Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Multiple Myeloma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00003493
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: July 17, 2013
Last verified: August 2001
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Drugs used in chemotherapy use different ways to stop tumor cells from dividing so they stop growing or die. Combining more than one drug may kill more tumor cells.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to study the effectiveness of combination chemotherapy consisting of liposomal doxorubicin, vincristine, and dexamethasone in treating patients with newly diagnosed or previously treated multiple myeloma.


Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
Drug: dexamethasone
Drug: pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride
Drug: vincristine sulfate
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Trial of Doxil, Vincristine and Decadron in Multiple Myeloma

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Study Start Date: November 1998
Study Completion Date: April 2004
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Assess the response rate and duration of response of multiple myeloma treated with doxorubicin HCl liposome, vincristine, and dexamethasone. II. Define the qualitative and quantitative toxic effects of this regimen in these patients.

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified into newly diagnosed (group A) and previously treated (group B) patients. Patients receive doxorubicin HCl liposome IV over 2.5 hours, followed by vincristine by bolus IV over 5 minutes on day 1. Dexamethasone is administered orally or by IV on days 1-4. Treatment is repeated every 4 weeks for a minimum of 6 courses, and 2 courses after maximum response unless unacceptable toxic effects or disease progression occur. Patients are followed until death.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A maximum of 33 patients from group A and 34 patients from group B will be accrued for this study within 6-14 months.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven newly diagnosed or previously treated multiple myeloma At least one chemotherapy regimen and no more than four regimens Pancytopenia related to multiple myeloma allowed At least 50% plasma cells in the bone marrow Splenomegaly OR Plasma cell leukemia No solitary bone or solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Not specified Performance status: ECOG 0-2 Life expectancy: At least 3 months Hematopoietic: WBC at least 2,500/mm3 OR neutrophil count at least 1,000/mm3 (previously treated patients with platelet count at least 75,000/mm3 must have a neutrophil count of greater than 500/mm3) Platelet count at least 75,000/mm3 (previously treated patients must have platelet count at least 45,000/mm3) Thrombocytopenia related to idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or B12 or folate deficiency allowed Hepatic: Bilirubin no greater than upper limit of normal (ULN) ALT or AST no greater than 2 times ULN (unless greater than 1/3 of liver is involved by tumor, in which case ALT or AST must be no greater than 5 times ULN) Renal: Not specified Cardiovascular: LVEF at least 50% by MUGA scan or echocardiogram No New York Heart Association class II or greater cardiac disease Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception No prior malignancies within 5 years, except: Adequately treated basal or squamous cell skin cancer Adequately treated carcinoma in situ of the cervix No uncontrollable physical, mental, or emotional disorders No history of hypersensitivity to doxorubicin HCL or liposomal or PEGylated formulations of other drugs No active infection requiring IV antibiotics

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Patients who have previously failed treatment with doxorubicin HCl liposome, vincristine, and dexamethasone (VAD) are allowed if anthracycline therapy has been at least 6 months, and prior anthracycline exposure no greater than 300 mg/m2 No other concurrent chemotherapy Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Prior radiotherapy allowed Concurrent radiotherapy to control pain or prevent fractures allowed Surgery: Prior surgery allowed if recovered

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003493

Locations
United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Cleveland Clinic
Investigators
Study Chair: Mohamad A. Hussein, MD The Cleveland Clinic
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003493     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCF-IRB-2006, CDR0000066532, SEQUUS-CCF-IRB-2006, NCI-V98-1459
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: July 17, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
refractory multiple myeloma
stage I multiple myeloma
stage II multiple myeloma
stage III multiple myeloma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms
Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Plasmacytoma
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Paraproteinemias
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Dexamethasone acetate
Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone 21-phosphate
Liposomal doxorubicin
Doxorubicin
Vincristine
BB 1101
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Antiemetics
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Central Nervous System Agents

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