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Kidney

ID:AAAC3375

Cooperative Group
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alice Lee

Pediatrics: AREN0532, Treatment for Very Low, Low and Standard Risk Favorable Histology Wilms Tumor

This study is for young patients with Wilms tumor. This protocol will study elimination of exposure to upfront chemotherapy by patients with very low risk disease, and increased intensity of chemotherapy for those with biological features that suggest a higher risk of relapse despite historically good risk characteristics. It is available to patients under the age of 30 with newly-diagnosed Stage III favorable histology Wilms tumor.; Please click here to view more information in ClinicalTrials.gov.

For more information and to inquire about eligibility for this study, please contact the Cancer Center office at 212-851-4880.

Kidney

ID:AAAC6186

Cooperative Group
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alice Lee

Pediatrics: AREN0533, Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Higher Risk Favorable Histology Wilms Tumors

This protocol will investigate two separate strategies for risk stratification for patients with Stage III and IV Favorable Histology Wilms Tumor. The first is the identification of patients with pulmonary nodules who can be spared bilateral pulmonary irradiation. Patients with Stage IV favorable histology Wilms tumor have a 4 year event free survival (EFS) of 75% with chemotherapy and irradiation to sites of metastatic disease (most frequently in the lungs). European investigators are able to spare 75% of theirpatients with pulmonary nodules from irradiation based on the initial response to chemotherapy. This study will use the response of the lung metastases to 6 weeks of chemotherapy consisting of vincristine, dactinomycin, and doxorubicin (Regimen DD4A) to determine if radiation of lung nodules is needed. Patients who have complete disappearance of their lung metastases (or who have tissue confirmation thatthe nodules do not contain viable tumor) at the Week 6 evaluation will be considered rapid responders and will continue with DD-4A. Patients who do not have complete resolution of pulmonary nodules by Chest CT will undergo pulmonary irradiation and will be switched to Regimen M (DD4A variation with dactinomycin and doxorubicin given on the same day plus cyclophosphamide and etoposide). Please click here to view more information in ClinicalTrials.gov.

For more information and to inquire about eligibility for this study, please contact the Cancer Center office at 212-851-4880.

Kidney

ID:AAAC0905

Cooperative Group
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alice Lee

Pediatrics: AREN0321, Treatment of High Risk Renal Tumors, A Groupwide Phase II Study

This study examines the efficacy of a more intense chemotherapy regimen for young patients with high-risk kidney tumors. Patients are eligible to enroll if they are under thirty years of age an have a new diagnosis of Focal Anaplastic Wilms Tumor, Diffuse, Anaplastic Wilms Tumor, Clear Cell Sarcoma of Kidney, Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor, or Renal Cell Carcinoma of any stage.; Please click here to view more information in ClinicalTrials.gov.

For more information and to inquire about eligibility for this study, please contact the Cancer Center office at 212-851-4880.

Bones and Joints, Brain and Nervous System, Kidney, Soft Tissue

ID:AAAF3228

Externally Peer Reviewed
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Sands

Pediatrics: Periactin study (HLMCC 0703): Prevention of Cancer/Treatment-Related Weight Loss in Children at High Nutritional Risk

The main purpose of this study is to compare the effects of a medicine called cyproheptadine hydrochloride (CH) to placebo (no active medicine) on weight loss and malnourishment during cancer treatment. Researchers hope to determine whether cyproheptadine hydrochloride (CH) helps nutritional status in children with cancer. In this study, subjects will get either cyproheptadine hydrochloride (CH) or placebo (no active drug). Blood will be drawn and height and weight measurements will be taken. Subjects will be asked to keep a log of the times the drug is taken and any side effects they experience. They will be randomized into one of the study groups. Randomization means that you are put into a group by chance. One group of patients will be randomized to receive cyproheptadine hydrochloride (CH) to take by mouth 2 times a day for up to 8 weeks. The other group of patients will be randomized to receive a placebo (no active drug) to take by mouth 2 times a day for up to 8 weeks.About 178 people will take part in the overall study, and approximately 10 patients will enroll per year at Columbia University Medical Center. This study will last a maximum of eight weeks. Please click here to view more information in ClinicalTrials.gov.

