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A Prospective Study of Acute Cardiovascular Effects of First-line Sunitinib in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients (SUnitinib Prospective CardiovasculaR Effect) (SUPER)

This study has been completed.
Cross Cancer Institute
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier:
First received: November 12, 2009
Last updated: February 24, 2016
Last verified: March 2012
While sunitinib can be very helpful to treat kidney cancer, these medications can also cause side effects, including heart damage. Studies performed in the past did not look at heart function in detail, so the investigators do not know what happens to the heart when people start sunitinib treatment. The aim of the study is to prospectively study acute effects of sunitinib on heart function, overall fitness and blood markers of heart disease.

Renal Cell Carcinoma Cardiotoxicity Heart Failure Hypertension

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective Study of Acute Cardiovascular Effects of First-line Sunitinib in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients

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Further study details as provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood and urine banked

Enrollment: 42
Study Start Date: July 2011
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients with renal cell carcinoma scheduled to receive sunitinib

Detailed Description:
Participants will undergo cardiac MRI, maximal exercise testing(VO2 peak), blood and urine samples before and after 2 treatments of sunitinib. An extra blood sample will be collected the 2nd week of the first treatment to check blood levels of sunitinib. We will also examine routine CT scans to study body composition.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with renal cell carcinoma scheduled to receive sunitinub.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologic diagnosis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma
  • Eligible to receive first-line sunitinib
  • Willingness to attend Cross Cancer Institute and University of Alberta for study-related assessments
  • Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS)82 ≥ 70
  • Age ≥ 18 years of age
  • Adequate creatinine clearance to receive gadolinium
  • All patients with bone metastases are eligible; those with lesions identified at weight-bearing bones will undergo plain films to evaluate fracture risk prior to CPET;
  • Fluent in English language
  • No contraindication to MRI or other concern eg., metallic implants, claustrophobia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior systemic therapy for mRCC
  • Documented history of major cardiac event in last year i.e. MI, unstable angina, CABG, symptomatic CHF, CVA or TIA, or pulmonary embolism
  • Pregnancy
  • Other severe condition or abnormality that, in the judgement of the investigator or treating oncologist, would make participation in this study inappropriate
  • Unstable brain metastases
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01014065

Canada, Alberta
University of Alberta/ Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Mark Haykowsky, PhD University of Alberta
  More Information

Responsible Party: AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier: NCT01014065     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 00028 / 24942
Study First Received: November 12, 2009
Last Updated: February 24, 2016

Keywords provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:
cardiac MRI
maximal exercise testing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Kidney Neoplasms
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Radiation Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Antineoplastic Agents
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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