Sorafenib in Elderly Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (SERCC)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified April 2011 by Centro di Riferimento Oncologico - Aviano.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Information provided by:
Centro di Riferimento Oncologico - Aviano
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01342627
First received: November 29, 2010
Last updated: April 26, 2011
Last verified: April 2011
  Purpose

Study Design This is a multicenter, open label, first line phase II study in elderly (≥ 65 years old) metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (mRCC) patients not suitable for any other currently approved treatment (bevacizumab+INF, cytokines or sunitinib) except for sorafenib.

Each patient treated with sorafenib enrolled in the study will be trained to observe the management tool for skin care. A study period of 3 years was estimated as follows: an enrollment period of 24 months and a further follow-up period of 12 months.

Objectives of the trial Primary objective The primary aim of this trial is the evaluation of the efficacy of a patient education program in the reduction of Hand-Foot Skin Reaction (HFSR).

Secondary Objectives

TO assess:

  • The frequency of dose discontinuation, interruption and reduction
  • The incidence of any grade diarrhoea, and other adverse events
  • The overall Response Rate according to the RECIST criteria.
  • Progression free survival (PFR) in study population and comparison of PFS between age sub groups in the current study population

Condition Intervention Phase
Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
Drug: Sorafenib
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Sorafenib in Elderly Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (SERCC Study) Impact of Adverse Events Management in Elderly mRCC Patients Treated With Sorafenib

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Further study details as provided by Centro di Riferimento Oncologico - Aviano:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary aim of this trial is the evaluation of the efficacy of a patient education program in the reduction of HFSR [ Time Frame: From enrollment in the study until 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The primary aim is to determine the efficacy of the patient education program in reducing the incidence of HFSR(all grades).The efficacy is measured in terms of percentage of HFSR-free.Simon's methods will be used to calculate sample size(Simon R,1989).Considering the optimal two-stage design for phase II,considering a difference p1-p0=20% and fixing error probabilities(alfa=0.05 and beta=0.20),the number of patients for the first step is 16.The trial will be terminated if less than 7 HFSR-free patients will be seen.Otherwise the accrual will continue up to a total of 46 patients.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency of dose discontinuation, interruption and reduction [ Time Frame: From enrollment in the study until 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Frequency of dose discontinuation, interruption and reduction

  • Incidence of any grade diarrhoea, and other adverse events [ Time Frame: From enrollment in the study until 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Incidence of any grade diarrhoea, and other adverse events

  • Overall Response Rate [ Time Frame: From enrollment in the study until 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Overall Response Rate according to the RECIST criteria

  • Progression free survival (PFR) [ Time Frame: From enrollment in the study until 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Progression free survival (PFR) in study population and comparison of Progression Free Survival (PFS) between age sub groups in the current study population


Estimated Enrollment: 46
Study Start Date: October 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Sorafenib

Sorafenib will be orally administered at a daily dose of 400 mg taken twice daily without food, at least one hour before or two hours after eating. Four weeks of treatments will be considered as a cycle. Each patient enrolled in the study will received medications for topical therapy. Dermatological medications will be provided free.

In case of toxicities, dose reduction/interruption is permitted according to protocol.

In case of disease progression Sorafenib administration will be discontinued.

Drug: Sorafenib

Sorafenib will be orally administered at a daily dose of 400 mg taken twice daily without food, at least one hour before or two hours after eating. Four weeks of treatments will be considered as a cycle. Each patient enrolled in the study will received medications for topical therapy. Dermatological medications will be provided free.

In case of toxicities, dose reduction/interruption is permitted according to the protocol.

In case of disease progression Sorafenib administration will be discontinued.

Other Name: Nexavar

Detailed Description:

Rationale of the present study For several decades, the systemic management of metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC) was confined to the use of interferon (IFN) and interleukin-2 (IL-2). Recently, options for the medical management of mRCC have been improved through the introduction of agents targeting tumour angiogenesis or intracellular pathways mediating growth and proliferation. Among these agents are the small molecule inhibitors sorafenib (Nexavar), sunitinib (Sutent), temsirolimus (Torisel) and everolimus, and the monoclonal antibody bevacizumab (Avastin). All these targeted agents have been shown significantly to extend progression-free or overall survival or both when compared with placebo or IFN therapy in the treatment of mRCC.

Adverse events are commonly observed in clinical practice by using these small molecule inhibitors in mRCC patients. Concerning the use of bevacizumab the most commonly observed adverse events are hypertension, proteinuria, bleeding and thrombosis. For sunitinib the most frequent adverse events include hand-foot syndrome, stomatitis, diarrhea, fatigue, hypothyroidism and hypertension.

Most common adverse events with sorafenib are hand foot skin reaction (HFSR) rash, desquamation, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, hypothyroidism and hypertension.Several studies and recommendations have been published in order to suggest how to manage sorafenib adverse reactions and in particular the HFSR.

