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Akt Inhibitor MK2206 or Everolimus in Treating Patients With Refractory Kidney Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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First received: November 10, 2010
Last updated: May 16, 2016
Last verified: March 2016
This randomized phase II trial studies the side effects and how well Akt inhibitor MK2206 or everolimus works in treating patients with kidney cancer that does not respond to treatment. Akt inhibitor MK2206 and everolimus may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Everolimus may also stop the growth of kidney cancer by blocking blood flow to the tumor. It is not yet known whether Akt inhibitor MK2206 or everolimus is more effective in treating kidney cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
Recurrent Renal Cell Carcinoma
Stage III Renal Cell Cancer
Stage IV Renal Cell Cancer
Drug: Akt Inhibitor MK2206
Drug: Everolimus
Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Phase 2 Study of MK-2206 in Comparison With Everolimus in Refractory Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • PFS [ Time Frame: Time interval between date of treatment and date of disease progression, date of death or last follow-up date, whichever occurs first, assessed up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method and will be compared between the two treatment arms using stratified log-rank test.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical benefit defined as CR + PR + stable disease [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Will fit logistic regression models to assess the effects of treatment, AKT activation, circulating cytokines and angiogenic factors, and karyotype on clinical benefit.

  • Grade 3 or greater toxicity that requires treatment discontinuation based on the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 4.0 [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    The method of Thall, Simon and Estey (1995, 1996) will be used. Patients' safety data will be summarized by treatment arm, category, severity and relevance.

  • ORR defined as complete response (CR) + partial response (PR) [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Logistic regression model will be fit to assess the effect of treatment on the rate of overall response.

  • OS [ Time Frame: Time interval between the date of treatment and the date of death or last follow-up, assessed up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The Kaplan-Meier method will be used, and stratified log-rank test will be used to compare between the two treatment arms.

  • TTF [ Time Frame: Time interval between the date of treatment and the date of disease progression, date of death, date of treatment discontinuation due to severe toxicity or last follow-up date, assessed up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The Kaplan-Meier method will be used, and stratified log-rank test will be used to compare between the two treatment arms.

Enrollment: 114
Study Start Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: March 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm I (Akt inhibitor MK2206)
Patients receive Akt inhibitor MK2206 PO on days 1, 8, 15, and 22. Courses repeat every 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who are progression free after 1 year may receive a 12 week study drug supply of Akt inhibitor MK2206.
Drug: Akt Inhibitor MK2206
Given PO
Other Name: MK2206
Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Optional correlative studies
Experimental: Arm II (everolimus)
Patients receive everolimus PO QD on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: Everolimus
Given PO
Other Names:
  • 42-O-(2-Hydroxy)ethyl Rapamycin
  • Afinitor
  • Certican
  • RAD 001
  • RAD001
Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis
Optional correlative studies

Detailed Description:


I. To assess progression free survival (PFS) of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy refractory renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients who receive either MK-2206 (Akt inhibitor MK-2206) or everolimus.

II. To assess safety of MK-2206 in patients with VEGF therapy refractory RCC.


I. To assess overall response rate (ORR) and overall survival (OS). (Clinical) II. To assess time to treatment failure (TTF). (Clinical) III. To determine whether baseline AKT activation is predictive for clinical benefit after treatment with MK-2206 or everolimus. (Pre-clinical/exploratory) IV. To determine whether circulating cytokines and angiogenic factors predict for clinical benefit after treatment with MK-2206 or everolimus. (Pre-clinical/exploratory) V. To assess impact of karyotype on outcome in patients treated with MK-2206 or everolimus. (Pre-clinical/exploratory)

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

ARM I: Patients receive Akt inhibitor MK2206 orally (PO) on days 1, 8, 15, and 22. Courses repeat every 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients who are progression free after 1 year may receive a 12 week study drug supply of Akt inhibitor MK2206.

