Kidney or Thyroid Cancer

EAQ191 / CARISMA



Cancer and Blood Pressure Management, CARISMA Study

STATUS: Active


This phase II trial studies how well intensive blood pressure management works in decreasing systolic blood pressure in patients with kidney or thyroid cancer that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic) who are starting anti-angiogenic tyrosine kinase inhibitor cancer therapy. This study is being done to find out if a systolic blood pressure to a target of less than 120 mmHg (intensive systolic blood pressure management) can be achieved, well tolerated, and beneficial as compared to the usual approach to a target of less than 140 mmHg while taking an anti-angiogenic tyrosine kinase inhibitor. This study may help doctors understand the best way to control blood pressure in kidney or thyroid cancer patients taking anti-angiogenic tyrosine kinase inhibitor.
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  • Patient must have histologically or cytologically-proven renal cell cancer or thyroid cancer initiating treatment with anti-angiogenic tyrosine kinase inhibitors (AA-TKIs) including: sunitinib, sorafenib, pazopanib, cabozantinib, lenvatinib, vandetanib, or axitinib) * NOTE: If patient has a severe sulfa allergy (e.g. Stevens Johnson reaction), then alternative non-sulfa medications can be considered in consultation with the C-BAC. Patient with a noted severe allergic reactions to medications listed in the algorithms is not necessarily excluded from this trial, as alternative medications could be considered in consultation with the C-BAC. Moreover, the patient treated with pre-existing medications that may interact with proposed BP medications is not necessarily excluded, as alternative medications exist. The clinical significance of any potential drug interactions can also be addressed with the C-BAC

  • Prior exposure to another AA-TKI is permissible. Concurrent or prior treatment with immunotherapy is also permissible

  • Patient must have either clinical cardiovascular (CV) disease or evidence of increased CV risk as defined by one or more of the following: * Clinical CV disease (history of myocardial infarction [MI] acute coronary syndrome, coronary revascularization, at least 50% diameter stenosis of coronary, carotid or lower extremity artery, carotid endarterectomy or stenting greater than 3 months prior to registration, peripheral artery disease, cerebrovascular accident greater than 3 months prior to registration, abdominal aortic aneurysm or heart failure [HF]) * An American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) CV risk score of at least 10% * Chronic kidney disease (defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) between 30 and 60 ml/min per 1.73 m^2 obtained within 45 days prior to registration). Dialysis patients and patients with an eGFR < 30 ml/min/1.73m^2 will be excluded. eGFR will be calculated according to the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-Epi) equation * Subclinical CV disease defined as: ** Coronary artery calcium score >= 400 Agatston units within 2 years prior to registration ** Ankle brachial index (ABI) =< 0.90 within 2 years prior to registration ** Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) by electrocardiogram (ECG) (based on computer reading), echocardiogram report, or other cardiac imaging procedure report within 2 years prior to registration

  • Patient must have systolic blood pressure (SBP) >= 130 mmHg on two or more occasions according to any in-clinic visit in the 12 weeks prior to or during their initial 4 weeks of treatment with an AA-TKI. Patients who have a prior diagnosis of hypertension or on pre-existing antihypertensive medications are eligible for enrollment with the diagnosis of hypertension alone and do not need to have a SBP >= 130 mmHg prior to enrollment. However, patient must not be on more than 3 baseline blood pressure medications with a SBP >= 160 mmHg at time of entry * NOTE: If a patient has a single elevated SBP >= 130mmHg but not on repeat assessment, an additional SBP assessment should be performed to confirm ineligibility

  • Patient must agree to comply with performing home blood pressure monitoring using an Omron7250 oscillometric monitor at home, or equivalent models

  • Patient must not have end-stage renal failure on dialysis, history of repeated hyperkalemia with a potassium > 5.5 mEq/l in the last 6 months, have a kidney transplant, or an eGFR < 30 ml/min/1.73 m^2 on laboratory evaluation most proximal to the time of registration

  • Patient must not have coronary artery bypass grafting, MI acute coronary syndrome severe/unstable angina, stroke, transient ischemic attack, clinically significant bleeding requiring hospitalization or pulmonary embolism within 3 months prior to registration

  • Patient must not have brain surgery or radiotherapy within 2 weeks prior to registration

  • Patient must not have uncontrolled blood pressure defined by SBP > 160 mmHg on three or more antihypertensives prior to TKI initiation

  • Patient with an arm circumference too large (> 50 cm) or small (< 17 cm) to allow accurate BP measurement with available devices will not be eligible

  • Women must not be pregnant or breast-feeding due to the potential harm to an unborn fetus and possible risk for adverse events in nursing infants with some anti-hypertensives, including angiotensin receptor blockers. All females of childbearing potential must have a blood test or urine study within 14 days prior to registration to rule out pregnancy. A female of childbearing potential is defined as any woman, regardless of sexual orientation or whether they have undergone tubal ligation, who meets the following criteria: 1) has achieved menarche at some point, 2) has not undergone a hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy; or 3) has not been naturally postmenopausal (amenorrhea following cancer therapy does not rule out childbearing potential) for at least 24 consecutive months (i.e., has had menses at any time in the preceding 24 consecutive months). Women of childbearing potential and sexually active males must be strongly advised to use accepted and effective methods of contraception or to abstain from sexual intercourse for the duration of their participation in the study

