Last updated on June 2019

A Trial of Everolimis in Patients With Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma.


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria: Patients may be entered in the study only if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Age 18 years old;
  • Patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma with confirmed clear or non-clear cell histology, with or without nephrectomy, and with any MSKCC prognosis;
  • Prior cytokine therapy is permitted;
  • Patients with at least one measurable lesion at baseline as per the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) criteria. If skin lesions are reported as target lesions, they must be documented (at baseline and at every physical exam) using color photography and a measuring device (such as a caliper) in clear focus to allow the size of the lesion(s) to be determined from the photograph;
  • Life expectancy 3 months. Life expectancy should be judged in relation to other determining patient eligibility factors such as laboratory results, Karnofsky Performance Status, etc.;
  • Patients with a Karnofsky Performance Status 70%;
  • Adequate bone marrow function as shown by: absolute neutrophil count (ANC) 1.5 x 109/L, platelets 100 x 109/L, hemoglobin (Hb) >9 g/dL;
  • Adequate liver function: serum bilirubin 1.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN), alanine transaminase (ALT), and aspartate transaminase (AST) 2.5 x ULN;
  • Adequate renal function: serum creatinine 1.5 x ULN;
  • Females of childbearing potential must have had a negative serum or urine pregnancy test 7 days prior to the administration of the study treatment start;
  • Patients who give a written informed consent obtained according to local guidelines.

Exclusion Criteria:Patients may not be entered into the study if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Patients within 2 weeks post-minor surgery (e.g., herniorrhaphy), 4 weeks post-major surgery (e.g., intra-thoracic, intra-abdominal, or intra-pelvic) to avoid wound healing complications. Percutaneous biopsies require no waiting time prior to study entry;
  • Patients with a recent history of hemoptysis, 0.5 teaspoon of red blood;
  • Patients who have received prior systemic treatment for their metastatic RCC other than with cytokine therapy;
  • Patients who received prior therapy with a VEGF pathway inhibitor, such as sunitinib, sorafenib, and bevacizumab;
  • Patients who have previously received mTOR inhibitors (sirolimus, temsirolimus, everolimus, deferolimus);
  • History or clinical evidence of central nervous system (CNS) metastases. Note: Subjects who have previously-treated CNS metastases (surgery radiotherapy, radiosurgery, or gamma knife) and meet all 3 of the following criteria are eligible:

Are asymptomatic; Have had no evidence of active CNS metastases for 6 months prior to enrollment and; Have no requirement for steroids or enzyme-inducing anticonvulsants (EIAC);

Clinically significant gastrointestinal abnormalities including, but not limited to: Malabsorption syndrome; Major resection of the stomach or small bowel that could affect the absorption of study drug; Active peptic ulcer disease; Inflammatory bowel disease; Ulcerative colitis, or other gastrointestinal conditions with increased risk of perforation; History of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation, or intra abdominal abscess within 28 days prior to beginning of study treatment;

  • Patients receiving chronic systemic treatment with corticosteroids (dose of 10 mg/day methylprednisone equivalent) or another immune-suppressive agent. Inhaled and topical steroids are acceptable, as well as opotherapy after bilateral adrenal gland removal;
  • Patients with a known history of human immunodeficiency virus seropositivity;
  • Patients with autoimmune hepatitis;
  • Patients with an active, bleeding diathesis. Patients may use coumadin or heparin preparations;
  • Patients who have any severe and/or uncontrolled medical conditions or other conditions that could affect their participation in the study;
  • Patients who have a history of another primary malignancy 3 years, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer and carcinoma in situ of uterine;
  • Female patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or adults of reproductive potential who are not using effective birth control methods. If barrier contraceptives are being used, these must be continued throughout the study by both sexes. Oral contraceptives are not acceptable;
  • Patients who are using other investigational agents or who had received investigational drugs 4 weeks prior to study treatment start; Patients unwilling or unable to comply with the protocol.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion may apply

Recruitment Status: Closed


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