Kidney Cancer Clinical Trial

Neoadjuvant Lenvatinib and Pembrolizumab for IVC Tumor Thrombus

Summary

This study will be evaluating safety and efficacy of the combination of lenvatinib and pembolizumab neoaadjuvant therapy prior to surgical resection of locally advanced renal cell carcinoma with IVC tumor thrombus.

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Male/female participants who are at least 18 years of age
Have histologically confirmed cT3-4,N0-1,M0-1 (clinical stage III-IV) diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma (any subtype) with level II-IV inferior vena cava tumor thrombus
The primary tumor and thrombus may be assessed to be resectable or unresectable at the time of enrollment
Male participants: A male participant must agree to use a protocol-approved contraception during the 120 day neoadjuvant treatment period and for at least 90 days after the last dose of study treatment and refrain from donating sperm during this period.

Female participants: A female participant is eligible to participate if she is not pregnant, not breastfeeding, and at least one of the following conditions applies:

Not a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP) OR
A WOCBP who agrees to follow the protocol-approved contraceptive guidance during the treatment period and for at least 30 days after the last dose of study treatment.
The participant (or legally acceptable representative if applicable) provides written informed consent for the trial.
Have measurable disease based on RECIST 1.1. Lesions situated in a previously irradiated area are considered measurable if progression has been demonstrated in such lesions.
Have provided archival tumor tissue sample or newly obtained core or excisional biopsy of a tumor lesion not previously irradiated. Formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue blocks are preferred to slides. Newly obtained biopsies are preferred to archived tissue.
Have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 to 1. Evaluation of ECOG is to be performed within 7 days prior to the first dose of study intervention.
Have adequate organ function as defined in the following table. Specimens must be collected within 10 days prior to the start of study intervention.
Absolute neutrophil count (ANC): ≥1500/µL
Platelets: ≥100 000/µL
Hemoglobin: ≥9.0 g/dL or ≥ 5.6 mmol/La
Creatinine OR Measured or calculated creatinine clearance (GFR can also be used in place of creatinine or CrCl): ≤1.5 × ULN OR ≥30 mL/min for participant with creatinine levels >1.5 × institutional ULN
Total bilirubin: ≤1.5 ×ULN OR direct bilirubin ≤ ULN for participants with total bilirubin levels >1.5 × ULN
AST (SGOT) and ALT (SGPT): ≤2.5 × ULN (≤5 × ULN for participants with liver metastases)
International normalized ratio (INR) OR prothrombin time (PT) OR Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT): ≤1.5 × ULN unless participant is receiving anticoagulant therapy as long as PT or aPTT is within therapeutic range of intended use of anticoagulants
ALT (SGPT)=alanine aminotransferase (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase); AST (SGOT)=aspartate aminotransferase (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase); GFR=glomerular filtration rate; ULN=upper limit of normal.
Criteria must be met without erythropoietin dependency and without packed red blood cell (pRBC) transfusion within last 2 weeks.
Creatinine clearance (CrCl) should be calculated per institutional standard.
Note: This includes eligibility-defining laboratory value requirements for treatment; laboratory value requirements should be adapted according to local regulations and guidelines for the administration of specific chemotherapies.

Exclusion Criteria:

