Tandem Auto Stem Cell Transplant With Melphalan Followed by Melphalan and Bortezomib in Patients With Multiple Myeloma ((Mel/MelVel))
High dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplantation is commonplace in the treatment of multiple myeloma. This treatment uses a chemotherapy drug called Melphalan that has been used in several thousand bone marrow transplant recipients worldwide for the same or similar disorders. Many patients with multiple myeloma receive 2 stem cell transplantations within a few months of each other as part of their treatment. Usually the drug Melphalan is used for both transplants.
Bortezomib is a drug that is used for treating multiple myeloma and has been used in combination with melphalan for stem cell transplantation for patients with multiple myeloma.
The purpose of this trial is to study the effects of doing 2 transplants, first using melphalan and second using melphalan and bortezomib. The trial is aiming to find out if adding the Bortezomib to the second transplant will increase the chances of staying in remission longer.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Tandem Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant With Melphalan Followed by Melphalan and Bortezomib in Patients With Multiple Myeloma|
- To determine the progression-free survival of patients with multiple myeloma treated with tandem cycles of high-dose melphalan followed by high-dose melphalan in combination with bortezomib with autologous HSC transplantation. [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- To determine the response rate, overall survival, and regimen-related toxicities of patients with multiple myeloma treated with high-dose melphalan or high-dose melphalan in combination with bortezomib given in tandem transplants. [ Time Frame: lifetime ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Contact: Michele Donato, MD||MDonato@humed.com|
|United States, New Jersey|
|John Theurer Cancer Center @ Hackensack University Medical Center||Recruiting|
|Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601|
|Contact: Emily Brown, RN 551-996-3923 EmilyBrown@hackensackUMC.org|
|Contact: Ann Marie Maguire, RN 551-336-8213 AMaguire@hackensackUMC.org|
|Principal Investigator: Michele Donato, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Michele Donato, MD||John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center|