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Clinical Trials (PDQ®)

Interferon alfa and CCI-779 in Treating Patients With Stage IV or Recurrent Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer)

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Basic Trial Information
Trial Description
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Phase III Randomized Study of Interferon alfa Versus CCI-779 Versus Interferon alfa and CCI-779 in Patients With Poor Prognosis Stage IV or Recurrent Renal Cell Carcinoma

Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
Phase IIITreatmentClosed18 and overNCI, Pharmaceutical / IndustryUCLA-0305091
WYETH-C-3066K1-304-WW, NCT00065468

Trial Description


CCI-779 and interferon alfa may stop the growth of tumor cells by stopping blood flow to the tumor. It is not yet known whether either interferon alfa alone or CCI-779 alone are more effective than interferon alfa combined with CCI-779 in treating renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer).

This randomized phase III trial is studying interferon alfa alone or CCI-779 alone to see how well they work compared to interferon alfa and CCI-779 in treating patients with recurrent or stage IV renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer).


Eligibility criteria include the following:

Final eligibility for a clinical trial is determined by the health professionals conducting the trial.


Patients will be randomly assigned to one of three groups.

Patients in group one will receive an injection of interferon alfa three times a week.

Patients in group two will receive an infusion of CCI-779 once a week.

Patients in group three will receive an injection of interferon alfa alone three times in week 1. Beginning in week 2, they will receive an injection of interferon alfa three times a week and an infusion of CCI-779 once a week.

Treatment in all groups may be repeated for as long as benefit is shown. Patients will be evaluated every 2 months.


For more details about this trial, refer to the Health Professional version of the trial summary.

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Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA

Robert Figlin, MD, FACP, Principal investigator (Contact information may not be current)
Ph: 310-825-5268; 888-798-0719

Registry Information
Official Title A Phase III, Three-Arm, Randomized, Open-Label Study Of Interferon Alfa Alone, CCI-779 Alone, And The Combination Of Interferon Alfa And CCI-779 In First-Line Poor-Prognosis Subjects With Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma
Trial Start Date 2003-08-06
Registered in NCT00065468
Date Submitted to PDQ 2003-08-28
Information Last Verified 2005-03-24
NCI Grant/Contract Number CA16042

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