Working… Menu
Help guide our efforts to modernize
Send us your comments by March 14, 2020.

DT PACE, Tandem Autologous Transplant, Maintenance Therapy for Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00107614
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Terminated due to poor accrual.)
First Posted : April 6, 2005
Results First Posted : July 15, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 26, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Arkansas

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to find out what the response is and the side effects are with chemotherapy using a combination of drugs called D.T. PACE (Dexamethasone, Thalidomide, cis-Platinum, Adriamycin, Cyclophosphamide, and Etoposide) + Rituxan, followed by two autologous transplants.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Drug: DT PACE + Rituxan Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Approximately 25 patients, male or female, age 18 and older, regardless of race or ethnicity, will participate in this study at UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences) only.

Participants will receive two courses of chemotherapy with a regimen called DT PACE + Rituxan. This regimen consists of 6 drugs: Dexamethasone, Thalidomide, cis-Platinum, Adriamycin, Cyclophosphamide, and Etoposide.

Layout table for study information
Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 12 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: UARK 2002-10, A Phase II Study of DT PACE Induction, Followed by Tandem Autologous Transplant and Maintenance Therapy for Patients With Advanced and/or Symptomatic Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia
Study Start Date : November 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2008

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: DT PACE/auto transplant/maint therapy Drug: DT PACE + Rituxan
INDUCTION PHASE DT PACE + Rituxan DT PACE + Rituxan + PBSC Collection Response Assessment TRANSPLANT PHASE Transplant 1 (MEL 200 (patients with < 50% response to induction) OR MEL-DT PACE (Patients with > 50% response to Induction) Transplant 2 (identical to the first, except patients with progressive or proliferative disease, will receive BEAM) MAINTENANCE PHASE Rituxan every 3 months x 1 year

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Response Rates to a Brief Remission Induction Treatment With One or Two Courses of Melphalan-based High-dose Treatment (HDT) [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    To evaluate the complete and partial response rates, defined in a strict manner, to a brief remission induction treatment with one or two courses of melphalan-based high-dose treatment (HDT) in symptomatic patients with Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia (WM), either untreated or previously treated.

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Layout table for eligibility information
Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have a pathological diagnosis of Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia, with advanced and/or symptomatic disease requiring therapy. At least one of the following must be true: *Presence of cytopenias, defined as Hemoglobin < 11 gm%, or WBC < 2000/µl, or platelets < 100,000 µl; *Presence of extensive (>3 cm) or symptomatic lymphadenopathy or hepatosplenomegaly; *Presence of B symptoms (night sweats, fever, weight loss of >10% of the baseline); *Presence of severe neuropathy, not otherwise explained; *Progressive disease (increase in "M" by > 50% while observed, and decrease in hemoglobin by >2 gm%,and/or decrease in platelets by >50,000/µl, and/or increase in lymphadenopathy); *Serum albumin <2.5 gm%; *Persistently elevated β-2M >3.0 in the absence of renal impairment or active infection.
  • Hyperviscosity will be treated (in addition to plasmapheresis) only in the presence of any of the above
  • All necessary baseline studies for determining eligibility must be obtained within 35 days prior to registration.
  • Patients must have a performance status of 0-2 based on SWOG criteria. Patients with a poor performance status (3-4), based solely on bone pain, will be eligible.
  • Patients must not have significant co-morbid medical conditions or uncontrolled life threatening infection.
  • Patients with recent (< 6 months) myocardial infarction, unstable angina, difficult to control congestive heart failure, uncontrolled hypertension, or difficult to control cardiac arrythmias are ineligible. Ejection fraction by ECHO must be > 50% and must be performed within 60 days prior to registration, unless the patient has received chemotherapy within that period of time (dexamethasone and thalidomide excluded), in which case the LVEF must be repeated.
  • Patients must have a creatinine < 3 mg/dl and a creatinine clearance > 30 ml/minute. Patients with a creatinine clearance of 30-50 ml will only receive a 50% cisplatin dose.
  • Patients must have adequate hepatic function defined as serum transaminases < 2 x ULN and direct bilirubin < 2.0 mg/dl.
  • Patients must be able to receive full doses of DT PACE, in the opinion of the treating investigator, with the exception of: *Patients that have received prior adriamycin > 450 mg/m2 and LVEF < 55%. Adriamycin will be omitted in these patients; *Patients with a creatinine clearance 30 - 50 ml/minute, who will receive 50% of the cisplatin dose.
  • Patients must not have a history of chronic obstructive or chronic restrictive pulmonary disease. Patients must have adequate pulmonary function studies > 50% of predicted on mechanical aspects (FEV1, FVC, etc) and diffusion capacity (DLCO) > 50% of predicted. Patients unable to complete pulmonary function tests due to myeloma related pain or fracture must have a high resolution CT scan of the chest and must also have acceptable arterial blood gases defined as PO2 greater than 70.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No prior malignancy is allowed except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer, or other cancer for which the patient has been disease free for at least three years. Prior malignancy is acceptable provided there has been no evidence of disease within the three-year interval.
  • Pregnant or nursing women may not participate. Women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test documented within one week of registration. Women/men of reproductive potential may not participate unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method.
  • All patients must be informed of the investigational nature of this study and must sign and give written informed consent in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines.

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00107614

Layout table for location information
United States, Arkansas
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/MIRT
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Arkansas
Layout table for investigator information
Principal Investigator: Bart Barlogie, MD, PhD UAMS

Additional Information:
Layout table for additonal information
Responsible Party: University of Arkansas Identifier: NCT00107614    
Other Study ID Numbers: UARK 2002-10
First Posted: April 6, 2005    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: July 15, 2011
Last Update Posted: August 26, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011
Keywords provided by University of Arkansas:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Layout table for MeSH terms
Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents