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Fludarabine, Cyclophosphamide, and Alemtuzumab in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer) Undergoing Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00073879
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 11, 2003
Last Update Posted : January 29, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Helen Heslop, Baylor College of Medicine

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as fludarabine and cyclophosphamide, use different ways to stop cancer cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Peripheral stem cell transplantation may be able to replace immune cells that were destroyed by chemotherapy. Sometimes the transplanted cells can reject the body's normal tissues. Alemtuzumab and tacrolimus may prevent this from happening.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combining fludarabine and cyclophosphamide with alemtuzumab in treating patients who are undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation for recurrent or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Kidney Cancer Biological: alemtuzumab Biological: graft-versus-tumor induction therapy Drug: cyclophosphamide Drug: fludarabine phosphate Procedure: allogeneic bone marrow transplantation Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation Not Applicable

Detailed Description:


  • Determine the safety and feasibility of fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and alemtuzumab in patients with recurrent or metastatic renal cell carcinoma undergoing HLA-matched allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

OUTLINE: This is a pilot, multicenter study.

  • Conditioning: Patients receive fludarabine IV over 30 minutes on days -6 to -2, cyclophosphamide IV over 2 hours on days -6 and -5, and alemtuzumab IV on days -4 to -2.
  • Allogeneic transplantation: Allogeneic stem cells are infused on day 0. Patients receive graft-vs-host disease prophylaxis with tacrolimus IV or orally for approximately 30 days.

Patients are followed weekly for 100 days and then at 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60 months after transplantation.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 20 patients (10 with HLA-identical related donors and 10 with matched unrelated donors) will be accrued for this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Allogeneic Adoptive Immunochemotherapy For Treatment Of Renal Cell Carcinoma
Study Start Date : April 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2004

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of patients with treatment related mortality [ Time Frame: 100 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of recurrent or metastatic renal cell carcinoma
  • Failed interleukin-2 (IL-2)-based therapy OR intolerant to IL-2
  • Clinically evident and followable disease
  • Availability of 1 of the following compatible donors:

    • Related HLA-identical or 1-Ag mismatched donor
    • Unrelated HLA-A, B, DRB1-matched donor



  • Any age

Performance status

  • Karnofsky 70-100%

Life expectancy

  • No concurrent illness that severely limits life expectancy


  • Not specified


  • No episode of hepatitis within the past month
  • No evidence of chronic active hepatitis or cirrhosis


  • Creatinine no greater than 2 mg/dL


  • LVEF at least 40%
  • No uncontrolled arrhythmias
  • No symptomatic cardiac disease


  • FEV_1, FVC, and DLCO at least 50% of predicted (unless due to metastatic disease)


  • Not pregnant
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception during and for 3 months after study participation
  • No active infection
  • HIV negative


Biologic therapy

  • See Disease Characteristics


  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00073879

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United States, Texas
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baylor College of Medicine
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Study Chair: Uday Popat, MD Baylor College of Medicine
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Responsible Party: Helen Heslop, Professor, Baylor College of Medicine Identifier: NCT00073879    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000328247
First Posted: December 11, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 29, 2015
Last Verified: January 2015
Keywords provided by Helen Heslop, Baylor College of Medicine:
stage IV renal cell cancer
recurrent renal cell cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Kidney Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Fludarabine phosphate
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological