MD Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information

Manola J, Carducci M, Nair S, et al.: Phase II ECOG trial of atrasentan in advanced renal cell carcinoma. [Abstract] J Clin Oncol 25 (Suppl 18): A-5102, 260s, 2007.

Responsible Party: Group Chair, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Identifier: NCT00039429     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000069382
Study First Received: June 6, 2002
Last Updated: January 26, 2010

Keywords provided by Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group:
stage IV renal cell cancer
recurrent renal cell cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Endothelin Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 21, 2017