For more information and to inquire about eligibility for this study, please contact the Cancer Center office at 212-851-4880.

Kidney

ID:AAAF0256

Cooperative Group
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alice Lee

Pediatrics: AREN0534: Treatment for Patients with Bilateral Multicentric or Bilaterally Predisposed Unilateral Wilms Tumor

This is a Phase III clinical trial for patients with Bilateral, Multicentric or Bilaterally-Predisposed Unilateral Wilms Tumor. Children with bilateral Wilms tumor account for 5-7% of all patients with Wilms tumor. Certain patients,with syndromes associated with Wilms tumor development, have been identified to be at increased risk for bilateral tumors. Due to an increased risk for renal failure, patients with bilateral disease at presentation are treated with preoperative chemotherapy in order to preserve renal parenchyma. Although this recommendation was made nearly 30 years ago, patients with bilateral tumors have not been formally studied in prior cooperative trials. Recent evidence suggests that survival of these patients is inferior to similar patients with unilateral tumor. This study is designed to improve the survival of these children, while continuing the emphasis on preserving renal function.For subjects with Bilateral Wilms Tumor:Subjects will begin treatment with 6 weeks (2 cycles of three weeks each) of chemotherapy. The chemotherapy treatment plan is based on the type of cells in the tumors and the stage of the disease. Some kinds of tumor cells are more aggressive than other kinds;this means the tumor cells divide (grow) very fast. Stage is a way of describing how much the tumor has spread from the place where it started. A low stage tumor is one that has not spread,while a high stage tumor is one that has spread out into other places in the body.Subjects will get two different chemotherapy regimens for the first 2 cycles. All the drugs usedin these regimens are commonly used to treat Wilms tumor. In general, if subjects have a low stage disease with less aggressive cancer cells, they will get the three-drug regimen (VAD). If they have more aggressive tumors or higher stage disease, they will get a five-drug regimen (Revised UH-1).For subjects with Bilaterally-Predisposed Unilateral Wilms Tumor:Subjects will begin treatment with 6 weeks (2 cycles of three weeks each) of chemotherapy. Subjects will get one of three different chemotherapy regimens for the first 2 cycles. All the drugsused in these regimens are commonly used to treat Wilms tumor. If subjects have a low stage disease with less aggressive cancer cells, they will get the common two-drug regimen (EE-4A). If they have high stage disease with less aggressive cancer cells, or low stage disease with more aggressive cancer cells, they will get a three-drug regimen (VAD). For more aggressive tumors with high stage disease, they will receive a five-drug regimen (Revised UH-1).For subjects with Diffuse Hyperplastic Perilobar Nephrogenic Rests:Subjects will begin treatment with 6 weeks of chemotherapy (two cycles of 3 weeks each). The drugs that are commonly used to treat Wilms tumor are vincristine and dactinomycin.For all subjects, after the two cycles of chemotherapy they will be evaluated. The evaluation will include scans (CT or MRI) and often a biopsy to see if the tumor(s) has/have been changed by thechemotherapy. Then, the study doctor will determine what the next step will be. It can be:- more chemotherapy with the same set of drugs-more chemotherapy with a different set of drugs-surgery, then more chemotherapy with the same set of drugs-surgery, then more chemotherapy with a different set of drugs- surgery, then radiation therapy and more chemotherapy with the same set of drugs- surgery, then radiation therapy and more chemotherapy with a different set of drugsApproximately 150 subjects are expected to enroll in the overall study. The regimens last from 18 to 43 weeks. After treatment, subjects will have follow-up examinations and medical tests. Medical information about the subjects will continue to be collected for about 10 years after the last subject starts the study. Subjects will need to have a kidney ultrasound performed every 3 months for five years or until age 8 years. Please click here to view more information in ClinicalTrials.gov.

For more information and to inquire about eligibility for this study, please contact the Cancer Center office at 212-851-4880.

