Nivolumab for metastatic renal cell carcinoma: Results of a randomized phase II trial

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Motzer R.J., Rini B.I., McDermott D.F., Redman B.G., Kuzel T.M., Harrison M.R., Vaishampayan U.N., Drabkin H.A., George S., Logan T.F., Margolin K.A., Plimack E.R., Lambert A.M., Waxman I.M., Hammers H.J.

Journal of Clinical Oncology 2015 33:13 (1430-1437)

Purpose: Nivolumab is a fully human immunoglobulin G4 programmed death-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor antibody that restores T-cell immune activity. This phase II trial assessed the antitumor activity, dose-response relationship, and safety of nivolumab in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). Patients and Methods: Patients with clear-cell mRCC previously treated with agents targeting the vascular endothelial growth factor pathway were randomly assigned (blinded ratio of 1:1:1) to nivolumab 0.3, 2, or 10 mg/kg intravenously once every 3 weeks. The primary objective was to evaluate the dose-response relationship as measured by progression-free survival (PFS); secondary end points included objective response rate (ORR), overall survival (OS), and safety. Results: A total of 168 patients were randomly assigned to the nivolumab 0.3- (n = 60), 2- (n = 54), and 10-mg/kg (n = 54) cohorts. One hundred eighteen patients (70%) had received more than one prior systemic regimen. Median PFS was…(vermás)


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