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for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion:



This multicenter, randomized, open-label study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of atezolizumab as monotherapy or in combination with bevacizumab versus sunitinib in participants with histologically confirmed, previously untreated locally advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma who have not received prior systemic therapy either in the adjuvant or metastatic setting.

Official Title

A Phase II, Randomized Study of Atezolizumab (Anti PD-L1 Antibody) Administered as Monotherapy or in Combination With Bevacizumab Versus Sunitinib in Participants With Untreated Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma


Renal Cell Carcinoma Bevacizumab Sunitinib Antibodies Antibodies, Monoclonal


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Unresectable advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma with component of clear cell histology and/or component of sarcomatoid histology that has not been previously treated with any systemic agents, including treatment in the adjuvant setting
  • Measurable disease, as defined by RECIST v1.1
  • Karnofsky performance score greater than or equal to (>/=) 70
  • Adequate hematologic and end-organ function as defined by protocol
  • Women of childbearing potential and male participants with partners of childbearing potential must agree to use highly effective methods of contraception as defined by protocol

You CAN'T join if...

Disease-Specific Exclusions:

  • Radiotherapy for renal cell carcinoma within 14 days prior to Cycle 1, Day 1 with the exception of: Single-fraction radiotherapy given for the indication of pain control
  • Known active malignancies or metastasis of the brain or spinal cord or leptomeningeal disease, as determined by computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)evaluation during screening and prior radiographic assessments
  • Uncontrolled pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, or ascites requiring recurrent drainage procedures (once monthly or more frequently)
  • Uncontrolled hypercalcemia or symptomatic hypercalcemia
  • Malignancies other than renal cell carcinoma within 5 years prior to Cycle 1, Day 1,with the exception of those with a negligible risk of metastasis or death, treated with expected curative outcome

General Medical Exclusions:

  • Life expectancy of less than (<) 12 weeks
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • History of severe allergic, anaphylactic, or other hypersensitivity reactions to chimeric or humanized antibodies or fusion proteins
  • History of autoimmune disease
  • History of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, organizing pneumonia, drug-induced pneumonitis, idiopathic pneumonitis, or evidence of active pneumonitis on screening chest CT scan
  • Participants with active or chronic hepatitis B, active hepatitis C, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive test, significant cardiovascular disease
  • Prior allogeneic stem cell or solid organ transplant

Exclusion Criteria Related to Medications:

  • Prior treatment with Cluster of Differentiation 137 (CD137) agonists, anti-Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Antigen-4 (CTLA-4), anti-PD-1, or anti PD-L1 therapeutic antibody or pathway-targeting agents
  • Treatment with systemic immunostimulatory agents for any reason within 6 weeks or five half-lives of the drug, whichever is shorter, prior to Cycle 1, Day 1
  • Treatment with systemic immunosuppressive medications within 2 weeks prior to Cycle 1,Day 1

Bevacizumab- and Sunitinib-Specific Exclusions:

  • Inadequately controlled hypertension
  • Prior history of hypertensive crisis or hypertensive encephalopathy
  • New York Heart Association Class II or greater congestive heart failure
  • History of myocardial infarction or unstable angina, stroke or transient ischemic attack within 3 months prior to Cycle 1, Day 1


  • UCLA
    Los Angeles, California, 90024, United States
  • City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Duarte, California, 91010, United States
  • Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada
    Las Vegas, Nevada, 89128, United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Hoffmann-La Roche
Phase 2
Lead Scientist
Lawrence Fong
Study Type
Last Updated
August 1, 2017