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Study of Propranolol Plus Sunitinib in First-line Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03323710
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Poor patient recruitment.)
First Posted : October 27, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 9, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paweł Chrom, Military Institute of Medicine, Poland

Brief Summary:
The study aims to assess antineoplastic efficacy, safety, influence on quality of life and disease-related stress of propranolol taken in combination with sunitinib in previously untreated metastatic renal cell carcinoma

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Renal Cell Carcinoma Drug: Propranolol Drug: Sunitinib Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Two-stage optimal Simon design
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Propranolol Plus Sunitinib in First-line Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (ProSun Study)
Estimated Study Start Date : September 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2019


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Propranolol plus Sunitinib Drug: Propranolol
Propranolol will be administered orally at a starting dose of 40 mg (one tablet) two times a day (total daily dose of 80 mg). In case of acceptable safety profile, the dose may be increased to 80 mg (two tablets) two times a day (total daily dose of 160 mg) or farther to 80 mg (two tablets) three times a day (total daily dose of 240 mg).

Drug: Sunitinib
Sunitinib will be administered orally at a starting dose of 50 mg once daily, for 4 consecutive weeks, followed by a 2-week rest period (schedule 4/2) to comprise a complete cycle of 6 weeks.The schedule may be changed to 2 weeks on / 1 week off (schedule 2/1) and a daily dose may be reduced to 37.5 mg or 25 mg to decrease the level of toxic side effects.
Other Name: Sutent




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Objective Response Rate (ORR) [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]
    Objective Response Rate (ORR) is defined as the percentage of patients who have achieved partial response (PR) or complete response (CR) according to the Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) v1.1.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall Survival (OS) [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]
    Overall Survival (OS) is defined as the time from treatment initiation to death from any cause.

  2. Progression-free Survival (PFS) [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]
    Progression-free Survival (PFS) is defined as the time from treatment initiation to the first date of objectively determined progressive disease (PD) according to the RECIST v1.1 or death from any cause, whichever occurred first.

  3. Disease Control Rate (DCR) [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]
    Disease Control Rate (DCR) is defined as the percentage of patients who have achieved partial response (PR), complete response (CR) or stable disease (SD) according to the RECIST v1.1.

  4. Safety profile as assessed by Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events v4.03 summarized by type, frequency, and severity. [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]
    Safety profile as assessed by Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events v4.03 summarized by type, frequency, and severity.

  5. Health-related Quality of Life (QoL) [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]

    Change from baseline in the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) v3.

    The EORTC QLQ-C30 includes five functional scales, three symptom scales, a global health status / QoL scale, and six single items. All of the scales and single-item measures range from 0 to 100. High score for a functional scale represents a high / healthy level of functioning. High score for the global health status / QoL represents a high QoL. High score for a symptom scale / item represents a high level of symptomatology / problems. Scoring these scales include the following steps:

    1. Estimate the average of the items that contribute to the scale (the raw score).
    2. Use the linear transformation to standardise the raw score, so that scores range from 0 to 100; a higher score represents a higher ("better") level of functioning, or a higher ("worse") level of symptoms.

  6. Health-related Quality of Life (QoL) [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]
    Change from baseline in the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Kidney Symptom Index - 15.

  7. Disease-related Stress (DRS) [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]

    Change from baseline in the 10-point Perceived Stress Scale (PSS).

    The PSS is a validated psychological tool for assessing the perception of stress. Patient responses to all of the 10 questions present in the PSS questionnaire range from 0 to 4. To obtain a total result:

    1. Reverse scores for questions 4, 5, 7, and 8.
    2. Add up scores for each question to get a total result. Individual total scores range from 0 to 40. Higher scores indicate higher perceived stress.

  8. Tumour tissue and serum biomarkers status [ Time Frame: Up to 18 months ]
    Descriptive statistics of selected biomarkers from analysis of patient samples.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients are eligible to be included in the study only if they meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Histological diagnosis of clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) or mixed-type RCC with more than 60% of clear-cell component.
  2. Diagnosis of stage IV RCC (primary metastatic or recurrence after surgical procedure).
  3. Prior nephrectomy (complete or partial).
  4. Presence of measurable disease per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors version 1.1.
  5. Karnofsky performance status score of 80-100%.
  6. Favourable- or intermediate-risk according to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center criteria.
  7. Adequate organ function, including the following:

    1. hepatic: total bilirubin ≤ 2 times the upper limit of normal (excluding patients with Gilbert syndrome), aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase ≤ 5 times the upper limit of normal,
    2. renal: serum creatinine ≤ 2 times the upper limit of normal,
    3. bone marrow: absolute neutrophil count ≥ 1500/mm3, platelets ≥ 100000/mm3, hemoglobin ≥ 9.5 g/dl.
  8. Normal thyroid function (natural or with supplementation of thyroid hormones) defined as thyroid-stimulating hormone within limits of normal.
  9. Age eighteen years or older on the day of consent.
  10. Written informed consent prior to study entry.

