The objective of this study is to assess the progression-free survival, of patients who receive rotations of sunitinib and everolimus versus patients who receive sunitinib as a first line treatment followed by everolimus when progression occurs.
Full Title of Study: “Randomized ph. II Study to Explore Efficacy and Feasibility of Upfront Rotations Between SUNitinib and Everolimus vs Sequential Treatment of 1st lIne Sunitinib & 2nd Line EverolimuS Until Progression in Pats Met. Clear Cell Renal Cancer”
- Study Type: Interventional
- Study Design
- Allocation: Randomized
- Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
- Primary Purpose: Treatment
- Masking: None (Open Label)
- Study Primary Completion Date: May 8, 2017
This is an open-label, randomized phase II study to investigate the feasibility of alternating cycles of treatment with sunitinib and everolimus compared to sequential treatment of sunitinib followed by everolimus.
The study population consists of adult patients (over 18 years old) with clear cell mRCC (Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer) who have not received prior therapy for their metastatic disease.
The purpose of the study is to determine the progression free survival, feasibility and safety profile of the experimental arm compared to standard of care.
In the experimental arm alternating treatment will consist of repeating cycles of 24 weeks of treatment consisting of 12 weeks of sunitinib 4weeks on 2 weeks off, 50 mg pd followed by 12 weeks of everolimus 10 mg per day 11 weeks on 1 week off in patients with metastatic clear cell renal cancer. The comparative arm will be the standard regimen of sunitinib (50 mg pd 4/2) until progression, followed thereafter by everolimus (10 mg per day continuously, 11/1) until progression.
- Drug: Sunitinib
- 50 mg pd
- Drug: Everolimus
- 10 mg pd
Arms, Groups and Cohorts
- Experimental: Rotational arm
- Alternating cycles of treatment with sunitinib and everolimus; repeating cycles of 24 weeks of treatment consisting of 12 weeks of sunitinib 4weeks on 2 weeks off, 50 mg pd followed by 12 weeks of everolimus 10 mg per day 11 weeks on 1 week off in patients with metastatic clear cell renal cancer.
- Active Comparator: Sequential arm
- The comparative arm will be the standard regimen of sunitinib (50 mg pd 4/2) until progression, followed thereafter by everolimus (10 mg per day continuously, 11/1) until progression.
Clinical Trial Outcome Measures
- Progression-free survival (PFS) rate 1 year
- Time Frame: 12 months
- PFS of rotational arm versus PFS of the 2 lines in control arm
- Time Frame: From date of randomization until the date of first documented progression assesed up to 30 months
- Overall Survival
- Time Frame: From the date of the tratment start to the date of death or the last contact for alived patients at the momment of data censored. Assesed up to 30 months
- Safety Profile
- Time Frame: From the first treatment dose until 28 days after study treatment discontinuation. Assesed up to 30 months
- Objective tumor response rate per arm
- Time Frame: From the date of first tumor response to the date of progression or start date of other cancer therapy. Assesed up to 30 months
Participating in This Clinical Trial
- Renal cell carcinoma with a predominant clear cell component confirmed by histology.
- Advanced disease: metastatic AND, not suitable for resection
- Male or female, aged 18 years or older
- ECOG (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group) Performance Status of 0 or 1
- Low or intermediate MSKCC (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) prognostic risk score,i.e. no more than 2 of the following:
- Karnofsky performance status (<80%)
- Low serum hemoglobin (≤ 13 g/dL for males and ≤ 11.5 g/dL for females)
- High corrected serum calcium (≥ 10 mg/dL)
- Target and/or non-target lesions according to RECIST 1.1 ( Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors)
- Expected survival of at least 3 months.
- No prior systemic treatment. But adjuvant treatment is ok if stopped from ≥ 24 months
- Adequate bone marrow function as shown by:
- Adequate liver function as shown by:
- Adequate renal function as shown by serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x ULN (upper limit of normal)
- Left ventricular ejection fraction ≥55% on gated cardiac blood pool scan, or normal left ventricular function and fractional shortening on echocardiogram (according to institutional limits).
- SBP (systolic blood pressure) ≤140mmHg and DBP (diastolic blood pressure)
- 90mmHg (it is acceptable to initiate antihypertensive treatment prior to registration to achieve these goals).
- Able to commence treatment within 7 days of registration.
- Willing and able to comply with follow-up and all other protocol requirements.
- Written informed consent
- Prior treatment with VEGF-targeting agents or multi-kinase inhibitors or mTOR-targeting agents
- Active central nervous system metastases.
- Other malignancy diagnosed within the last 5 years, except the following if adequately treated: superficial squamous cell carcinoma or basal cell carcinoma of skin, superficial bladder cancer (T1 and G1 or T1 and G2), stage 1 cervical cancer.
- Treatment with an investigational agent in the last 4 w.
- Known to be HIV positive.
- Evidence of chronic hepatitis due to hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV)
- Clinically significant heart disease (NYHA Class III or IV)
- History of hypertension requiring hospitalization.
- Other serious illnesses,
- Immunotherapy or chemotherapy in the last 4 w (6 weeks for nitrosoureas)
- Major surgery in the last 4 w, or planned in the next 6 w
- Radiation therapy in the last 2 w, or planned in the next 6 w
- NCI CTCAE (Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Effects) version 4.0 grade 3 or worse hemorrhage in last 4 w.
- Any of the following in the last year: myocardial infarction, severe/unstable angina, coronary/peripheral artery bypass graft, symptomatic congestive heart failure, cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack, or pulmonary embolism.
- Pre-existing thyroid abnormality with thyroid function that cannot be maintained in the normal range with medication.
- Ongoing cardiac dysrhythmias of NCI CTCAE version 4.0 grade ≥2, atrial fibrillation of any grade, or prolongation of the corrected QT interval (QTc) to >450 msec for males or >470 msec for females
- Uncontrolled diabetes as defined by fasting serum glucose >1.5 X ULN.
- Pregnancy,lactation. Inadequate contraception.
- Known allergy or hypersensitivity to everolimus, sunitinib or iodine.
- Medical or psychiatric condition that compromises the patient's ability to give informed consent.
Gender Eligibility: All
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Maximum Age: N/A
Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No
- Lead Sponsor
- Associació per a la Recerca Oncologica, Spain
- Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
- Overall Official(s)
- Joaquim Bellmunt, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator, Associacio Per la Recerca Oncológica (APRO)
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