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Bethesda, Maryland 20892


Purpose:

RATIONALE: Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill cancer cells. It is not yet known which regimen of interleukin-2 is most effective for kidney cancer. PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of different regimens of interleukin-2 in treating patients who have metastatic kidney cancer.


Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the response rate and overall survival of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated with either low-dose or high-dose intravenous interleukin-2 (IL-2) or subcutaneous IL-2. II. Compare the toxic effects of these 3 regimens in this patient population. OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients are stratified according to presence of renal tumor (yes vs no). Patients are randomized to one of three treatment arms. Arm I: Patients receive low dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) IV every 8 hours for up to 15 doses. Treatment repeats in 7-10 days for one complete course. Arm II: Patients receive high dose IL-2 IV every 8 hours for up to 15 doses. Treatment repeats in 7-10 days for one complete course. Arm III: Patients receive IL-2 subcutaneously daily 5 days a week for 6 weeks. Treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients with stable or responding disease receive an additional complete course of therapy. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 400 patients will be accrued for this study.


Criteria:

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven, metastatic renal cell carcinoma with measurable disease No more than 25% of liver replaced with tumor No CNS involvement or major nerve compression allowed PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: More than 3 months Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Bilirubin less than 2.0 mg/dL AST and ALT no greater than 3 times normal Renal: Creatinine less than 1.6 mg/dL Cardiovascular: Normal EKG Normal thallium stress test (required of patients 50 years of age and older or as clinically indicated) Pulmonary: FEV1 and VC greater than 65% of predicted (pulmonary function screening required of patients with significant smoking history or suspicion of pulmonary disease) Other: No second malignancy, except: Basal cell skin cancer Carcinoma in situ of the cervix No significant psychiatric disease that would preclude consent or treatment No systemic infection No coagulation disorders or bleeding Not pregnant HIV negative PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: No prior therapy within 28 days Biologic therapy: No prior interleukin-2 Chemotherapy: Not specified Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: Not specified Other: No concurrent steroids


NCT ID:

NCT00018941


Primary Contact:

Study Chair
James C. Yang, MD
NCI - Surgery Branch


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Bethesda, Maryland 20892
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: September 20, 2017

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