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Kidney Cancer clinical trials at UC Cancer
31 research studies open to new patients

  • 9-ING-41 in Patients With Advanced Cancers

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    GSK-3β is a potentially important therapeutic target in human malignancies. The Actuate 1801 Phase 1/2 study is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of 9-ING-41, a potent GSK-3β inhibitor, as a single agent and in combination with cytotoxic agents, in patients with refractory cancers.

    at UCSF

  • A Dose Escalation and Cohort Expansion Study of CD122-Biased Cytokine (NKTR-214) in Combination With Anti-PD-1 Antibody (Nivolumab) or in Combination With Nivolumab and Anti-CTLA4 Antibody (Ipilimumab) in Patients With Select Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    In this four part study, NKTR-214 will be administered in combination with nivolumab in Parts 1 & 2, and with nivolumab and ipilimumab in Parts 3 & 4. In Part 1, the safety, efficacy and recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of NKTR-214 in combination with nivolumab will be determined. In Part 2, the clinical benefit, safety, and tolerability of combining NKTR-214 with nivolumab at the RP2D in select patients with Melanoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Urothelial Carcinoma, or Triple Negative Breast Cancer. In Part 3, the safety, efficacy and RP2D of NKTR-214 in combination with nivolumab and ipilimumab will be determined. In Part 4, the clinical benefit, safety, and tolerability of the triplet combination will be evaluated in select patients with RCC or NSCLC. All three drugs target the immune system and may act synergistically to promote anti-cancer effects.

    at UCLA

  • A Study of Atezolizumab as Adjuvant Therapy in Participants With Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) at High Risk of Developing Metastasis Following Nephrectomy

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase III, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of atezolizumab versus placebo in participants with RCC who are at high risk of disease recurrence following nephrectomy.

    at UCLA UCSD UC Irvine

  • A Study of Nivolumab Combined With Cabozantinib Compared to Sunitinib in Previously Untreated Advanced or Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether Nivolumab Combined with Cabozantinib is safe and effective compared to Sunitinib in previously untreated advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma

    at UCLA

  • A Study of PDR001 in Combination With LCL161, Everolimus or Panobinostat

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to combine the PDR001 checkpoint inhibitor with several agents with immunomodulatory activity to identify the doses and schedule for combination therapy and to preliminarily assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacological and clinical activity of these combinations.

    at UCLA

  • A Study of RO7198457 (Personalized Cancer Vaccine [PCV]) as a Single Agent and in Combination With Atezolizumab in Participants With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1a/1b, open-label, multicenter, global, dose-escalation study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, immune response, and pharmacokinetics of RO7198457 as a single agent and in combination with atezolizumab (MPDL3280A, an engineered anti-programmed death-ligand 1 [anti-PD-L1] antibody).

    at UCSF

  • A Study of the Experimental Medicine Pazopanib for Locally Advanced or Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (type of kidney cancer)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a randomized, Phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of pazopanib plus abexinostat versus pazopanib plus placebo in patients with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

    at UC Davis UCSF

  • A Study of XmAb®20717 in Subjects With Selected Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1, multiple dose, ascending dose escalation study to define a MTD/RD and regimen of XmAb20717, to describe safety and tolerability, to assess PK and immunogenicity, and to preliminarily assess anti-tumor activity of XmAb20717 in subjects with selected advanced solid tumors.

    at UCLA UCSF UCSD

  • A Study to Evaluate Ibrutinib Combination Therapy in Patients With Selected Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the combination treatment of ibrutinib with everolimus, paclitaxel, docetaxel, or cetuximab in selected advanced gastrointestinal and genitourinary tumors.

    at UCLA UCSD

  • Axitinib and Nivolumab in Treating Participants With Unresectable or Metastatic TFE/Translocation Renal Cell Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 12 months and up

    This phase II trial studies how well axitinib and nivolumab works in treating participants with TFE/translocation renal cell carcinoma that cannot be removed by surgery or has spread to other places in the body. Axitinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving axitinib and nivolumab may work better in treating participants with TFE/translocation renal cell carcinoma.

    at UC Davis

  • Basket Study of Entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the Treatment of Patients With Solid Tumors Harboring NTRK 1/2/3 (Trk A/B/C), ROS1, or ALK Gene Rearrangements (Fusions)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is an open-label, multicenter, global Phase 2 basket study of entrectinib (RXDX-101) for the treatment of patients with solid tumors that harbor an NTRK1/2/3, ROS1, or ALK gene fusion. Patients will be assigned to different baskets according to tumor type and gene fusion.

    at UCSF UCSD UC Irvine

  • CANTATA: CB-839 With Cabozantinib vs. Cabozantinib With Placebo in Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study is a randomized Phase 2 evaluation of CB-839 in combination with cabozantinib versus placebo with cabozantinib in patients with advanced or metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma.

    at UCSD

  • CBT-101 Study for Advanced Solid Tumors and c-Met Dysregulation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine the safety, tolerability, and recommended dose of CBT-101 in individuals with advanced solid tumors and c-MET dysregulation.

