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Dalteparin in Combination With Sunitinib in Patients With Metastatic Kidney Cancer

2014-08-27 03:16:13 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To determine the recommended dosage of Sunitinib and Dalteparin in patients with metastatic renal cell cancer. To evaluate the safety and tolerability of combination of Sunitinib and Dalteparin.

Description

This research study is being done to see if the addition of Dalteparin to the standard treatment (Sunitinib) slows vascular tumors like renal cell carcinoma by stopping vessel growth. Dalteparin is an anticoagulant used against blood clots but also has been shown to stop blood vessel growth. Dalteparin has been shown to increase the survival of patients with cancer. Sunitinib blocks the activation of multiple growth factor receptors involved in vessel and tumor growth. Sunitinib is the common name for the commercial drug Sutent. Sunitinib is the standard of care for patients with advanced kidney cancer, but is not curative. Dalteparin and Sunitinib are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are commercially available. However, the combination of these drugs Dalteparin and Sunitinib has not been tested in humans. Thus, the effects of these drugs in combination, good and bad, and the correct dose of the drugs to give are not known.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Renal Cell Carcinoma

Intervention

Sunitinib and Dalteparin mono and combination therapy

Location

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo
New York
United States
14263

Status

Recruiting

Source

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:13-0400

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