UNISoN / ANZUP1602 : A Phase II Sequential Treatment Trial of Single Agent Nivolumab, Then Combination Ipilimumab + Nivolumab in Metastatic or Unresectable Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma

Male or<br/>FemaleGender Male or

RecruitingStatus Recruiting

Systemic<br/>Therapy TrialTypeSystemic
Therapy Trial

TwoPhase Two

18+Age Over 18

Kidney<br/>CancersCancer LocationKidney

Systemic therapy | Urinary systemKidney,Renal cell carcinoma

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This Phase II trial is evaluating two new immunotherapy treatments (Nivolumab and Ipilimumab) for patients with metastatic Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma.

This trial is treating patients with Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma.

This is a systemic therapy trial.

You may be able to join this trial if:

  • Your cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

You may be excluded from this trial if:

  • You have a certain disease or psychological condition.
  • You have been diagnosed with a prior or secondary type of cancer.
  • You have had certain treatments, surgical procedures or drugs.
  • You have previously been treated (or are currently being treated) on a clinical trial.

Clinical trials have complex eligibility criteria - talk to your doctor about your interest in this trial.

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Scientific Title

A Phase II Sequential Treatment Trial of Single Agent Nivolumab, Then Combination Ipilimumab + Nivolumab in Metastatic or Unresectable Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma

Cooperative Group

Australian & New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group Limited (ANZUP)

Commercial Sponsor

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)


This study aims to evaluate the safety, tolerability and effectiveness of new treatments for kidney cancer called Nivolumab and Ipilimumab. The study is in two parts; in the first instance patients receive nivolumab alone. If this treatment is not effective patients may move onto the second part of the trial, where they receive nivolumab + ipilimumab. There is no placebo. The reason to offer one treatment alone, followed by two treatments together is that it is thought that the double treatment may have more side-effects, but also may be effective in people in whom the single first treatment (nivolumab alone) has not helped. Nivolumab and ipilimumab are experimental treatments. This means that they are not an approved treatment for non-clear cell kidney cancer in Australia. Nivolumab and ipilimumab have been used alone or in combination in many other cancers, and are licenced for use in other cancers like advanced melanoma and bladder cancer in Australia. About 85 participants with non-clear cell kidney cancer are expected to participate in this study, from Australia and New Zealand.

Recruiting Hospitals Read MoreRead more

Ballarat Oncology & Haematology
Ms Rosemary Cotton
03 5339 8000

Border Medical Oncology
Ms Nyree Sarakis
02 6064 1493

Box Hill Hospital Medical Oncology
Box Hill
Lauren Mitchell
03 9094 9544

Monash Health, Medical Oncology
Genitourinary Research Study Coordinator

Trial Overview: General information about a clinical trial. This section provides an overview of who might be able to join this trial and what type of treatment is involved.