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Study of Motexafin Gadolinium for the Treatment of Renal Cell (Kidney) Cancer

This study has been completed.
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Pharmacyclics LLC. Identifier:
First received: August 22, 2005
Last updated: March 2, 2007
Last verified: March 2007
The purpose of this study is to find out if renal cell (kidney) cancer that has spread to other parts of the body will respond to treatment with motexafin gadolinium (MGd).

Condition Intervention Phase
Carcinoma, Renal Cell Urogenital Neoplasms Urologic Neoplasms Kidney Neoplasms Drug: motexafin gadolinium Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Motexafin Gadolinium for Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by Pharmacyclics LLC.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical response rate (CP, PR) to MGd in patients with confirmed progressive RCC (renal cell carcinoma)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical benefit rate (complete response [CR], partial response [PR], stable disease [SD])
  • Time to progression
  • Progression-free survival
  • Overall survival and survival at 6 and 12 months
  • Duration of clinical response

Estimated Enrollment: 43

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ≥ 18 years old
  • Histologically confirmed renal cell carcinoma with clinically or pathologically confirmed progression
  • Ineligible for interleukin-2 (IL-2) treatment and/or have had 2 or fewer prior treatments
  • Measurable disease
  • Hemoglobin ≥ 9 mg/dL
  • ECOG performance status of 0, 1, or 2
  • Willing and able to provide written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inadequate bone marrow, renal and liver function by laboratory criteria

    • Absolute neutrophil count < 1500/µL;
    • Platelet count < 100,000/µL;
    • AST or ALT > 2 x upper limit of normal (ULN);
    • Alkaline phosphatase > 5 x ULN;
    • Total bilirubin > 2 x ULN;
    • Creatinine > 2.0 mg/dL.
  • Evidence of central nervous system metastases within past year
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Known history of porphyria, G6PD deficiency or HIV
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00134186

United States, Texas
Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Pharmacyclics LLC.
Principal Investigator: Robert J Amato, D.O. Methodist Hospital Genitourinary Oncology
  More Information Identifier: NCT00134186     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PCYC-0219
Study First Received: August 22, 2005
Last Updated: March 2, 2007

Keywords provided by Pharmacyclics LLC.:
Kidney cancer
Renal cell carcinoma
Motexafin gadolinium

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Kidney Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Urologic Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Motexafin gadolinium
Antineoplastic Agents
Photosensitizing Agents
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