    at UCSF

  • CTT1057, a Small Molecular Inhibitor of PSMA, as a Novel Imaging Agent of Neovascularization in Renal Cell Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to test a novel diagnostic PET imaging agent for safety and biodistribution. The agent binds PSMA and is designed to detect Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen expressing tumors, such as has been described for some renal cell carcinoma tumors.

    at UCSF

  • Multiple MET kinase inhibitors (targeted chemotherapy) to treat patients with metastatic kidney cancer

    “Study looking at targeted chemotherapy ,Cabozantinib-S-Malate, Crizotinib, Volitinib, or Sunitinib Malate on metastatic kidney cancer”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well cabozantinib s-malate, crizotinib, savolitinib, or sunitinib malate work in treating patients with kidney cancer that has spread from where it started to nearby tissue or lymph nodes or to other places in the body. Cabozantinib s-malate, crizotinib, savolitinib, and sunitinib malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

    at UC Davis

  • Nivolumab in Treating Patients With Localized Kidney Cancer Undergoing Nephrectomy

    “Is immunotherapy (nivolumab) and nephrectomy more effective than nephrectomy alone in treating patients with kidney cancer?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This randomized phase III trial compares nephrectomy (surgery to remove a kidney or part of a kidney) with or without nivolumab in treating patients with kidney cancer that is limited to a certain part of the body (localized). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving nivolumab before nephrectomy may make the tumor smaller and reduce the amount of normal tissue that needs to be removed, and after nephrectomy to increase survival. It is not yet known whether nivolumab and nephrectomy is more effective than nephrectomy alone in treating patients with kidney cancer.

    at UCSD UC Davis

  • Pembrolizumab Combined With Itacitinib (INCB039110) and/or Pembrolizumab Combined With INCB050465 in Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is an open-label, multicenter, Phase 1b platform study in subjects with advanced or metastatic solid tumors (Part 1a) and subjects with selected solid tumors (Part 1b and Part 2). Two treatment groups (Group A and Group B) will be evaluated Part 1a utilizes a 3+3 design to evaluate pembrolizumab and INCB combinations in advanced solid tumors. Group A will evaluate a JAK inhibitor with JAK1 selectivity itacitinib (INCB039110) in combination with pembrolizumab (MK-3475) and Group B will evaluate a PI3K-delta inhibitor (INCB050465) in combination with pembrolizumab to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) or PAD and recommend a dose for the Part 1b safety expansion with each combination. Once the recommended dose has been identified in Part 1a, subjects with select solid tumor types will be enrolled into safety expansion cohorts based upon prior treatment history with a PD-1 pathway-targeted agent (Part 1b) for each combination. Part 2 utilizes a Simon 2-Stage design to evaluate INCB050465 in combination with pembrolizumab in patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and a 1 stage design to evaluate the combination in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and urothelial cancer (UC).

    at UCSF

  • Phase 1/1b Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of CPI-444 Alone and in Combination With Atezolizumab in Advanced Cancers

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a phase 1/1b open-label, multicenter, dose-selection study of CPI-444, an oral small molecule targeting the adenosine-A2A receptor on T-lymphocytes and other cells of the immune system. This trial will study the safety, tolerability, and anti-tumor activity of CPI-444 as a single agent and in combination with atezolizumab, a PD-L1 inhibitor against various solid tumors. CPI-444 blocks adenosine from binding to the A2A receptor. Adenosine suppresses the anti-tumor activity of T cells and other immune cells.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Phase II Trial of AZD6738 Alone and in Combination With Olaparib

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II trial studies how well ATR kinase inhibitor AZD6738 works alone or in combination with olaparib in treating participants with renal cell carcinoma, urothelial carcinoma, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, or other solid tumors that have spread to nearby tissue or lymph nodes or other parts of the body. ATR kinase inhibitor AZD6738 and olaparib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not known if giving ATR kinase inhibitor AZD6738 with or without olaparib may work better in treating participants with solid tumors.

    at UCSF

  • Prior Axitinib as a Determinant of Outcome of Renal Surgery

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a single arm phase II study of axitinib in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with strong indications for partial nephrectomy (PN) for whom PN is not currently possible due to anatomic considerations and residual renal function concerns. Evaluation of tumor downsizing will be performed including changes of tumor complexity by nephrometry score. A total of 50 participants will be enrolled. It is hypothesized that pretreatment with axitinib will be safe and improve the feasibility of complex nephron sparing surgery in select patients with localized clear cell RCC and imperative indications for partial nephrectomy.

    at UCSD

  • PROCLAIM Registry to Evaluate the Treatment Patterns and Clinical Response in Malignancy

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this registry is to collect information on patients who are receiving treatment with Proleukin in an organized way, and to learn more about patient care during and after treatment.

    at UCSD

  • Safety, Tolerability, Immunogenicity, and Antitumor Activity of GEN-009 Adjuvanted Vaccine

