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Because tumors may have multiple mechanisms to induce angiogenesis, blockade with sorafenib may demonstrate efficacy. Doses of sorafenib (400 mg b.i.d.) as a single agent is with minimal toxicity, presents an opportunity to explore a more intensive drug administration. This study will allow individual patient titration (e,g,, intrapatient dose escalation) as per protocol.
This provides the basis for the dose escalation development of sorafenib. The study is designed to evaluate the ability for patients to dose escalate. Secondary endpoints include; response, time to progression, and overall survival in patients with MRCC. Tissue correlation to evaluate the impact of expression of receptor on clinical outcome will be retrospectively performed. Laboratory correlation of plasma VEGF levels will be correlated and evaluated to clinical outcome.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
The Methodist Hospital System
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:39:45-0400
A multicenter uncontrolled study of sorafenib in patients with unresectable and/or metastatic renal cell carcinoma
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