Combination Chemotherapy and Surgery in Treating Young Patients with Wilms Tumor

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Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeAgeTrial IDs
Phase IIISupportive care, TreatmentUnder 30 at initial diagnosisAREN0534
NCI-2011-01953, CDR0000649716, COG-AREN0534, NCT00945009

Trial Description

Summary

This phase III trial studies how well combination chemotherapy and surgery work in treating young patients with Wilms tumor. Drugs used in chemotherapy work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Giving more than one drug (combination chemotherapy) may kill more tumor cells. Giving combination chemotherapy before surgery may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed. Giving it after surgery may kill any tumor cells that remain after surgery.

Further Study Information

OBJECTIVES:

I. To improve 4-year event-free survival (EFS) to 73% for young patients with bilateral Wilms tumor (BWT).

II. To prevent complete removal of at least one kidney in 50% of patients with BWT by using prenephrectomy 3-drug chemotherapy induction with vincristine (vincristine sulfate), dactinomycin, and doxorubicin (doxorubicin hydrochloride).

III. To evaluate the efficacy of chemotherapy in preserving renal units in children with diffuse hyperplastic perilobar nephroblastomatosis (DHPLN) and preventing Wilms tumor development.

IV. To facilitate partial nephrectomy in lieu of nephrectomy in 25% of children with unilateral tumors and aniridia, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS), hemihypertrophy or other overgrowth syndromes, by using prenephrectomy 2-drug chemotherapy induction with vincristine and dactinomycin.

V. To have 75% of patients with BWT undergo definitive surgical treatment by 12 weeks after initiation of chemotherapy.

OUTLINE:

PREOPERATIVE CHEMOTHERAPY: Patients receive preoperative chemotherapy according to histology and stage.

VAD REGIMEN (stage I-IV bilateral Wilms tumor [BWT] with biopsy revealing favorable histology or no preoperative biopsy; stage I-III BWT with focal anaplasia; stage I BWT with diffuse anaplasia; or high-risk, stage III-IV unilateral Wilms tumor [WT] with contralateral nephrogenic rest [NR] or predisposition syndrome): Patients receive vincristine sulfate intravenously (IV) over 1 minute on days 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and 36 (weeks 1-6) and dactinomycin IV and doxorubicin hydrochloride IV over 15-120 minutes on days 1 and 22 (weeks 1 and 4).

REVISED UH-1 REGIMEN (stage IV BWT with focal anaplasia; stage II-IV BWT with diffuse anaplasia; or stage I-IV malignant rhabdoid tumor of the kidney): Patients receive vincristine sulfate IV on days 1, 8, and 15 (weeks 1-3); doxorubicin hydrochloride IV over 15-120 minutes on day 1 (week 1); cyclophosphamide IV over 1 hour on day 1 and on days 22-25 (weeks 1 and 4); carboplatin IV over 1 hour on day 22 (week 4); and etoposide phosphate IV over 1 hour on days 22-25 (week 4).

EE-4A REGIMEN (high-risk, stage I-II unilateral WT with contralateral NR or predisposition syndrome or diffuse hyperplastic perilobar NRs [DHPLNR]): Patients receive vincristine sulfate IV over 1 minute on days 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and 36 (weeks 1-6) and dactinomycin IV over 1-5 minutes on days 1 and 22 (weeks 1 and 4).

Patients are evaluated at week 6. If partial nephrectomy is feasible, patients proceed to definitive surgery and lymph node sampling followed by postoperative therapy. If partial nephrectomy is not feasible, patients receive additional chemotherapy (as above with the same or a different set of regimen) followed by definitive surgery at week 12 and postoperative therapy OR patients proceed to a different chemotherapy regimen.

POSTOPERATIVE THERAPY: Patients receive postoperative therapy according to histology after preoperative chemotherapy and according to the highest assigned risk for either kidney.

