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Clinical Trials (PDQ®)

Ziv-Aflibercept in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Unresectable Kidney Cancer

Basic Trial Information
Trial Description
     Further Trial Information
     Eligibility Criteria
Trial Contact Information

Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
Phase IIBiomarker/Laboratory analysis, TreatmentClosed18 and overNCINCI-2009-00559
ECOG-E4805, CDR0000489069, E4805, U10CA180820, U10CA021115, NCT00357760

Trial Description


This randomized phase II trial studies how well ziv-aflibercept works in treating patients with kidney cancer that has spread from the primary site to other places in the body (metastatic) or is unable to be removed with surgery (unresectable). Ziv-aflibercept may stop the growth of kidney cancer by blocking blood flow to the tumor.

Further Study Information


I. To determine the effect of two different doses of AVE0005 (vascular endothelial growth factor [VEGF] Trap [ziv-aflibercept]) treatment on the progression-free proportion at 8 weeks in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who had previous treatment with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI).


I. To determine the effect of AVE0005 (VEGF Trap) treatment on objective response rate in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who have had previous TKI treatment.

II. To describe progression-free survival among patients who undergo dose escalation following progression on low-dose AVE0005 (VEGF Trap).

III. To evaluate the safety and tolerability of AVE0005 (VEGF Trap) in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who have had previous treatment with a TKI.

IV. To determine the circulating levels of VEGF AVE0005 (VEGF-Trap) complex and correlate it with clinical activity.

V. To evaluate the modulation of specific angiogenesis-related protein expression by AVE0005 (VEGF Trap).

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

ARM A: Patients receive a higher dose of ziv-aflibercept intervenously (IV) over 1 hour on day 1.

ARM B: Patients receive a lower dose of ziv-aflibercept IV over 1 hour on day 1.

In both arms, courses repeat every 14 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Patients receiving treatment on Arm I may crossover and receive treatment on Arm II if disease progression is evident after 4 courses of treatment.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed every 3 months for 2 years and then every 6 months for 1 year.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient must have histologically confirmed metastatic or unresectable renal cell carcinoma; disease must be conventional clear cell carcinoma or have a component of clear cell carcinoma
  • Patients with true papillary, sarcomatoid features without any clear cell component, chromophobe, oncocytoma, collecting duct tumors and transitional cell carcinoma are NOT eligible
  • Patient must have measurable lesions according to the Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) criteria; baseline measurements must be performed =< 4 weeks prior to randomization; all sites of disease, both measurable and nonmeasurable, must be evaluated =< 4 weeks prior to randomization
  • Patient must have evidence of progressive disease following treatment with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) as assessed by the site investigator on the basis of computed tomography (CT) scans and other appropriate clinical documentation
  • Patient must have received at least one prior treatment with a VEGF receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor for at least 12 weeks; prior treatment with either temsirolimus or everolimus is allowed; prior immunotherapy is limited to cytokine therapy with interleukin 2 and interferon alpha only; no other prior immunotherapy is allowed; no prior treatment with bevacizumab is allowed
  • No prior cellular therapy, vaccine, hormonal or chemotherapy for renal cell carcinoma is allowed; prior therapy for other cancers is allowable if therapy ended at least 5 years prior to enrollment
  • Previous radiotherapy (RT) is permissible provided the measurable disease is outside the RT port; RT must be completed >= 3 weeks prior to randomization
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-2
  • Patient must have recovered from any toxic effects of prior radiotherapy or surgical procedures within 4 weeks prior to randomization
  • Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) (aspartate aminotransferase [AST]) and serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) (alanine aminotransferase [ALT]) =< 3 times upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Total serum bilirubin =< 1.5 times ULN
  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) >= 1 x 10^9/L
  • Platelet count >= 100 x 10^9/L
  • Hemoglobin >= 8.0 g/dL
  • Serum calcium =< 12.0 mg/dL
  • Calculated creatinine clearance (CrCl) >= 60 mL/min, and either proteinuria =< 500 mg/24 hours or urine protein: creatinine ratio (UPCR) =< 1
  • International normalized ratio (INR) within normal limits (or =< 1.5 x ULN if on prophylactic anticoagulation) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) within normal limits
  • Patients must not have known history of metastatic central nervous system (CNS) disease
  • Female patients MUST NOT be pregnant or breastfeeding; for women of childbearing potential, a negative serum pregnancy test is required within 1 week prior to randomization
  • Women of childbearing potential and sexually active males must agree to use an accepted and effective method of contraception while on this study, and for 6 months after the completion of the study; if a woman becomes pregnant while she is on this study or within 6 months after the last dose of protocol therapy, she must inform her treating physician immediately; if a man impregnates a woman while he is on this study or within 6 months after the last dose of protocol therapy, he must inform his treating physician immediately
  • Patients who have had basal cell skin cancer, squamous cell skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast, or lobular carcinoma in situ of the breast within the past five years are eligible only if treated with curative intent; patients with other malignancies are eligible only if they have been continuously disease-free for > 5 years prior to the time of randomization
  • Patient must not have any of the following conditions within 24 weeks prior to randomization: myocardial infarction, severe/unstable angina pectoris, coronary/peripheral artery bypass graft, New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III or IV congestive heart failure, cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack
  • Patients must not have had a prior pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, or other thromboembolic event
  • Patient must not have a history of uncontrolled or labile hypertension, with or without antihypertensive drug treatment, within 12 weeks prior to drug administration; this is defined as blood pressure > 150/100 mm Hg or systolic blood pressure > 180 mm Hg on at least 2 repeated determinations on separate days
  • Patient must not have known active infection, evidence of bleeding or intratumoral bleeding, or underlying bleeding disorder
  • Patient must not have a known history of hypersensitivity to any Trap agents or recombinant proteins
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients receiving combination anti-retroviral therapy are excluded from this study

Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors

National Cancer Institute

Roberto PiliPrincipal Investigator

Trial Sites

 Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute
 Philip J. Stella Ph: 734-712-3456
  Las Vegas
 Nevada Cancer Institute
 Oscar B Goodman Ph: 702-822-5136
New York
 New York Oncology Hematology, PC at Albany Medical Center
 Charles H Weissman Ph: 518-489-3612ext1342
 Bassett Healthcare Regional Cancer Program at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
 Eric Bravin Ph: 607-547-6965
  Bryn Mawr
 Bryn Mawr Hospital
 Paul B. Gilman Ph: 484-476-2649
 Cancer Center of Paoli Memorial Hospital
 Paul B. Gilman Ph: 484-476-2649
 CCOP - Main Line Health
 Paul B. Gilman Ph: 484-476-2649
 Lankenau Cancer Center at Lankenau Hospital
 Paul B. Gilman Ph: 484-476-2649
South Dakota
  Sioux Falls
 Avera Cancer Institute
 Addison R Tolentino Ph: 800-657-4377
West Virginia
 West Virginia University Medical School - Charleston
 Steven J. Jubelirer Ph: 304-388-9944

Link to the current record.
NLM Identifer NCT00357760 processed this data on April 22, 2015

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