The aim of this study is to evaluate if patients education programs for the prevention of dermatological events (HFSR, rash, desquamation) can reduce the onset these adverse events (all grades). The reduction of dermatological adverse effects would concomitantly limit the frequencies of sorafenib dose reduction and interruptions in mRCC patients not suitable for cytokines or anti-angiogenesis (bevacizumab or sunitinib) therapy as first line treatment.

Treatment Administration Sorafenib will be orally administered at a daily dose of 400 mg taken twice daily without food, at least one hour before or two hours after eating. Four weeks of treatments will be considered as a cycle. Each patient enrolled in the study will received medications for topical therapy. Dermatological medications will be provided free.

In case of toxicities, dose reduction/interruption is permitted according to the flow charts/dose modifications.

In case of disease progression, or unacceptable toxicities Sorafenib administration will be discontinued.

The patient will be considered "out of treatment" if Sorafenib intake is stopped for more than 30 consecutive days and the patient will be considered for survival.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Nephrectomized, metastatic Clear Cell RCC patients not suitable for cytokines or anti-angiogenesis (bevacizumab or sunitinib) therapy as first line treatment
  2. Age ≥ 65years
  3. ECOG Performance Status of ≤ 2
  4. MSKCC prognostic score, good or intermediate
  5. Life expectancy of at least 12 weeks.
  6. Subjects with at least one uni-dimensional (for RECIST) measurable lesion. Lesions must be measured by CT/MRI-scan.
  7. Adequate bone marrow, liver and renal function as assessed by the following laboratory requirements to be conducted within 7 days prior to start of therapy:

    • Hemoglobin > 9.0 g/dl
    • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1,500/mm3
    • Platelet count ≥ 100,000/μl
    • Total bilirubin ≤ 1.5 times the upper limit of normal
    • ALT and AST ≤ 2.5 x upper limit of normal (≤ 5 x upper limit of normal for patients with liver involvement of their cancer)
    • Alkaline phosphatase ≤ 4 x upper limit of normal
    • PT-INR/PT ≤ 1.5 x upper limit of normal [Patients who are being therapeutically anticoagulated with an agent such as coumadin or heparin will be allowed to participate provided that no prior evidence of underlying abnormality in these parameters exists.]
    • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 x upper limit of normal.
  8. Ability to take correctly oral drugs.
  9. Absence of any psychological, familial, sociological or geographical condition potentially hampering compliance with the study protocol and follow-up schedule; those conditions should be discussed with the patient before registration in the trial.
  10. Written Informed Consent
  11. To be able to understand medical instruction and to fill in the patient's diary. If not, check if adequately supported by his/her family.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Previous first line treatment for mRCC. No adjuvant or neoadjuvant treatments are allowed.
  2. Symptomatic metastatic brain or meningeal tumors (unless the patient is > 6 months from definitive therapy, has a negative imaging study within 4 weeks of study entry and is clinically stable with respect to the tumor at the time of study entry)
  3. History of cardiac disease: congestive heart failure >NYHA class 2; active CAD (MI more than 6 months prior to study entry is allowed); cardiac arrhythmias requiring antiarrhythmic therapy (beta blockers or digoxin are permitted) or uncontrolled hypertension.
  4. History of previous or present seizure disorder requiring medication (such as steroids or anti-epileptics), organ allograft, HIV infection or chronic hepatitis B or C
  5. Active clinically serious infections (≥ grade 2 NCI-CTC version 3.0)
  6. Patients undergoing renal dialysis
  7. Previous or concurrent cancer that is distinct in primary site or histology from the cancer being evaluated in this study EXCEPT cervical carcinoma in situ, treated basal cell carcinoma, superficial bladder tumors [Ta, Tis & T1] or any cancer curatively treated > 3 years prior to study entry.
  8. Patients with evidence or history of bleeding diathesis
  9. Substance abuse, medical, psychological or social conditions that may interfere with the patient's participation in the study or evaluation of the study results
  10. Any condition that is unstable or could jeopardize the safety of the patient and their compliance in the study
  11. Known allergy to sorafenib or one of its constituents
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01342627

Contacts
Contact: Lucia Fratino, Oncologist +390434659048 lfratino@cro.it
Contact: Elena Ravaioli, Biologist +390434659078 eravaioli@cro.it

Locations
Italy
Centro di Riferimento Oncologico Recruiting
Aviano, Pordenone, Italy, 33081
Contact: Lucia Fratino, Oncologist    +390434659048    lfratino@cro.it   
Contact: Elena Ravaioli, Biologist    +390434659078    eravaioli@cro.it   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centro di Riferimento Oncologico - Aviano
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lucia Fratino, oncologist Centro di Riferimento Oncologico - IRCCS - Aviano
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr.ssa Lucia Fratino, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico - IRCCS
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01342627     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010-019726-14
Study First Received: November 29, 2010
Last Updated: April 26, 2011
Health Authority: Italy: The Italian Medicines Agency

Keywords provided by Centro di Riferimento Oncologico - Aviano:
Renal Carcinoma
Metastatic
Sorafenib
Elderly

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Adenocarcinoma
Kidney Neoplasms
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Sorafenib
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

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