EE-4A regimen (BWT with complete resection of all gross tumors at diagnosis with stage I-II favorable histology; BWT with complete response [CR] by imaging after 6 weeks of preoperative chemotherapy; completely necrotic stage I-II BWT; intermediate-risk stage I BWT; unilateral WT stage I-II with CR by imaging after 6-12 weeks of preoperative chemotherapy; completely necrotic stage I-II unilateral WT; or intermediate-risk stage I-II unilateral WT): Patients receive vincristine sulfate IV over 1 minute on days 43, 50, 57, 64, 85, 106, and 127 (weeks 7-10, 13, 16, and 19) and dactinomycin IV over 1-5 minutes on days 43, 64, 85, 106, and 127 (weeks 7, 10, 13, 16, and 19).

DD-4A REGIMEN (intermediate-risk, stage II BWT; stage I BWT with blastemal predominance; or stage I unilateral WT with blastemal predominance): Patients receive vincristine sulfate IV over 1 minute on days 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and 36 (weeks 1-6); dactinomycin IV over 1-5 minutes on day 1 (week 1); and doxorubicin hydrochloride IV over 15-120 minutes on day 22 (week 4). Patients then receive vincristine sulfate IV over 1 minute on days 43, 50, 57, 64, 85, 106, 127, 148, and 169 (weeks 7-10, 13, 16, 19, 22, and 25); dactinomycin IV over 1-5 minutes on days 43, 85, 127, and 169 (weeks 7, 13, 19, and 25); and doxorubicin hydrochloride over 15-120 minutes on days 63, 106, and 148 (weeks 10, 16, and 22). Some patients may also undergo radiation therapy.

DD-4A REGIMEN AND RADIATION THERAPY (BWT with complete resection of all gross tumors at diagnosis with stage III-IV favorable histology, completely necrotic stage III-IV BWT; intermediate-risk, stage III-IV BWT; stage I BWT with diffuse anaplasia; stage I-III BWT with focal anaplasia; stage I unilateral WT with diffuse anaplasia; stage I unilateral WT with focal anaplasia; or intermediate-risk, stage III-IV unilateral WT): Patients receive DD-4A regimen as above. Patients also undergo concurrent radiation therapy.

REGIMEN I (stage II BWT with blastemal predominance or stage II unilateral WT with blastemal predominance): Patients receive vincristine sulfate IV over 1 minute on days 43, 50, 57, 71, 78, 85, 92, 127, and 169 (weeks 7-9, 11-14, 19, and 25); doxorubicin hydrochloride IV over 15-120 minutes on days 43, 85, 127, and 169 (weeks 7, 13, 19, and 25); cyclophosphamide IV over 15-30 minutes on days 43, 64, 85, 106, 127, 148, and 169 (weeks 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, and 25); and etoposide phosphate IV over 1 hour on days 64, 106, and 148 (weeks 10, 16, and 22).

REGIMEN I AND RADIATION THERAPY (stage III-IV BWT with blastemal predominance or stage III-IV unilateral WT with blastemal predominance): Patients receive regimen I as above. Patients also undergo concurrent radiation therapy.

REVISED UH-1 REGIMEN AND RADIATION THERAPY (stage IV BWT with focal anaplasia; stage II-IV BWT with diffuse anaplasia; stage IV unilateral WT with focal anaplasia; stage II-IV unilateral WT with diffuse anaplasia; and stage I-IV malignant rhabdoid tumor of the kidney; or DHPLNR with anaplasia): Patients receive vincristine sulfate IV over 1 minute on days 64, 71, 78, 85, 92, 99, 148, 155, 162, 190, 197, and 204 (weeks 10-15, 22-24, and 28-30); doxorubicin hydrochloride IV over 15-120 minutes on days 64, 85, 148, and 190 (weeks 10, 13, 22, and 28); cyclophosphamide IV over 15-30 minutes on days 43-46, 64, 85, 106-109, 127-130, 148, 169-172, and 190 (weeks 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, and 28); carboplatin IV over 1 hour on days 43, 106, 127, and 169 (weeks 7, 16, 19, and 25); and etoposide phosphate IV over 1 hour on days 43-46, 106-109, 127-130, and 169-172 (weeks 7, 16, 19, and 25). Patients also undergo radiation therapy.

