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Phase II Trial of Moderate Dose Bolus Interleukin-2 in Metastatic Kidney Cancer

Phase 2
18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Renal Cell Cancer Metastatic, Kidney Cancer Metastatic

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Trial Information

Phase II Trial of Moderate Dose Bolus Interleukin-2 in Metastatic Kidney Cancer

In this phase II study, the IL-2 schedule (daily IL-2 for 5 days (per week) every 3 weeks)
will be tested in a cohort of kidney cancer patients to attempt to determine the response
rate, median duration of response, and median survival. The dose intensity of this schedule
would allow a patient treated on this regimen to achieve the target threshold (> 1440
million IU/m2/year).

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Patients must have a histologic diagnosis of metastatic kidney cancer. Patients may
have received prior systemic therapy or may be previously untreated

2. Patients must have bi-dimensional measurable disease on physical exam or radiologic

3. ECOG performance status of 0 or 1 and estimated survival of at least 3 months.

4. White blood count of > 3500/mm3, platelet count > 100,000/mm3, hemoglobin > 9.0
gm/dl; bilirubin, ALT, AST < 3 x upper limit of normal; serum creatinine < 2.0 mg/dl.

5. Patients must undergo a low-level cardiac stress test as a screen for possible
atherosclerotic heart disease. Patients with a positive stress test would be
excluded from this trial.

6. Patients with elevated temperatures > 100.5 F must have sources of occult infection

7. Patients must be felt to have recovered from effects of prior therapy, such as > 2
weeks after prior chemotherapy.

8. Patient consent must be obtained prior to entrance onto study.

9. Women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test and must take
adequate precautions to prevent pregnancy during treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Medical illness requiring corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive agents (such as
cyclosporin or methotrexate.

2. Autoimmune disease such as inflammatory arthritis which could be exacerbated by
immune-based therapy.

3. Prior history of psychiatric disorder which could be exacerbated by interleukin-2.

4. Lactation or pregnancy.

5. Evidence of significant cardiovascular disease including history of recent (< 6
months prior) myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, primary cardiac
arrhythmias (not due to electrolyte disorder or drug toxicity, for example) beyond
occasional PVC's, angina, positive low-level stress test, or cerebrovascular

6. Current brain metastasis.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Progression free survival of patients with metastatic kidney cancer who have had disease progression on at least one prior therapy or who have not been treated.

Outcome Time Frame:

9 weeks

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Walter Quan, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Western Regional Medical Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

September 2012

Completion Date:

December 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Renal Cell Cancer Metastatic
  • Kidney Cancer Metastatic
  • Metastatic Renal Cell
  • Metastatic Kidney Cancer
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell
  • Kidney Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms, Second Primary



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