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Bortezomib in Treating Patients With Metastatic Kidney Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: January 12, 2006
Last updated: October 28, 2015
Last verified: July 2012

RATIONALE: Bortezomib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth and by blocking blood flow to the tumor.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well bortezomib works in treating patients with metastatic kidney cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Kidney Cancer Drug: bortezomib Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Bortezomib (Velcade ) Administered as a Single Agent in Metastatic Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) Patients

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Further study details as provided by Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective Response Rate as Measured by RECIST Criteria After Every 2 Courses of Treatment for up to 6 Courses [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Enrollment: 4
Study Start Date: April 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Velcade
Velcade IV twice a week for two weeks on Days 1, 4, 8 and 11 of each cycle. A 10 day-rest period (Days 12-21) with no Velcade will follow the 2 weeks of treatment in each cycle. one cycle = 21 days
Drug: bortezomib

Detailed Description:



  • Determine, preliminarily, the efficacy of bortezomib in patients with metastatic non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma in terms of objective response rate after a minimum of 2 courses of treatment.


  • Correlate clinical response in these patients with baseline von Hippel-Lindau expression and nuclear factor-KB activity.

OUTLINE: This is an open-label study.

Patients receive bortezomib IV over 3-5 seconds on days 1, 4, 8, and 11. Treatment repeats every 21 days for up to 6 courses in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed at 1 month and then periodically for 2 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 27 patients will be accrued for this study.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically confirmed pure non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC)
  • Distant metastatic disease (Tx, Nx, M1)
  • Tumor expresses wild-type von Hippel-Lindau tumor suppressor gene/protein
  • Measurable disease on imaging scan (≥ 1 cm)
  • Brain metastases allowed provided they have been treated with surgery and/or radiation therapy and show no evidence of progression on cerebral CT or MRI scan 2 months following surgery and/or radiation therapy.
  • Life expectancy ≥ 3 months
  • Karnofsky performance status ≥ 60%
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use an acceptable method of contraception
  • No other major illnesses likely to limit survival
  • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/mm^3
  • Absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1, 000/mm^3
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 10 g/dL (transfusion allowed)
  • Creatinine clearance ≥ 30 mL/min OR creatinine ≤ 2 mg/dL
  • ALT or AST ≤ 2.5 times upper limit of normal
  • At least 4 weeks since prior radiotherapy and recovered
  • More than 30 days since any other prior investigational drugs

Exclusion Criteria:

  • active CNS metastases
  • pregnant or nursing
  • myocardial infarction within the past 6 months
  • New York Heart Association class III or IV heart failure
  • uncontrolled angina
  • severe uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias
  • electrocardiographic evidence of acute ischemia or active conduction system abnormalities
  • Peripheral neuropathy ≤ grade 1
  • hypersensitivity to bortezomib, boron, or mannitol
  • history of a non-RCC malignancy within the past 5 years except basal cell carcinoma of the skin
  • serious medical or psychiatric illness that would preclude study participation
  • prior cytotoxic chemotherapy for this cancer
  • other concurrent investigational therapy
  • concurrent chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or hormonal therapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00276614

United States, California
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-1781
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Matthew B. Rettig, MD Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00276614     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000453541
P30CA016042 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: January 12, 2006
Results First Received: March 27, 2012
Last Updated: October 28, 2015

Keywords provided by Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center:
stage IV renal cell cancer
recurrent renal cell cancer
papillary renal cell carcinoma

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
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