Dosing and Effectiveness Study of Sorafenib and RAD001 in the Treatment of Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer

2014-08-27 03:41:52 | BioPortfolio


This study is being done in 2 parts. The first part is to determine the dose of RAD001 that should be used in combination with sorafenib. The second part is using the above determined dose of RAD001 in combination with sorafenib to see how effective these 2 drugs are against advanced kidney cancer.

Participants will be asked to keep a pill diary.


The drugs used in this trial are called targeted drugs as they target specific activities that are carried out by cancer cells that make them grow and spread. Sorafenib is an approved drug for the treatment of advanced kidney cancer. RAD001 is an experimental drug that has been used in other research studies with other types of cancer. In this trial, the use of RAD001 and sorafenib together for the treatment of kidney cancer is experimental. In the Phase I portion of this study 13-16 patients will be treated with the same dose of sorafenib and different doses of RAD001. The purpose is to see what is a safe dose of RAD001 when combined with sorafenib in the treatment of kidney cancer. Once this dose of RAD001 is determined, about 65 more patients will be treated to see how effective this combination of drugs is against this kidney cancer.

Both of these drugs are taken by mouth. Sorafenib will be taken twice a day. RAD001 is taken by mouth weekly. Patients will be able to continue treatment as long as their disease does not worsen or side effects become intolerable.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Kidney Cancer


Sorafenib, RAD001


Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
United States




Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Results (where available)

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