A Study to Evaluate Pazopanib as an Adjuvant Treatment for Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT01235962


This randomized Phase III study is to evaluate whether pazopanib compared with placebo can prevent or delay recurrence of kidney cancer in patients with moderately high or high risk of developing recurrence after undergoing kidney cancer surgery.

Official Title

A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Phase III Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Pazopanib as Adjuvant Therapy for Subjects With Localized or Locally Advanced RCC Following Nephrectomy

Stanford Investigator(s)

Sandy Srinivas
Sandy Srinivas

Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by courtesy, of Urology


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Signed written informed consent

   - Diagnosis of RCC with clear-cell or predominant clear-cell histology

   - Subjects with non-metastatic disease (M0) fulfilling any of the following combinations
   of pathologic staging based on American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) TNM staging
   version 2010 and Fuhrman nuclear grading.

      - pT2, G3 or G4, N0; or,

      - pT3, G any, N0; or,

      - pT4, G any, N0; or,

      - pT any, G any, N1

   - Fulfill all of the following criteria of disease-free status at baseline:

      - Had complete gross surgical resection of all RCC via radical or partial
      nephrectomy using either open or laparoscopic technique.

      - Baseline imaging of chest, abdomen and pelvis shows no metastasis or residual
      tumor lesions as confirmed centrally by an independent radiologist.

   - Received no prior adjuvant or neo-adjuvant treatment for RCC

   - Recovered from nephrectomy: any surgery related toxicities should be reduced to ≤
   grade 1 per NCI Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) (Version 4)

   - Karnofsky performance scale (KPS) of ≥ 80

   - Adequate organ system function

Exclusion Criteria:

   - History of another malignancy. Exception: Subjects who have had another malignancy and
   have been disease-free for 5 years, or subjects with a history of completely resected
   non-melanomatous skin carcinoma or successfully treated in situ carcinoma are eligible

   - Clinically significant gastrointestinal abnormalities that may increase the risk for
   gastrointestinal bleeding including, but not limited to:

      - Active peptic ulcer disease

      - Inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease), or other
      gastrointestinal conditions with increased risk of perforation

      - History of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation, or intra abdominal
      abscess within 28 days prior to beginning study treatment

   - Active diarrhea of any grade

   - Clinically significant gastrointestinal abnormalities that may affect absorption of
   investigational product including, but not limited to:

      - Malabsorption syndrome

      - Major resection of the stomach or small bowel

   - History of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection

   - History of active hepatitis

   - Presence of uncontrolled infection.

   - History of any one or more of the following cardiovascular conditions within the past
   6 months:

      - Cardiac angioplasty or stenting

      - Myocardial infarction

      - Unstable angina

      - Coronary artery bypass graft surgery

      - Symptomatic peripheral vascular disease

   - History of Class III or IV congestive heart failure, as defined by the New York Heart
   Association Classification of Congestive Heart Failure

   - History of cerebrovascular accident including transient ischemic attack (TIA),
   pulmonary embolism or untreated deep venous thrombosis (DVT) within the past 6 months.

   - Corrected QT interval (QTc) > 480 milliseconds (msec)

   - Poorly controlled hypertension, defined as systolic blood pressure (SBP) of ≥140 mmHg
   or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) of ≥ 90mmHg.

Note: Initiation or adjustment of antihypertensive medication(s) is permitted prior to
study entry. Blood pressure (BP) must be re-assessed on two occasions that are separated by
a minimum of 1 hour; on each of these occasions, the mean (of 3 readings) SBP / DBP values
from each BP assessment must be <140/90 mmHg in order for a subject to be eligible for the
study (see Section 7.6.2 for instruction on blood pressure measurement and obtaining mean
blood pressure values).

   - Evidence of active bleeding or bleeding diathesis

   - Any serious and/or unstable pre-existing medical, psychiatric, or other condition that
   could interfere with subject's safety, provision of informed consent, or compliance to
   study procedures

   - Unable or unwilling to discontinue use of prohibited medications for at least 14 days
   or five half-lives of a drug (whichever is longer) prior to the first dose of study
   treatment and for the duration of the study.

   - Concurrent therapy given to treat cancer including treatment with an investigational
   agent or concurrent participation in another clinical trial involving anti-cancer
   investigational drug.

   - Administration of an investigational drug within 30 days or 5 half-lives, whichever is
   longer, preceding the first dose of study treatment.

   - Have a known immediate or delayed hypersensitivity reaction or idiosyncrasy to drugs
   chemically related to pazopanib or excipients that in the opinion of the investigator
   contraindicates their participation.

   - Prior or current use of systemic anti-VEGF inhibitors, cytokines (e.g. interferon,
   interleukin 2).


drug: pazopanib

drug: placebo

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Cancer Clinical Trials Office

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