A WOCBP who has a positive urine pregnancy test within 72 hours prior to allocation. If the urine test is positive or cannot be confirmed as negative, a serum pregnancy test will be required.
Has received prior therapy with an anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, or anti PD L2 agent or with an agent directed to another stimulatory or co-inhibitory T-cell receptor (eg, CTLA-4, OX 40, CD137).
Has received prior systemic anti-cancer therapy including investigational agents prior to allocation.
Has received prior radiotherapy within 2 weeks of start of study intervention. Participants must have recovered from all radiation-related toxicities, not require corticosteroids, and not have had radiation pneumonitis. A 1-week washout is permitted for palliative radiation (≤2 weeks of radiotherapy) to non-CNS disease.
Has received a live vaccine within 30 days prior to the first dose of study drug. Examples of live vaccines include, but are not limited to, the following: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella/zoster (chicken pox), yellow fever, rabies, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), and typhoid vaccine. Seasonal influenza vaccines for injection are generally killed virus vaccines and are allowed; however, intranasal influenza vaccines (eg, FluMist®) are live attenuated vaccines and are not allowed. COVID-19 vaccines are permitted provided they are not live attenuated vaccines.
Is currently participating in or has participated in a study of an investigational agent or has used an investigational device within 4 weeks prior to the first dose of study intervention.
Has a diagnosis of immunodeficiency or is receiving chronic systemic steroid therapy (in dosing exceeding 10 mg daily of prednisone equivalent) or any other form of immunosuppressive therapy within 7 days prior to the first dose of study drug.
Has a known additional malignancy that is progressing or has required active treatment within the past year. Participants with basal cell carcinoma of the skin, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or carcinoma in situ (eg, breast carcinoma, cervical cancer, bladder in situ) that have undergone potentially curative therapy are not excluded.
Has known active CNS metastases and/or carcinomatous meningitis. Participants with previously treated brain metastases may participate provided they are radiologically stable, i.e. without evidence of progression for at least 4 weeks by repeat imaging (note that the repeat imaging should be performed during study screening), clinically stable and without requirement of steroid treatment for at least 14 days prior to first dose of study intervention.
Has more than three different sites of metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
Has severe hypersensitivity (≥Grade 3) to pembrolizumab and lenvatinib and/or any of its excipients.
Has active autoimmune disease that has required systemic treatment in the past 2 years (i.e. with use of disease modifying agents, corticosteroids or immunosuppressive drugs). Replacement therapy (eg., thyroxine, insulin, or physiologic corticosteroid replacement therapy for adrenal or pituitary insufficiency, etc.) is not considered a form of systemic treatment and is allowed.
Has a history of (non-infectious) pneumonitis that required steroids or has current pneumonitis.
Has an active infection requiring systemic therapy.
Has a history or current evidence of any condition, therapy, or laboratory abnormality that might confound the results of the study, interfere with the participant's participation for the full duration of the study, or is not in the best interest of the participant to participate, in the opinion of the treating investigator.
Has known psychiatric or substance abuse disorders that would interfere with cooperation with the requirements of the trial.
Is pregnant or breastfeeding or expecting to conceive or father children within the projected duration of the study, starting with the screening visit through 120 days after the last dose of trial treatment.
Has had an allogenic tissue/solid organ transplant.
Has prolongation of QTcF interval to >480 ms.
Has a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) below the institutional (or local laboratory) normal range, as determined by multigated acquisition (MUGA) or echocardiogram (ECHO)
Has clinically significant cardiovascular disease within 12 months from first dose of study intervention, including New York Heart Association Class III or IV congestive heart failure, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, cerebral vascular accident, or cardiac arrhythmia associated with hemodynamic instability. Note: Medically controlled arrhythmia would be permitted
Has urine protein ≥1 g/24 hours. Note: Participants with proteinuria ≥2+>1+ (≥100 mg/dL) on urine dipstick testing (urinalysis) will undergo 24-hour urine collection for quantitative assessment of proteinuria.
Uncontrolled blood pressure (Systolic BP>140 mmHg or diastolic BP >90 mmHg) in spite of an optimized regimen of antihypertensive medication.

Study is for people with:

Kidney Cancer

Phase:

Phase 2

Estimated Enrollment:

30

Study ID:

NCT05319015

Recruitment Status:

Recruiting

Sponsor:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas Texas, 75390, United States More Info
Vitaly Margulis
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Study is for people with:

Kidney Cancer

Phase:

Phase 2

Estimated Enrollment:

30

Study ID:

NCT05319015

Recruitment Status:

Recruiting

Sponsor:


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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