Capecitabine, Gemcitabine, and Bevacizumab in Combination for Patients With Sarcomatoid Renal Cell Carcinoma
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if the combination of 3 drugs (gemcitabine, capecitabine, and bevacizumab) can help to control metastatic or unresectable renal cell carcinoma. The safety of this drug combination will also be tested.
Renal Cell Carcinoma
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase II Safety and Efficacy Study of Capecitabine, Gemcitabine, and Bevacizumab in Combination for Patients With Metastatic or Unresectable Sarcomatoid Renal Cell Carcinoma|
- Number of Patients with Event Free Survival [ Time Frame: Baseline and with each 4 week cycle or until disease progression ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Evaluation of response will follow the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST).
|Study Start Date:||July 2007|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||August 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Capecitabine + Gemcitabine + Bevacizumab
Capecitabine 800 mg/m^2 By Mouth Twice Daily On Days 1-21. Gemcitabine 900 mg/m^2 By Vein Over 30 Minutes on Days 1 and 15. Bevacizumab 10 mg/kg By Vein On Days 1 and 15.
800 mg/m^2 By Mouth Twice Daily On Days 1-21.
Other Name: XelodaDrug: Gemcitabine
900 mg/m^2 By Vein Over 30 Minutes on Days 1 and 15.
Other Names:Drug: Bevacizumab
10 mg/kg By Vein On Days 1 and 15.
Gemcitabine and capecitabine are designed to disrupt the growth of cancer cells, which may cause cancer cells to start to die. Bevacizumab is a drug that binds to and inhibits Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), a blood-vessel stimulating agent with unusually high levels in kidney cancer.
If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study, you will receive gemcitabine, capecitabine, and bevacizumab on a 28 day cycle. Capecitabine will be taken by mouth (with food), twice daily, on Days 1-21. Gemcitabine will be given through a needle in your vein in your arm over 30 minutes on Days 1 and 15. Bevacizumab will be given through a needle in your vein in your arm on Days 1 and 15. It will be given over 120 minutes for Cycle 1 and over 60 minutes for all other cycles. Your doctor may decided to give you bevacizumab over 30 minutes if you tolerate the treatment well.
On the first day of each cycle, blood (about 2 teaspoons) and a urine will be collected before treatment for routine tests. You will also have blood drawn on Day 15 (about 2 teaspoons) for routine tests.
Every 8 weeks, you will have a CT scan of your chest, abdomen, and pelvis and a chest x-ray. You will be asked about any drugs that you are currently taking and you will have a complete physical exam. You will be asked about any side effects that you might have experienced since the last visit and your ability to perform daily activities will be evaluated. Repeat bone scans and MRI of the brain may be done if your doctor thinks it is necessary.
You will continue receiving treatment for a maximum of 12 months. However, if you are benefitting from treatment, you may be able to continue receiving it off study. You will be taken off study if the disease gets worse, if the side effects are intolerable, or if you develop another illness that prevents you from receiving the treatment.
This is an investigational study. Gemcitabine, capecitabine, and bevacizumab are all FDA approved and commercially available. Up to 40 participants may take part in this study. All will be enrolled at MD Anderson.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00496587
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Nizar M. Tannir, MD||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|