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients will be excluded from the study if they meet any of the following criteria:

  1. Prior systemic pharmacotherapy of RCC.
  2. Treatment with propranolol within 6 months of study entry.
  3. Metastases in central nervous system (patients who had central nervous system metastases that were surgically resected and/or treated with radiotherapy in the past and now are without neurological symptoms, are allowed on protocol).
  4. Female patients who are pregnant or breast feeding or adults of reproductive potential who are not using effective birth control methods.
  5. Presence of other malignancies (patients with carcinoma in situ of the cervix or basal cell carcinoma of the skin are allowed on protocol).
  6. Presence of any severe and/or uncontrolled medical conditions or other conditions that could affect their participation in the study such as:

    1. heart failure of New York Heart Association Class III or IV, significant cardiac arrhythmia or any other clinically significant cardiovascular disease,
    2. unstable angina pectoris, symptomatic congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction within 6 months of entering the study,
    3. severely impaired respiration as defined as O2 saturation that is ≤ 90% at rest on room air,
    4. uncontrolled diabetes as defined by fasting serum glucose > 1.5 times the upper limit of normal,
    5. ejection fraction less than 40% (measured at echocardiography),
    6. significant liver disease such as cirrhosis, active hepatitis or chronic persistent hepatitis,
    7. active (acute or chronic) infections requiring antimicrobial intervention.
  7. Concomitant treatment with:

    1. chronic, systemic corticosteroids or another immunosuppressive agent; topical or inhaled corticosteroids are allowed,
    2. strong CYP3A4 inducers/inhibitors: carbamazepine, phenytoin, rifabutin, rifampin, nafcillin, phenobarbital, St John's wort, itraconazole, ketoconazole, erythromycin, clarithromycin, nefazodone.
  8. Known allergy/sensitivity to sunitinib and/or propranolol.
  9. Galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.
  10. Immunization with attenuated live vaccines within 30 days of study entry.
  11. Human immunodeficiency virus sero-positivity at the study entry or in the past.
  12. Impairment of gastrointestinal function or gastrointestinal disease that may significantly alter the absorption of sunitinib and/or propranolol (e.g., ulcerative disease, uncontrolled nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome or small bowel resection).
  13. Presence of active, bleeding diathesis.
  14. Major surgery (defined as requiring general anesthesia) and/or significant traumatic injury (requiring > 28 days to heal) within 28 days of the study entry; presence of side effects due to any surgery or probable requirement of major surgery during the course of the study.
  15. Present contraindications to propranolol, that include: bronchial asthma, prolonged fasting, acidosis, hypotension (systolic blood pressure less than 90 mmHg, diastolic blood pressure less than 60 mmHg), severe peripheral arterial circulatory disturbance, cardiogenic shock, bradycardia, Prinzmetal's angina, uncontrolled heart failure, second or third degree heart block, untreated phaeochromocytoma, sick sinus syndrome.
  16. Inability or unwillingness of subject or legal guardian/representative to give written informed consent.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03323710


Locations
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Poland
Military Institute of Medicine
Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland, 04141
Sponsors and Collaborators
Military Institute of Medicine, Poland
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Paweł Chrom, M.D. Military Institute of Medicine, Poland
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Paweł Chrom, Military Institute of Medicine, Poland:

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Responsible Party: Paweł Chrom, M.D., Military Institute of Medicine, Poland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03323710     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PS-001
First Posted: October 27, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 9, 2019
Last Verified: January 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Keywords provided by Paweł Chrom, Military Institute of Medicine, Poland:
Metastatic
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Kidney Cancer
Sunitinib
Sutent
Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor
Angiogenesis Inhibitor
Propranolol
Beta-blocker
First-line
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Propranolol
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
Sunitinib
Antineoplastic Agents
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Growth Inhibitors
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
Vasodilator Agents