for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at Sacramento, California and other locations
study started
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This is a randomized, Phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of pazopanib plus abexinostat versus pazopanib plus placebo in patients with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Official Title

A Randomized, Phase 3, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study of Pazopanib With or Without Abexinostat in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma(RENAVIV)


In this randomized, Phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, patients will be randomized 2:1 to receive either a combination of pazopanib plus abexinostat or pazopanib plus placebo. At the time of disease progression, patient treatment assignment will be unblinded, and those patients randomized to the pazopanib plus placebo treatment arm will have the option of crossing over to receive treatment with a combination of pazopanib plus abexinostat. After providing written informed consent, patients will be screened for study eligibility within 28 days before their first dose of study drug. After screening assessments, patients who are eligible for inclusion in the study will be randomized and receive their first dose of study drug on Cycle 1 Day 1 (C1D1), within 7 days of randomization. A treatment cycle is 28 days in length. Patients may continue to receive study drug until any of the following events: the development of IRC-verified radiographic progression as assessed by RECIST version 1.1, clinical disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, another discontinuation criterion is met, withdrawal of consent, or closure of the study by the sponsor. No maximum duration of therapy has been set.


Renal Cell Carcinoma, Progression-free survival, Abexinostat, Pazopanib, RECIST, Cancer therapy, Carcinoma, Pazopanib plus abexinostat


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

To be enrolled in the study, patients will be required to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Patients aged ≥ 18 years at time of study entry.
  • Patients have histologically confirmed RCC with clear cell component.
  • Patients have locally advanced and unresectable or metastatic disease.
  • Measurable disease as assessed only by the investigator (not verified by IRC) according to RECIST version 1.1.
  • Patients must not have had any prior vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) tyrosine kinase inhibitor treatment in either (neo)adjuvant or locally advanced/metastatic setting. Up to 1 line of prior cytokine or immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment is allowed in either the (neo)adjuvant or metastatic setting provided screening scans indicate progressive disease (PD) during or following completion of treatment.
  • Patients have Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0 or 1.
  • Patients have adequate baseline organ function.
  • Patients have adequate baseline hematologic function
  • Patient must be at least 2 weeks from last systemic treatment or dose of radiation prior to date of randomization.

You CAN'T join if...

Patients who meet any of the following criteria at Screening will not be enrolled in the study:

  • Has persistent clinically significant toxicities (Grade ≥ 2; per NCI CTCAE version 5 from previous anticancer therapy (excluding alopecia which is permitted and excluding Grades 2 and 3 laboratory abnormalities if they are not associated with symptoms, are not considered clinically significant by the investigator, and can be managed with available medical therapies).
  • Has untreated central nervous system (CNS) metastases. Patients with treated CNS metastases are eligible provided imaging demonstrates no new or progressive metastases obtained at least 4 weeks following completion of treatment. CNS imaging during Screening is not required unless clinically indicated.
  • Has an additional malignancy requiring treatment within the past 3 years. Patients with the following concomitant neoplastic diagnoses are eligible: non-melanoma skin cancer, carcinoma in situ, and non-muscle invasive urothelial carcinoma.
  • Poorly controlled hypertension, defined as systolic blood pressure ≥ 160 or diastolic blood pressure ≥ 100 mmHg. Use of anti-hypertensives and rescreening is permitted.
  • A new pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis diagnosed within 3 months prior to randomization.
  • Has a QTcF interval > 480 msec.
  • New York Heart Association Class III or IV congestive heart failure.
  • Use of prohibited medication within 7 days or 5 half-lives, whichever is shorter, prior to first dose of study drug.


  • University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center withdrawn
    Sacramento California 95817 United States
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comphrensive Cancer Center - Hemato withdrawn
    San Francisco California 94158 United States
  • Beijing Cancer Hospital accepting new patients
    Beijing 100142 China
  • Zhongshan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University not yet accepting patients
    Shanghai 200032 China


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Xynomic Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Phase 3 research study
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Expecting 413 study participants
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