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Protocol to Obtain Blood and Bone Marrow Samples for Myeloma Research

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Identifier:
First received: April 12, 2010
Last updated: February 28, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

The purpose of this study is to collect a blood or bone marrow sample from patients with multiple myeloma and from volunteers without myeloma.

Multiple Myeloma

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of Immune Parameters and Function in Multiple Myeloma Patients and Healthy Individuals' Blood and Marrow Samples

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cancer cell response to molecular testing of killing cell parts. [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    This myeloma specific killing may help identify mechanisms, in vitro, of killing myeloma cells for the future use in clinical trials.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

15mL of peripheral blood 10mL of bone marrow aspirate

Estimated Enrollment: 75
Study Start Date: August 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Healthy Volunteers
Healthy volunteers who have agreed to have a bone marrow and/or blood harvest as part of a donation to a transplant recipient.
Patients with multiple myeloma
Patients undergoing routine blood draw and bone marrow aspirates as part of their ongoing follow-up care for myeloma at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center of DHMC.

Detailed Description:

The blood and bone marrow samples will be used in the laboratory to perform focused studies on multiple myeloma.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's Norris Cotton Cancer Center


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participant population is multiple myeloma patients over the age of 18 who are undergoing a scheduled bone marrow collection and/or blood drawing procedure as part of their routine treatment or follow up, and healthy volunteers over the age of 18 who have agreed to have a bone marrow and/or blood harvest as part of a donation to a transplant recipient.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients, who in the opinion of their physician, would be adversely affected by removal of an extra15ml of blood and /or an extra 10ml of bone marrow.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01382615

United States, New Hampshire
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Meehan, MD Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Identifier: NCT01382615     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D1029
Study First Received: April 12, 2010
Last Updated: February 28, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center:
Multiple Myeloma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Blood Protein Disorders
Cardiovascular Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Hemostatic Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
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