Interleukin-2 in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Kidney Cancer That Has Been Removed With Surgery
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
RATIONALE: Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill kidney cancer cells.
PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of interleukin-2 in treating patients with stage III or stage IV kidney cancer that has been removed by surgery.
|Study Design:||Primary Purpose: Treatment|
|Official Title:||A Multi-Center Adjuvant Trial of Outpatient Moderate-Dose Bolus Interleukin-2 for Renal Cancer|
|Study Start Date:||October 1997|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the disease free survival and overall survival of patients with resected stage III or IV renal cancer treated with interleukin-2. II. Measure the degree of rebound lymphocytosis generated by this regimen in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is an open label study. Patients receive interleukin-2 IV over 15-30 minutes on 3 consecutive days weekly for 6 weeks, followed by 2 weeks of rest. Patients receive 2 treatment courses, each 8 weeks in duration. Patients are followed every 6 months until death.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20 patients will be accrued within 1 to 2 years.
|United States, Indiana|
|Cancer Care Center for Southern Indiana|
|Bloomington, Indiana, United States, 47403|
|United States, Nebraska|
|Bergan Mercy Medical Center|
|Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68124|
|United States, Tennessee|
|Baptist Regional Cancer Center - Knoxville|
|Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 37901|
|Study Chair:||Datchen F. Tai, MD||Cancer Biotherapy Research Group|