This is a study to determine the clinical benefit (how well the drug works), safety and tolerability of combining varlilumab and atezolizumab. Phase l of the study will enroll patients with a number of tumor types; Phase ll will enroll only patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
Many tumor cells, in contrast to normal cells, have been shown to require the amino acid glutamine to produce energy for growth and survival. To exploit the dependence of tumors on glutamine, CB-839, a potent and selective inhibitor of the first enzyme in glutamine utilization, glutaminase, will be tested in this Phase 1 study in patients with solid tumors.
“A separate cohort of patients with non-clear cell RCC with papillary features will be enrolled in order to gather information regarding the efficacy given the rarity of these entities.”
The purpose of this study is to find out what effects, good and/or bad the combination of two medications, everolimus and bevacizumab, has on kidney cancer. In this clinical trial we are now testing these medications in combination. We think that both together might work better that either drug alone. Importantly, both of these drugs together have been tested in patients with a different type of kidney cancer and patients tolerated the combination well.
At the present time, there are no drugs that have been proven to work in patients with papillary kidney cancer that has spread (metastasized) beyond the kidneys. Researchers are interested in determining whether the combination of the drugs bevacizumab and erlotinib can be used to treat metastatic papillary kidney cancer.
Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Carcinoma (HLRCC) is an inherited type of papillary kidney cancer (it runs in families). Papillary kidney cancer can also occur sporadically, or without a family connection. More research is needed to determine whether treatments for papillary kidney cancer, such as bevacizumab and erlotinib, work in inherited or sporadic types of kidney cancer, and if so, whether there are any differences.
This clinical study is being conducted at multiple sites to determine the best confirmed response rate, safety, and tolerability of GSK1363089 treatment in papillary renal cell carcinoma. Papillary renal cell carcinoma may be classified into hereditary and sporadic forms; subjects with either classification will be accepted into this study.