Clinical Trials

Thanks to research funded by the PKD Foundation, clinical trials are now exploring several new therapies for PKD. Patients wishing to participate or learn more will find specific information about the therapies below. To participate in a clinical trial, you will need to have a formal diagnosis of PKD. To learn more, click here.


You can also learn about potential treatmentsPKD and heart disease and the Accelerating Clinical Trials (ACT) program.

Updated: 5/21/2014

Active, Not Recruiting

Observational Phase I Phase II Phase III Phase IV
Bosutinib for ADPKD    
HALT PKD Progression of PKD (HALT PKD)  
A New Diet for Patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)    
Observational Study in Patients With Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (OVERTURE)        
Pilot Study of Rapamycin as Treatment for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)    
Somatostatin Analogues as a Volume Reducing Treatment of Polycystic Livers (RESOLVE)        
A Study to Investigate the Long-term Safety and Efficacy of Tolvaptan in Patients with ADPKD (Extension of Trial 156-04-251)  

 

Bosutinib for ADPKD

 

Intervention:

Drug - Bosutinib

Sponsor:

Pfizer

Study Phase:

II
Status: Active, not recruiting
Age Group: 18 - 50 years
Enrollment goal: 190
Description:

To determine if bosutinib reduces the rate of kidney enlargement in subjects with ADPKD entering the study with a total kidney volume greater than or equal to 750 cc and eGFR greater than or equal to 60 ml/min/1.73 m2;  To identify a safe and effective dose of bosutinib to be used in future studies.

Contact: Pfizer Call Center  1.800.718.1021
Website: NIH Study Details

 

HALT PKD Progression of PKD (HALT PKD)

 

Intervention:

Drugs - lisonopril, telmisartan

Sponsor:

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Study Phase: III
Status: Active; enrollment complete
Age group: 15 - 64

Enrollment goal:

1,018

Description:

To assess the effectiveness of anti-hypertensive drugs telmisartan and lisinopril on PKD progression and its cardiovascular complications in two different levels of kidney function, GFR more than 60 mL/min/1/73m^2 and GFR between 25-60 mL/min/1.73m^2.
Additional Info: The Data Collection Center is now located at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 
Website: NIH Study Details

 

A New Diet for Patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

 

Intervention:

ADPKD Diet

Sponsor:

University of Kansas
Study Phase: II
Status: Active, not recruiting
Age group: 18 - 65

Enrollment goal:

10

Description:

Recent evidence has shown that kidney volume predicts the likelihood of developing renal insufficiency over a finite length of time in ADPKD, suggesting a linkage between the growth of cysts and the harm they do to kidney function. Recent studies indicate that the rate of kidney volume increase is hastened by excess dietary protein, salt, and potential net acid precursors, and slowed by increased water intake sufficient to lower plasma vasopressin levels.

Diets are commonly prescribed to treat ADPKD and other renal patients with disease near the end-stage, but there is currently no specific diet prescription that takes potentially harmful dietary elements into account for ADPKD patients in the earliest stages of the disease. This study will examine a novel diet for ADPKD created by the researcher termed the ADPKD diet.

Website:

NIH Study Details

 

Observational Study in Patients With Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (OVERTURE)

 

Observational

 

Sponsor:

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Status: Active, not recruiting
Age Group: 12 - 70
Enrollment goal: 3000
Description:

To collect characteristics of patients with ADPKD across a broad population, over time to better understand disease progression (signs, symptoms and outcomes).  Association with total kidney volume changes and other measures of disease progression will be determined in order to identify a population at increased risk for disease progression.  The economic and quality life impact of ADPKD will be assessed.  Subjects who terminated participation early from clinical trials with tolvaptan may also be followed.

Contact: OVERTUREStudyinfo@mmgct.com
Website: NIH Study Details

 

Pilot Study of Rapamycin as Treatment for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)

 

Intervention:

Drug: Rapamycin

Sponsor:

The Cleveland Clinic

Study Phase:

I/II
Status: Active, not recruiting
Age Group: 18-75

Enrollment goal:

30

Description:

This study is a prospective, randomized,open label, pilot clinical trial designed to compare the effects of an agent that has antiproliferative (1,2), antiangiogenesis (3),and tumor-progression blocking capabilities (4), namely, rapamycin (Rapamune®), in the treatment of autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).
Website: NIH Study Details

 

Somatostatin Analogues as a Volume Reducing Treatment of Polycystic Livers (RESOLVE)

 

Observational

 

Intervention:

Drug - Lanreotide

Sponsor:

Radboud University

Collaborator:

Ipsen Pharmaceutical
Status: Active, not recruiting
Age Group: 18-70
Enrollment goal: 43
Description:

To determine the effect of Lanreotide on polycystic liver and kidneys in patients with ADPKD.

Website: NIH Study Details

 

A Study to Investigate the Long-term Safety and Efficacy of Tolvaptan in Patients with ADPKD
(Extension of Trial 156-04-251)

 

Intervention:

Drug: tolvaptan 

Sponsor:

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Study Phase:

III

Status:

Active, not recruiting

Age Group:

23 to 53

Enrollment goal:

150

Description:

To continue ADPKD patients enrolled in Trial 156-04-251 on oral Tolvaptan twice daily.

Website:

NIH Study Details

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