VAD REGIMEN (DHPLNR with favorable histology WT with viable elements): Patients receive vincristine sulfate IV over 1 minute on days 43, 50, 57, 64, 71, and 78 (weeks 7-12) and dactinomycin IV over 1-5 minutes and doxorubicin hydrochloride IV over 15-120 minutes on days 43 and 64 (weeks 7 and 10).

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up periodically for 10 years.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

All patients and/or their parents or legal guardians must sign a written informed consent

Female patients who are lactating must agree to stop breastfeeding

Total bilirubin =< 1.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) for age

Patients must not have received systemic chemotherapy or radiation therapy prior to treatment on this study

Karnofsky performance status must be >= 50% for patients > 16 years of age and Lansky performance status must be >= 50% (for patients =< 16 years of age

Specimens/materials must be submitted for central review by day 7; for enrollment on AREN0534, unless a biopsy was done, the submission requirements at enrollment on AREN03B2 refer to imaging studies; tissue samples are only required if a surgical procedure (biopsy or nephrectomy) was performed at the time of enrollment on AREN03B2

The patient must have one of the following conditions to be eligible:

Synchronous bilateral Wilms tumors**; or

Unilateral Wilms tumor and aniridia, Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, idiopathic hemihypertrophy, Simpson-Golabi-Behmel-Syndrome, Denys-Drash Syndrome or other associated genitourinary anomalies associated with bilateral Wilms tumor, such as hypospadias and undescended testis (to be eligible, these patients must not undergo any nephrectomy at diagnosis; note-horseshoe kidney is not associated with bilateral Wilms tumor and these patients should go on the appropriate unilateral Wilms tumor study); or

Multicentric Wilms tumor (any age) (to be eligible, these patients must not undergo any nephrectomy at diagnosis); or

Unilateral Wilms tumor with contralateral nephrogenic rest(s) (any size) in a child under one year of age (to be eligible, these patients must not undergo any nephrectomy at diagnosis); or

Diffuse hyperplastic perilobar nephroblastomatosis (unilateral or bilateral) defined by central radiological review; or

Wilms tumor arising in a solitary kidney (patients with metachronous Wilms tumor are not eligible)

  • The AREN0534 study uses the guideline that Wilms tumor with a single lesion 1 cm or greater in the contralateral kidney or multiple lesions (of any size) in the contralateral kidney should be treated on the synchronous bilateral Wilms tumor stratum; patients with an isolated lesion less than 1 cm in the contralateral kidney should be treated on the appropriate study for unilateral Wilms tumor OR on the unilateral Wilms tumor/contralateral nephrogenic rest stratum of this study if they have not undergone nephrectomy and are under one year of age

Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) results—which are used in the unilateral Wilms tumor studies—are not a requirement for enrollment on AREN0534; blood samples can be submitted but will not be used to direct AREN0534 therapy

Female patients of childbearing age must have a negative pregnancy test

No concurrent aprepitant

All institutional, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Cancer Institute (NCI) requirements for human studies must be met

Sexually active patients of childbearing potential must agree to use effective contraception

Shortening fraction >= 27% by echocardiogram, OR ejection fraction >= 50% by radionuclide angiogram

(Cardiac function does not need to be assessed in patients who will not receive doxorubicin as part of their initial therapy on this study [i.e., patients who start on regimen EE-4A])

Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) (aspartate aminotransferase [AST]) or serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) (alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) < 2.5 times upper limit of normal (ULN) for age

Patients with unilateral Wilms tumor and aniridia, Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, idiopathic hemihypertrophy, Simpson-Golabi-Behmel-Syndrome, Denys-Drash Syndrome or other associated genitourinary anomalies; or multicentric or unilateral Wilms tumor with contralateral nephrogenic rest(s) (any size) in a child under 1 year of age who undergo a nephrectomy at diagnosis are not eligible for this study and should be directed to a unilateral Wilms tumor study

Patients must begin protocol therapy on AREN0534 by day 14 following surgery or diagnosis by initial computed tomography (CT)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), unless medically contraindicated

Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations / Sponsors / Collaborators

Children's Oncology Group

  • National Cancer Institute
Peter F. Ehrlich, Principal Investigator

Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.
NLM Identifer NCT00945009

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