A Phase 2 Study of Atezolizumab (an Engineered Anti-PDL1 Antibody) as Monotherapy or in Combination With Avastin (Bevacizumab) Compared to Sunitinib in Patients With Untreated Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma [IMmotion150]


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    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
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  • During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.

  • Site IRB
    • Jacksonville, Florida: 13-006922
    NCT ID: NCT01984242
    Sponsor Protocol Number: WO29074

About this study

This multicenter, randomized, open-label study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of atezolizumab as monotherapy or in combination with Avastin (bevacizumab) versus sunitinib in patients with previously untreated locally advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Patients in Arm A will receive atezolizumab 1200 mg IV every 3 weeks (6-week cycles) plus Avastin 15 mg/kg IV until disease progression. Patients in Arm B will receive atezolizumab alone (until disease progression), and patients in Arm C will receive sunitinib 50 mg orally daily for 4 weeks followed by 2 weeks rest until disease progression. Following disease progression, patients in Arms B and C will be given the option to receive combination treatment with atezolizumab and Avastin. Patients enrolled into arm B (atezolizumab alone) in Europe (including France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Romania, Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland) are not eligible to cross over into arm A to receive combination treatment with atezolizumab and bevacizumab following disease progression, per local regulatory requirement.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients >/= 18 years of age
  • Unresectable advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma with component of clear cell histology and/or component of sarcomatoid histology that has not been previously treated with any systemic agents, including treatment in the adjuvant setting
  • Measurable disease, as defined by RECIST v1.1
  • Karnofsky performance score >/= 70
  • Adequate hematologic and end-organ function as defined by protocol
  • Women of childbearing potential and male patients must agree to use adequate methods of contraception as defined by protocol during the treatment period and for at least 6 months after the last dose of atezolizumab or Avastin (bevacizumab) for patients randomized to Arm A, or at least 90 days after the last dose of atezolizumab monotherapy for patients randomized to Arm B, or at least 30 days after the last dose of sunitinib for patients randomized to Arm C.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Radiotherapy for RCC within 28 days prior to Cycle 1, Day 1 with the exception of: Single-fraction radiotherapy given for the indication of pain control
  • Known active malignancies or metastasis of the brain or spinal cord or leptomeningeal disease, as determined by CT or MRI evaluation during screening and prior radiographic assessments
  • Uncontrolled pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, or ascites requiring recurrent drainage procedures (once monthly or more frequently)
  • Uncontrolled hypercalcemia or symptomatic hypercalcemia
  • Malignancies other than RCC within 5 years prior to Cycle 1, Day 1, with the exception of those with a negligible risk of metastasis or death, treated with expected curative outcome
  • Life expectancy of < 12 weeks
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • History of severe allergic, anaphylactic, or other hypersensitivity reactions to chimeric or humanized antibodies or fusion proteins
  • History of autoimmune disease (Patients with a history of autoimmune-related hypothyroidism on a stable dose of thyroid replacement hormone may be eligible for this study)

Bevacizumab- and Sunitinib-Specific Exclusions:

  • Inadequately controlled hypertension
  • Prior history of hypertensive crisis or hypertensive encephalopathy

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Richard Joseph, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office



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