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Registration number
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Date submitted
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Titles & IDs
Public title
Sunitinib Drug Levels and Outcomes in Kidney Cancer
Scientific title
Correlating Renal Cell Cancer Treatment Efficacy With Sunitinib Therapeutic Levels and Outcomes
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Renal Cell Carcinoma 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cancer 0 0 0 0

Study type
Patient registry
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Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Comparator / control treatment
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Time to treatment failure (time on sunitinib treatment) - This duration extends from the date the patient starts sunitinib until the date sunitinib is abandoned. The group with sunitinib concentration below the population median are expected to have a median Time to Treatment Failure (TTF) of approximately 8 months, compared with 14 months in those with sunitinib concentration above the population median.
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Sunitinib duration (median)
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Toxicity - Pre-specified toxicities (BP, fatigue, diarrhoea, stomatitis, hand-foot syndrome) will be graded every 6 weeks
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Every 6 weeks
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Overall survival - Measured from the date of starting sunitinib treatment to the date of death from any cause
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2 years
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Progression-free survival - Progression as determined by the clinician according to RECIST 1.1 definitions
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2 years
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Time to second line therapy - Date of starting sunitinib treatment to the date further systemic therapy is started
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2 years

Key inclusion criteria
- Metastatic renal cell cancer treated with single agent sunitinib

- No known primary liver disease and no other severe or uncontrolled concurrent medical

- Signed informed consent
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
- Patients who are unable to sign informed consent

- Patients unable to give blood

- Patients who are pregnant, nursing or not using an effective contraception method

- Patients who had bone-marrow-transplantation prior to sunitinib treatment

Study design
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Unknown status
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Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
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Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead Hospital - Westmead
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2145 - Westmead

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Western Sydney Local Health District

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Brief summary
Sunitinib is an oral drug used for treatment of advanced kidney cancer. The standard dose is
50mg, but many patients require a dose decrease due to side-effects. Drug levels of sunitinib
vary approximately 10-fold between patients.

This study will measure blood levels of sunitinib and its metabolite, and correlate these
with side-effects and the response to the treatment. The study aims to establish whether
blood levels change with time, and see how useful blood levels are for monitoring patients
treated with sunitinib.
Trial website
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Principal investigator
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Howard Gurney, MBBS, FRACP
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Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead
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Contact person for public queries
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Howard Gurney, MBBS, FRACP
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Summary results
For IPD and results data, please see