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Sorafenib in Urothelium Cancer of Bladder

This study has been terminated.
(Slow recruitment)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: October 6, 2010
Last Update Posted: September 8, 2011
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University Hospital, Essen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Association of Urogenital Oncology (AUO)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of Sorafenib additionally to gemcitabine and cisplatin in bladder cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Bladder Cancer Drug: Sorafenib Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prospektiv, Randomisierte, Doppelblinde, Multizentrische Phase-II- Studie Zum Vergleich Der Wirksamkeit Einer Chemotherapie Mit Gemcitabin Plus Cisplatin Und Sorafenib (BAY 43-9006) Versus Gemcitabin Plus Cisplatin Und Plazebo in Der Therapie Des Lokal Fortgeschrittenen Bzw. Metastasierten Urothelkarzinoms AB 31/05 - RUTT 204 - SUSE

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Further study details as provided by Association of Urogenital Oncology (AUO):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression free survival [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Response rates, time of response [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  • Time to progression [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
  • Evaluation and comparison in both treatment arms [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Enrollment: 98
Study Start Date: October 2006
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Sorafenib Drug: Sorafenib
Day 3-21 2x2 800 mg(milligram) daily
Other Name: Prüfsubstanz
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Day 3-21 2x2 800 mg(milligram) daily
Other Name: Plazebo

Detailed Description:
A controlled, double-blind, randomized study to evaluate the influence of Sorafenib in bladder cancer patients additionally to chemotherapy with gemcitabine and cisplatin compared to placebo.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

Men and Women > 18 years

  • Condition ECOG(Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group) 0-1
  • Life expectancy at least 12 weeks
  • Women in conceptional age: negative pregnancy test and adequate contraception (oral contraceptive, spiral); at men adequate contraception of the man (condom use) to 3 months after discontinuation of therapy with sorafenib
  • Histologically or cytologically proven urothelial carcinoma of the bladder or upper urinary tract
  • Locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma of the bladder or upper urinary tract (T3b,T4/ N+/M+)
  • At least one unidimensional measurable lesion on CT(Computed Tomography) or MRI(Magnetic resonance imaging) according to RECIST(Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors) criteria
  • Adequate hematologic, renal, hepatic and coagulation-physiological functions
  • Leukocytes > 1.500 cells /ml (per milliliter)
  • Hemoglobin >9g/dl(gram per deciliter)
  • Platelet > 100000 /ml
  • Serum creatinine < 2 x upper limit of normal or creatinine clearance ≥ 45 ml/min (milliliter per minute)
  • Total Bilirubin < 1,5 x upper limit of normal
  • GOT/GPT (glutamate-oxalacetate-transaminase/glutamate-pyruvate-transaminase) < 2,5 x upper limit of normal, at liver metastases < 5x upper limit of normal
  • alkaline phosphates < 5 x upper limit of normal
  • Amylase/ Lipase < 1,5 x upper limit of normal
  • INR(International Normalized Ratio) und PTT(Partial Thromboplastin Time) < 1,5 x upper limit of normal
  • Informing the patient about the study and the present written consent to participate after clarification in accordance with the stipulations of AMG(german drug law), and the principles of the Ethics Committee ("informed consent").

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Absence of the above inclusion criteria
  • Dialysis after nephrectomy
  • Patients with brain tumors and / or brain metastases
  • Previous or existing serious cardiovascular (grade III - IV according to NYHA(New York Heart Association)) disease, active angina pectoris or ischemia, myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to enrollment, or patients with serious cardiac arrhythmias requiring antiarrhythmic therapy (beta blockers and digoxin are permitted)
  • Patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, systolic blood pressure> 150 mm Hg or diastolic pressure> 90 mmHg despite optimal medical treatment
  • Patients with thrombotic or embolic events such as stroke or pulmonary embolism
  • Patients with recently or known bleeding diathesis
  • Known significant neurological or psychiatric diseases including dementia and epileptic seizures
  • Serious inflammatory eye disease, hearing impairment
  • Pulmonary (pO2(Blood oxygen) <60 mm Hg(Millimeters of mercury)), hematopoietic (eg(exempli gratia) severe bone marrow aplasia), hepatic or renal disease
  • Patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus
  • Serious bacterial or fungal infections(>Grade 2 NCI-CTC(National Cancer Institute-Common Terminology Criteria) Version 3)
  • chronic hepatitis B or C, HIV(human immunodeficiency virus) infection
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Allergic reactions to be used in respect of a drug
  • prior organ transplantation
  • prior autologous bone marrow transplant or stem cell transferred within the last 4 months before study
  • Manifesto, second malignancy or other malignancy within the past 5 years (except basal cell carcinoma, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, incidental prostate carcinoma)
  • Pregnancy or breast-feeding
  • Lack of cooperation and the ability to cooperate, predictable problems with the aftercare, psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, lack of capacity of the patient
  • Participation in other treatment studies in the last 4 weeks
  • Previous treatment with chemotherapy or immunotherapy
  • Simultaneous treatment with other anti-tumor therapies after study start
  • Intravesical chemotherapy within the last 4 weeks
  • Irradiation within the last 4 weeks
  • Previous radiation therapy, when all were irradiated to the assessment of tumor response used lesions
  • Complex operations, open biopsy or significant injuries within the last 4 weeks before study
  • Serious wound healing disorder, ulcers or bone fractures in the last 4 weeks before study
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01215266

Sponsors and Collaborators
Association of Urogenital Oncology (AUO)
University Hospital, Essen
Study Chair: Susanne Krege, Prof. Dr. Universität Duisburg-Essen
  More Information

Responsible Party: Association of Urogenital Oncology (AUO)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01215266     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AB 31/05 RUTT 204
2005-006098-29 ( EudraCT Number )
First Submitted: October 1, 2010
First Posted: October 6, 2010
Last Update Posted: September 8, 2011
Last Verified: September 2011

Keywords provided by Association of Urogenital Oncology (AUO):
Bladder cancer
Urothelium cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Vitamin B Complex
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs