Zoledronate With Atorvastatin in Renal Cell Carcinoma
Evaluate clinical outcome based on the time to skeletal events after bone-targeted therapy
- Evaluate clinical outcome based on the presence of calcification at the site of osteolytic metastases
- Measure bone-formation and resorption markers at baseline and during bone-targeted therapy.
- Assess effect of the bone-targeted regimen on serum cholesterol levels
Renal Cell Carcinoma
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Bone-Targeted Therapy Combining Zoledronate With Atorvastatin in Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Phase II Study|
- Median Time to First Skeletal-related Event [ Time Frame: Up to 1 year ]Time to skeletal events, defined as a metastatic site requiring radiotherapy or any surgical intervention (eg, embolization, radiofrequency ablation, intrathecal catheter placement) or complications from skeletal metastatic lesions (eg, pathologic fracture, spinal cord compression). Time to skeletal events monitored every 8 weeks for at least 1 year.
|Study Start Date:||October 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Zoledronate + Atorvastatin
Zoledronate 4 mg intravenous (IV) once every 4 Weeks + Atorvastatin 20 mg orally (PO) daily
4 mg IV Once Every 4 Weeks
Other Name: ZometaDrug: Atorvastatin
20 mg PO Daily
Other Name: Lipitor
Kidney cancer often spreads (metastases) to the bones. Zoledronate is designed to protect the bones from pain and from breaking as a result of cancer. Atorvastatin is a drug that lowers cholesterol levels in the blood. Combining these medications may make zoledronate more effective.
If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study, you will be given zoledronate intravenously (IV--through a needle in your vein) over fifteen minutes,1 time every 4 weeks. You will take a pill, atorvastatin, by mouth once time a day every day that you are on the study. Every 4 weeks is considered 1 study "cycle".
You will need to return to M. D. Anderson for check-ups every 8 -12 weeks. Urine will be collected for routine tests. You will have x-rays, bone scans, and/or CT scans to check on the status of the disease.
You will receive at least 2 cycles of treatment unless intolerable side effects occur or your disease gets worse. You may receive more than 2 cycles if you are benefitting from the study drugs.
You will be followed every 8 weeks for up to 1 year for skeletal events (symptoms related to disease moving to or getting worse in your bones). You will be taken off study if you experience a skeletal event or at the end of the 1-year monitoring period. Monitoring may be done with a local doctor or at M. D. Anderson. No extra testing or procedures are needed during this period.
This is an investigational study. The combination of the 2 drugs given in this study is investigational for the treatment of bone metastases. Zoledronate is approved for the treatment of bone metastases. Atorvastatin has been approved by the FDA for lowering cholesterol. About 38 patients will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00490698
|United States, Texas|
|UT MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Shi-Ming Tu, MD||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|