ARM II: Patients receive everolimus PO once daily (QD) on days 1-28. Courses repeat every 4 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 3 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic or unresectable RCC; all histologies are permitted; patient should have undergone nephrectomy
  • Patients must have measurable disease, defined as at least one lesion that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest diameter to be recorded for non-nodal lesions and short axis for nodal lesions) as >= 20 mm with conventional techniques or as >= 10 mm with spiral computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Patients must have received, and progressed on an anti-VEGF therapy, including bevacizumab, sorafenib, sunitinib or pazopanib
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status =< 1
  • Leukocytes >= 3,000/mcL
  • Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,500/mcL
  • Platelets >= 100,000/mcL
  • Total bilirubin within normal institutional limits
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT])/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) =< 2.5 X institutional upper limit of normal
  • Serum creatinine =< 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • International normalized ratio (INR) and partial thromboplastin time (PTT) =< 1.5 x ULN; therapeutic anticoagulation with warfarin is allowed if target INR =< 3 on a stable dose of warfarin or on a stable dose of low molecular weight (LMW) heparin for > 2 weeks at time of randomization
  • Women of childbearing potential and men must use two forms of contraception (hormonal or barrier method of birth control; abstinence) prior to study entry, for the duration of study participation and for 8 weeks after the last dose of study drug; should a woman become pregnant or suspect she is pregnant while she or her partner is participating in this study, the patient should inform the treating physician immediately
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document
  • Serum pregnancy test in female patients of childbearing potential must be negative within 24 hours of enrolling on this study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who received oral tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs) (sorafenib, sunitinib, or pazopanib) within 2 weeks prior to entering the study, radiotherapy, immunotherapy or chemotherapy within 4 weeks prior to entering the study, bevacizumab within 4 weeks prior to entering the study, or those who have not recovered from adverse events due to agents administered more than 4 weeks earlier (recovered to =< grade 1)
  • Patients may not be receiving any other investigational agents; patients may not have received an mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor
  • Patients with known brain metastases should be excluded from this clinical trial
  • History of allergic reactions attributed to compounds of similar chemical or biologic composition to MK-2206 or other agents used in the study
  • Patients receiving any medications or substances that are strong inhibitors or inducers of cytochrome P450, family 3, subfamily A, polypeptide 4 (CYP4503A4) are ineligible
  • Patient should have a hemoglobin A1C value of < 8%; preclinical studies demonstrated the potential of MK-2206 for induction of hyperglycemia in all preclinical species tested; studies also demonstrate a risk of hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and hypertriglyceridemia associated with everolimus therapy; patients with diabetes or in risk for hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and/or hypertriglyceridemia should not be excluded from trials with MK-2206 or everolimus, but the patient should be well controlled on oral agents (recent [i.e. within 3 months] HbA1C =< 7.0) before the patient enters the trial
  • Preclinical studies indicated transient changes in corrected QT (QTc) interval during MK-2206 treatment; prolongation of QTc interval is potentially a safety concern while on MK-2206 therapy; cardiovascular: baseline QTcF > 450 msec (male) or corrected Fridericia QT interval (QTcF) > 470 msec (female) will exclude patients from entry on study
  • Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or active infection, symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements
  • Pregnant women are excluded from this study; breastfeeding should be discontinued if the mother is treated with MK-2206 or everolimus
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients on combination antiretroviral therapy are ineligible
  • Individuals who are diagnosed with an intercurrent cancer are excluded, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancers, and other cancers where curative treatment was completed at least two years ago
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01239342

United States, California
Tower Cancer Research Foundation
Beverly Hills, California, United States, 90211-1850
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, California, United States, 91010
USC / Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033
University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sacramento, California, United States, 95817
City of Hope South Pasadena
South Pasadena, California, United States, 91030
United States, Pennsylvania
Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute-Clinical Trials Office
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033-0850
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15232
United States, Texas
M D Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Eric Jonasch M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT01239342     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCI-2010-02270  NCI-2010-02270  NCI 8727  MDA-2010-0247  CDR0000688457  2010-0247  8727  8727  N01CM00038  N01CM00039  N01CM62202  P30CA016672 
Study First Received: November 10, 2010
Last Updated: May 16, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Kidney Diseases
Kidney Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Urogenital Neoplasms
Urologic Diseases
Urologic Neoplasms
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antifungal Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on May 24, 2016