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Pilot Study of the Treatment of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor(VEGF)Signaling Pathway Inhibitor-Induced Hypertension

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00607477
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Study has been terminated due to poor accrual.)
First Posted : February 5, 2008
Results First Posted : February 16, 2011
Last Update Posted : June 10, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to describe the length of time and extent of blood pressure response to minoxidil and hydralazine among cancer patients with difficult-to-treat vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor treatment induced hypertension.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Treatment Induced Hypertension Drug: Minoxidil Drug: Hydralazine Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 2 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study of the Treatment of VEGF-Signaling Pathway Inhibitor-Induced Hypertension With Direct Vasodilators, Minoxidil and Hydralazine
Study Start Date : January 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
Drug: Minoxidil
2.5 mg taken twice daily for 1 week, followed by 5 mg taken twice daily for the next week, followed by 10 mg twice daily for the next week

Active Comparator: 2
Drug: Hydralazine
25 mg taken twice daily for 1 week, followed by 50 mg taken twice daily for the next week, followed by 100 mg twice daily for the next week

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Magnitude of Change in Blood Pressure [ Time Frame: 21 days ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ongoing treatment for malignancy by at the University of Chicago with any agent with recognized, specific inhibition of VEGF, VEGF-receptors, or downstream signaling molecules with the specific intention of inhibiting signaling of this pathway. These agents include but are not limited to: bevacizumab (Avastin™), sorafenib (Nexavar™), sunitinib (Sutent™), axitinib (AG-013736), and AZD 2171.
  • Treatment of hypertension with at least 2 or more anti-hypertensive medications with blood pressure remaining greater than 140/90 mmHg.
  • Stable management of other toxicities from the cancer treatments
  • Expected to continue current cancer treatments for at least 4 weeks
  • 18 years and older
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document prior to any study specific procedures.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Concurrent use of hematopoietic supportive treatment with erythropoietin or congeners.
  • Current uncontrolled toxicities due to the cancer treatments.
  • Patients having known contraindications to hydralazine or minoxidil therapy.
  • Any readings of systolic blood pressure >200 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure >120 mmHg in the four (4) weeks prior to screening.
  • Use of either minoxidil or hydralazine in the six (6) months prior to screening.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00607477

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United States, Illinois
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
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Principal Investigator: Michael Maitland, M.D., Ph.D. University of Chicago
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Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT00607477    
Other Study ID Numbers: 15386B
First Posted: February 5, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: February 16, 2011
Last Update Posted: June 10, 2014
Last Verified: June 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Antihypertensive Agents
Vasodilator Agents