Interleukin-2, Vinblastine, and GM-CSF in Treating Patients With Metastatic Kidney Cancer
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill cancer cells. Combining chemotherapy with interleukin-2 and GM-CSF may be a more effective treatment for kidney cancer.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of low-dose interleukin-2, vinblastine, and GM-CSF in treating patients with metastatic kidney cancer.
Drug: vinblastine sulfate
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study Using Low Dose Subcutaneous IL-2, Vinblastine and GM-CSF in the Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma|
|Study Start Date:||May 1997|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the effect of sargramostim (granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor; GM-CSF) in combination with interleukin-2 and vinblastine on the response rate of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. II. Assess the potential toxicities of this treatment combination in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a single arm, nonrandomized study. Patients receive vinblastine as an IV bolus once every 2 weeks. Interleukin-2 is administered by subcutaneous injection on days 1-5 each week for 9 weeks. Sargramostim (granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor; GM-CSF) is administered by subcutaneous injection on days 1-5 each week for 9 weeks. Each 9 week cycle is followed by 3 weeks of rest. Patient may continue treatment for a maximum of 5 cycles in the absence of disease progression. Patients are assessed every 12 weeks for the duration of treatment.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: 20-35 patients will be accrued into this study.
|United States, Kansas|
|Bethany Medical Center|
|Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66102|
|Heartland Cancer Research and Treatment Center|
|Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66106|
|Study Chair:||Raj Sadasivan, MD, PhD||Hope Cancer Institute, Inc.|