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KEYPAD : Denosumab and Pembrolizumab in Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma: a Phase II Trial

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 the combination of an immunotherapy (Pembrolizumab) and a targeted therapy (Denosumab) for the treatment of advanced clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC).

This trial is treating patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

This is a systemic therapy trial.

You may be able to join this trial if:

  • You have had treatment but your cancer has gotten worse or has not responded to the treatment you have been given.
  • 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.

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

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Trial Identifiers

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Scientific Title

Denosumab and Pembrolizumab in Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma: a Phase II Trial

Cooperative Group

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

Commercial Sponsor



This study aims to determine the activity and safety of pembrolizumab and denosumab in advanced clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Adults with unresectable or metastatic ccRCC progressing after treatment with a VEGFR TKI. Key eligibility criteria include target lesion(s) according to RECIST 1.1, good performance status (ECOG PS 0-2), no history of significant autoimmune disease, tumour sample available (archival or recent biopsy), and no previous treatment with immunotherapy. All participants will receive the study interventions of pembrolizumab and denosumab. All participants will receive the study interventions of pembrolizumab and denosumab. Pembrolizumab will be given every 3 weeks at a dose of 200mg and denosumab will be given on day 1, day 8, day 22 and then every 21 days (3 weekly) thereafter as a single subcutaneous injection. Treatment with pembrolizumab and denosumab will continue until evidence of clinical progression or prohibitive toxicity, or withdrawal of consent, up to a maximum duration of 2 years. 7- eligible participants will be recruited from 15 sites in Australia and New Zealand over a 2 year period.

Recruiting Hospitals Read MoreRead more

Ballarat Oncology & Haematology
Ms Rosemary Cotton
03 5339 8000

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

Monash Health, Medical Oncology
Genitourinary Research Study Coordinator

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Border Medical Oncology
Ms Kate Oates
02 6064 1499


PCCTU (Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit) *
Enquiries Line Coordinator
03 8559 7456 (9am-2pm, Mon-Fri)

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.