  • Women of childbearing potential and sexually active males must be strongly advised to use accepted and effective methods of contraception or to abstain from sexual intercourse for the duration of their participation in the study

  • Patient must have internet access through a tablet or smart phone to use EASEE-PRO and home BP monitoring. A valid phone number to receive text messages and email address are also necessary

  • Leukocytes >= 3,000/mcL (obtained within 14 days prior to registration)

  • Absolute neutrophil count >= 1,500/mcL (obtained within 14 days prior to registration)

  • Platelets >= 100,000/mcL (obtained within 14 days prior to registration)

  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT])/alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) =< 2.5 x institutional upper limit of normal (ULN) (obtained within 14 days prior to registration)

  • Patients with evidence of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, the HBV viral load must be undetectable on suppressive therapy, if indicated

  • Patient with a history of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection must have been treated and cured. For patients with HCV infection who are currently on treatment, they are eligible if they have an undetectable HCV viral load

  • Patient with treated brain metastases are eligible if follow-up brain imaging after central nervous system (CNS)-directed therapy shows no evidence of progression

  • Patient with new or progressive brain metastases (active brain metastases) or leptomeningeal disease are eligible if the treating physician determines that immediate CNS specific treatment is not required and is unlikely to be required during the first cycle of therapy

  • Patient with a prior or concurrent malignancy whose natural history or treatment does not have the potential to interfere with the safety or efficacy assessment of the investigational regimen are eligible for this trial

  • Patient must have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status 0-2

United States
MA
Worcester
UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: cancer.research@umassmed.edu

MO
Creve Coeur
Siteman Cancer Center at West County Hospital
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: info@siteman.wustl.edu

Saint Louis
Washington University School of Medicine
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: info@siteman.wustl.edu

NY
Bronx
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Campus
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: eskwak@montefiore.org

Montefiore Medical Center-Einstein Campus
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: eskwak@montefiore.org

Montefiore Medical Center-Weiler Hospital
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: eskwak@montefiore.org

PA
Philadelphia
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact

University of Pennsylvania / Abramson Cancer Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact

Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact

TX
Dallas
UT Southwestern / Simmons Cancer Center-Dallas
Status: IN_REVIEW
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: canceranswerline@UTSouthwestern.edu

Richardson
UT Southwestern Clinical Center at Richardson / Plano
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: Suzanne.cole@utsouthwestern.edu

VA
Lynchburg
Centra Lynchburg Hematology-Oncology Clinic Inc
Status: APPROVED
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: Kevin.Patel@centrahealth.com

Richmond
Virginia Cancer Institute
Status: APPROVED
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: smoore@vacancer.com

Virginia Commonwealth University / Massey Cancer Center
Status: APPROVED
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: CTOclinops@vcu.edu

WI
Burlington
Aurora Cancer Care-Southern Lakes VLCC
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

Cudahy
Aurora Saint Luke's South Shore
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

Germantown
Aurora Health Care Germantown Health Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

Grafton
Aurora Cancer Care-Grafton
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

Green Bay
Aurora BayCare Medical Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

Kenosha
Aurora Cancer Care-Kenosha South
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

Marinette
Aurora Bay Area Medical Group-Marinette
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

Milwaukee
Aurora Cancer Care-Milwaukee
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

Aurora Saint Luke's Medical Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

Aurora Sinai Medical Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

Oshkosh
Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic - Oshkosh
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

Racine
Aurora Cancer Care-Racine
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

Sheboygan
Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic-Sheboygan
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

Summit
Aurora Medical Center in Summit
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

Two Rivers
Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic-Two Rivers
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

Wauwatosa
Aurora Cancer Care-Milwaukee West
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

West Allis
Aurora West Allis Medical Center
Status: ACTIVE
Contact: Site Public Contact
Email: ncorp@aurora.org

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:
I. To determine the feasibility of an intensive (systolic blood pressure [SBP] < 120 mmHg) โ€œInterventionโ€ versus standard care (SBP < 140 mmHg) โ€œNon-Interventionโ€ approach to blood pressure (BP) control in metastatic renal cell and thyroid cancer patients initiating anti-angiogenic tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 arms.

ARM A: Patients receive intensive systolic blood pressure management for 6 months. Patients receive increased blood pressure medication every 2 weeks while systolic blood pressure is 120 mmHg or higher. Patients also monitor blood pressure at home 1 day a week (4 times in 1 day) every 2 weeks and upload the recorded blood pressure readings to the provider and to a central blood pressure monitoring team. Patients with changes in blood pressure medications monitor blood pressure readings on 3 days in 1 week (4 times in 1 day).

ARM B: Patients receive standard blood pressure management for 6 months. Patients receive blood pressure medications per doctorโ€™s instruction. Patients also monitor blood pressure at home 1 day (4 times in 1 day) every 2 weeks and upload the recorded blood pressures to a central monitoring team.

Interactive content above is from the official study record on the National Cancer Institute website, cancer.gov.


The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group designed this trial and is conducting it with funding from the National Cancer Institute through its NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP).


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