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A Randomized, Double Blind Phase III Study To Evaluate Adjuvant cG250 Treatment Versus Placebo In Patients With Clear Cell RCC And High Risk of Recurrence (ARISER)

Phase 3
18 Years
Not Enrolling
Kidney Cancer

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Trial Information

A Randomized, Double Blind Phase III Study To Evaluate Adjuvant cG250 Treatment Versus Placebo In Patients With Clear Cell RCC And High Risk of Recurrence (ARISER)



- Evaluate the disease-free and overall survival of patients with primary clear cell
renal cell carcinoma at high risk for recurrence treated with chimeric monoclonal
antibody cG250 (WX-G250) vs placebo in an adjuvant setting.


- Evaluate the safety of these drugs in these patients.

- Assess the quality of life of patients treated with this drug.

- Perform pharmacokinetic analysis of WX-G250.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study. Patients
are stratified according to risk criteria and participating centers (US vs Non-US). Patients
are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.

- Arm I: Patients receive monoclonal chimeric antibody cG250 (WX-G250) IV over 15 minutes
once weekly for 24 weeks.

- Arm II: Patients receive placebo IV over 15 minutes once weekly for 24 weeks. In both
arms, treatment continues in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable

Blood samples are collected for pharmacokinetic analysis.

Quality of life is assessed at baseline, at weeks 12 and 24 during treatment, and then at 6
months after completion of study treatment.

Patients are followed every 3 months during years 1 and 2, every 6 months during years 3 and
4, and then annually during year 5 and thereafter.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 864 patients out of the expected 856 (428 per treatment arm)
were accrued for this trial.

Inclusion Criteria


- Histologically confirmed primary clear cell renal cell carcinoma

- Meets 1 of the following high risk criteria:

- T3a, N0/NX, M0 OR T3b, N0/NX, M0 OR T3c, N0/NX, M0 OR T4, N0/NX, M0

- Any T stage and N + disease and M0

- T1b, N0/NX, M0 OR T2, N0/NX, M0, each with grade ≥ 3 (Fuhrman or any other
nuclear grading system with at least 3 grades)

- Prior nephrectomy (total or partial) of primary renal cell carcinoma with documented
clear cell histology within the past 12 weeks

- No evidence of macroscopic or microscopic residual disease



- 18 and over

Performance status

- ECOG 0-1

Life expectancy

- Not specified


- Platelet count > 100,000/mm^3

- WBC > 3,000/mm^3

- Hemoglobin > 10 g/dL


- AST and ALT < 3 times upper limit of normal (ULN)

- Bilirubin < 1.5 times ULN

- Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg) negative

- Hepatitis C antibody negative


- Creatinine < 2.0 times ULN


- Not pregnant or nursing

- Negative pregnancy test

- Fertile patients must use effective contraception

- HIV I and II negative

- No concurrent unrelated illness which can significantly jeopardize patients' clinical

- No active infection

- No inflammation

- No medical condition or laboratory abnormalities that would preclude study

- No other malignancies within the past 5 years except surgically cured nonmelanoma
skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix


Biologic therapy

- More than 5 years since prior immunotherapy

- No prior murine or chimeric antibody therapy


- More than 5 years since prior chemotherapy

Endocrine therapy

- No concurrent corticosteroids above Cushing dose for another disease

- Physiologic corticosteroid replacement therapy allowed at discretion of the
primary investigator


- More than 5 years since prior radiotherapy


- See Disease Characteristics

- No prior organ transplantation


- No concurrent immunosuppressive agents (e.g., cyclosporine or tacrolimus)

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Disease-free survival

Outcome Time Frame:

Local 360 DFS events

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Pia Kloepfer, MD

Investigator Role:

Study Director

Investigator Affiliation:



United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:




Start Date:

July 2004

Completion Date:

October 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Kidney Cancer
  • clear cell renal cell carcinoma
  • stage I renal cell cancer
  • stage II renal cell cancer
  • stage III renal cell cancer
  • stage IV renal cell cancer
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell
  • Kidney Neoplasms



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