Perspective Evaluation of Hormones Involved in Serum Phosphate Homeostasis in Patients With Metastatic Renal Cells Carcinoma or Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treated With Sorafenib (SORHORM)
Kidney Cancer - Liver Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular - Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Conditions: Keywords
Advanced, hepatocarcinoma
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Name: Sorafenib
Type: Drug
Overall Status
The study includes the recruitment of patients with advanced renal cells carcinoma and hepatocarcinoma in treatment with sorafenib. Multicenter cohort study. It is a prospective observational study.
Detailed Description
Several tyrosin kinase inhibitors are able to induce hypophosphatemia but the mechanisms underling this metabolic disorder are unknown.

Sorafenib is probably the drug in which this metabolic disturbance is most frequent. The aim of the study is identify variation of blood serum analites involved in hypophosphatemia in patients with advanced renal cells carcinoma and hepatocarcinoma in treatment with sorafenib.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

1. age over 18 years

2. Histologically documented kidney cancer or hepatocarcinoma

3. Performance status more than / equal to 2

4. Life expectancy > 12 weeks

5. in patients with recent surgery, the wound should be completely healed before taking Sorafenib

6. required initial laboratory values: absolute neutrophil count > 1500/ul Platelets > 100,000/ul., Hemoglobin > 9.0 g/dl, Creatinine, SGOT, SGPT less than 2.0 X upper limit of normal Bilirubin less than/equal to upper limit of normal(ULN)

7. Appropriate patienty compliance

Exclusion Criteria:

1. myocardial infarction or significant change in anginal pattern within the last 6 months, symptomatic congestive heart failure (NYHA Class III or higher) or uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmia,

2. previous history of malignant disease with the exception of non melanoma skin cancer curatively treated,

3. significant neurologic or psychiatric diseases preventing patients to give a valid informed consent

4. Sintomatic brain metastases

5. because patients with immune deficiency are at increased risk of lethal infections when treated with marrow-suppressive therapy, HIV-positive patients receiving combination anti-retroviral therapy are excluded

6. patients with seizures that need medical treatment

7. History of heterologous transplantation

8. Patients with previous or active bleeding

9. Dialysis patients

10. Patients with history of primary hyperparathyroidism

11. Dysphagic patients

12. Taking more than four weeks of entry into the study of other bio-chemotherapy treatments

13. Previous treatment with Sorafenib

14. Recent (<6 months)or concomitant treatment with biphosphonate
Alfredo Berruti
Orbassano (To), Turin, Italy
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Elisa Bellini, MD - (+39) 011 9026 -
Start Date
June 2010
Completion Date
September 2011
University of Turin, Italy
University of Turin, Italy
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