Kidney Cancer: S0931 (Iowa Cancer Specialists)

SWOG S0931 - EVEREST: EVErolimus for Renal Cancer Ensuing Surgical Therapy, A Phase III Study


The purpose of this study is to see whether treatment with everolimus after surgery for kidney cancer will increase the time without cancer returning. The current standard treatment after surgery is careful monitoring with no immediate treatment.

Studies suggest that one way kidney cancer may grow is through chemical signaling through a protein named “mTOR.” Everolimus is a drug that stops signaling through mTOR and may therefore stop the growth of kidney cancer. Everolimus is a drug currently approved for the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic kidney cancer. It is considered investigational for use after surgery. In this study, patients will get either everolimus or placebo (a pill with no medication).

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Principal Investigator(s)
George Kovach

Clinical Trial Categories

  • Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
Kim Turner, R.N. at 563-421-1908


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