Kidney

ID:AAAI2800

Cooperative Group
Principal Investigator: Dr. Edward Gelmann

Adult: S0931, EVEREST: EVErolimus for Renal Cancer Ensuing Surgical Therapy, a Phase III Study

This is a phase 3 research study of everolimus for subjects who have cancer of the kidney that has been surgically removed.The purpose of this study is to see whether treatment with everolimus after surgery for kidney cancer will increase the time without cancer returning. The current standard treatment after surgery is careful monitoring with no immediate treatment. Studies suggest that one way kidney cancer may grow is through chemical signaling through a protein named ?mTOR?. Everolimus is a drug that stops signaling through mTOR and may therefore stop the growth of kidney cancer. Everolimus is a drug currently approved for the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic kidney cancer. It is considered investigational for use after surgery. In this study, subjects will get either everolimus or placebo (a pill with no medication). Subjects will not get both. Please click here to view more information in ClinicalTrials.gov.

For more information and to inquire about eligibility for this study, please contact the Cancer Center office at 212-851-4880.

Kidney

ID:AAAM2650

Cooperative Group
Principal Investigator: Dr. Emerson Lim

Adult: RANDOMIZED PHASE II STUDY COMPARING CABOZANTINIB (NSC #761968 AND IND #116059) WITH COMMERCIALLY SUPPLIED SUNITINIB IN PATIENTS WITH PREVIOUSLY UNTREATED LOCALLY ADVANCED OR METASTATIC RENAL CELL CARCINOMA

The purpose of this study is to find out what effects, good and/or bad, two study drugs called sunitinib and cabozantinib have on you and on advanced or metastatic kidney cancer. Sunitinib has been approved by the FDA and cabozantinib is an investigational drug. Both medications target special proteins that are on the surface of the kidney cancer cell and both drugs are taken by mouth.About 150 subjects will be enrolled for this study, of which 10 will be recruited from Columbia University Medical Center. Please click here to view more information in ClinicalTrials.gov.

For more information and to inquire about eligibility for this study, please contact the Cancer Center office at 212-851-4880.

Bones and Joints, Brain and Nervous System, Kidney, Liver, Soft Tissue

ID:AAAM3002

Cooperative Group
Principal Investigator: Dr. Julia Glade Bender

Pediatrics: ADVL1213: A Phase 1 study of the TEM-1 antibody, MORAb-004 (IND# 103821), in Children with Recurrent or Refractory Solid Tumors

This is a phase I, multicenter study of the TEM-1 antibody, MORAb-004. The study treatment is considered experimental because it is not approved by the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating children and young adults with recurrent or refractory solid tumors. MORAb-004 is an antibody that works to inhibit tumor growth and metastasis . The purpose of this study is to evaluate the toxicities and clinical activity of MORAb-004 in children with recurrent (tumors that have come back after being treated before) or refractory (tumors that are not responding to treatment) solid tumors. MORAb-004 will be administered intravenously once every seven days for four weeks, for a total of four doses. A cycle may be repeated every 28 days, for a maximum of 13 cycles, if the patient has at least stable disease and is eligible according to the laboratory parameters defined in the eligibility section. Disease assessment will be completed before beginning treatment; at the end of Cycles 3 and 5, then continuing every 3 cycles until the end of treatment. During every cycle, blood samples will be collected to determine how much MORAb-004 is in the blood (pharmacokinetics). The blood tests will help us to better learn how to use this drug for children who may receive it in the future. Please click here to view more information in ClinicalTrials.gov.

For more information and to inquire about eligibility for this study, please contact the Cancer Center office at 212-851-4880.

Kidney

ID:AAAM8550

Industry
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mitchell Benson

Adult: An International Phase 3 Randomized Trial of Autologous Dendritic Cell Immunotherapy (AGS-003) Plus Standard Treatment of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (ADAPT)

Please click here to view more information in ClinicalTrials.gov.

For more information and to inquire about eligibility for this study, please contact the Cancer Center office at 212-851-4880.

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