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    In this study, Genocea is evaluating an investigational, personalized adjuvanted vaccine, GEN-009, that is being developed for the treatment of patients with solid tumors. A proprietary tool developed by Genocea, called ATLAS™ (Antigen Lead Acquisition System) will be used to identify neoantigens in each patient's tumor that are recognized by their CD4 and/or CD8 T cells. ATLAS-identified neoantigens will then be incorporated into a patient's personalized vaccine in the form of synthetic long peptides (SLPs).

    at UCSD

  • Study looking at targeted chemotherapy and immunotherapy in treating patients with advanced/metastatic genitourinary tumors

    “Targeted chemotherapy and immunotherapy medicine with or without additional immunotherapy medicine to treat bladder/urothelial cancer”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial studies the side effects and best doses of cabozantinib-s-malate and nivolumab with or without ipilimumab in treating patients with genitourinary (genital and urinary organ) tumors that have spread to other places in the body. Cabozantinib-s-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not yet known whether giving cabozantinib-s-malate and nivolumab alone or with ipilimumab works better in treating patients with genitourinary tumors.

    at UC Davis

  • Study of Atezolizumab + Bevacizumab in Patients With Advanced Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This research study is studying the combination of Atezolizumab and Bevacizumab as a possible treatment for Advanced Non-Clear Cell Kidney Cancer.

    at UCSD

  • Study of HBI-8000 With Nivolumab in Melanoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    A Phase 1b/2 Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of HBI-8000 in Combination with Nivolumab in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors Including Melanoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC), and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). The primary objective of this study is: -To evaluate the safety and tolerability of HBI-8000 when combined with a standard dose and regimen of nivolumab, to determine Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) and/or Recommended Phase 2 Dose (RP2D) and to evaluate frequency and severity of toxicities of this combination treatment The secondary objectives of this study include: - To explore the efficacy of study treatment as measured by Objective Response Rate (ORR), Disease Control Rate (DCR), Clinical Benefit Rate (CBR), Duration of Response (DoR), Progression-Free Survival (PFS) in all subjects treated at RP2D - To obtain pharmacokinetics of twice weekly HBI-8000 when administered in combination with nivolumab administered once every two weeks (Phase 1b all sites; Phase 2 selected sites) - To characterize the effect of HBI-8000 on the electrocardiogram QT corrected (QTc) interval (Phase 1b only) Exploratory: -To investigate the kinetics and extent of histone acetylation in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) at the RP2D of HBI-8000 (Phase 2 only) Dose Escalation (Phase 1b) will include up to 18 subjects, followed by Cohort Expansion (Phase 2) including up to 20 subjects per tumor indication at MTD and/or RP2D (including those treated in Phase 1b).

    at UCSD

  • Study of Kidney Tumors in Younger Patients

    open to eligible people ages up to 29 years

    This research trial studies kidney tumors in younger patients. Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue, blood, and urine from patients with cancer to study in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and identify biomarkers related to cancer.

    at UCLA UCSF UC Davis

  • Study of Optimized Management of Nivolumab Based on Response in Patients With Advanced RCC (OMNIVORE Study)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This research study is studying two drugs at different time points as a possible treatment for advanced renal cell cancer The drugs involved in this study are: Nivolumab Ipilimumab

    at UCSD

  • Study of TAK-228 In Patients With Previously Treated Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This research study is investigating a drug as a possible treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. The intervention involved in this study is TAK-228.

    at UCSD

  • Targeted chemotherapy (Ibrutinib) and immunotherapy (Nivolumab) to treat patients with previously-treated metastatic kidney cancer

    “Will targeted chemotherapy and immunotherapy work better in treating patients with metastatic kidney cancer?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase Ib/II trial studies how well ibrutinib and nivolumab work in treating patients with previously-treated kidney cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Ibrutinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving Ibrutinib and nivolumab may work better in treating patients with metastatic kidney cancer.

    at UC Davis

  • Targeted therapy directed by genetic testing in treating patients with advanced solid tumors, lymphomas, or multiple myeloma

    “Will identifying genetic abnormalities in tumor cells help doctors plan better, more personalized treatment for cancer patients?”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II MATCH trial studies how well treatment that is directed by genetic testing works in patients with solid tumors or lymphomas that have progressed following at least one line of standard treatment or for which no agreed upon treatment approach exists. Genetic tests look at the unique genetic material (genes) of patients' tumor cells. Patients with genetic abnormalities (such as mutations, amplifications, or translocations) may benefit more from treatment which targets their tumor's particular genetic abnormality. Identifying these genetic abnormalities first may help doctors plan better treatment for patients with solid tumors, lymphomas, or multiple myeloma.

    at UC Irvine UCSD UC Davis

  • Targeted therapy for sarcomas, Wilms tumor, rare tumors that have come back, did not respond to treatment, or are newly diagnosed

    “How well does targeted therapy, (cabozantinib-s-malate) work in treating younger patients with sarcomas and rare tumors?”

    open to eligible people ages 2-30

    This phase II trial studies how well cabozantinib-s-malate works in treating younger patients with sarcomas, Wilms tumor, or other rare tumors that have come back, do not respond to therapy, or are newly diagnosed. Cabozantinib-s-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for tumor growth and tumor blood vessel growth.

    at UCSF UC Davis

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