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Bortezomib (Velcade) Post Allogenic Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation for Myeloma

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: NCT00504634
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 20, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 15, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

Primary Objective:

1. To determine the antimyeloma effect of bortezomib after allogeneic transplantation for patients with multiple myeloma.

Secondary Objective

1. To determine the toxicity profile of bortezomib in patients with multiple myeloma undergoing allogeneic progenitor cell transplantation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Multiple Myeloma Drug: Bortezomib Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Bortezomib (velcade) is a new drug that works by blocking a structure in the cells called proteasome. This proteasome acts like a system that eliminates abnormal or old proteins from the cells. Cancer cells may be sensitive to drugs like bortezomib (velcade), because tumor cells have more abnormal proteins than normal cells. Bortezomib (velcade) enters the tumor cells and affects the way they divide. When cancer cells cannot divide, they die.

You will have blood (about 2 tablespoons) and bone marrow testing done about every 2-3 months to determine your response and tolerance to treatment. To collect a bone marrow sample, an area of the hip or chest bone is numbed with anesthetic and a small amount of bone marrow is withdrawn through a large needle.

You will receive bortezomib (velcade) as an infusion into a vein over 5-10 minutes twice a week for 2 weeks. You will then rest for 10 to 17 days. This 21-28 day period makes up 1 cycle. You will complete up to a total of 4 cycles. Courses 2 and 3 might be given under supervision of your local physician however the principal investigator will do necessary treatment dose adjustments and new set of treatment orders will be provided to your physician. Treatment evaluations will be under the supervision of the principal investigator.

You will have a physical exam and routine blood tests (about 2 tablespoons) before each dose of bortezomib (velcade). Blood (about 2 tablespoons) and urine tests to determine response to treatment will be performed once a month, as well as blood tests to look at side effects of treatment, will be performed at least once a week and more frequently if medically necessary.

You will be taken off study if the disease gets worse or intolerable side effects occur. You will be called every 3 months for at least 1 year after the last dose of bortezomib (velcade) to see how you are doing.

This is an investigational study. Bortezomib (velcade) is commercially available and indicated for the treatment of myeloma. A total of 28 patients will participate in this study. All will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 8 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Trial of Bortezomib (Velcade) After Allogenic Peripheral Blood Stem Cell or Bone Marrow Transplantation for Patients With Multiple Myeloma
Study Start Date : January 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Multiple Myeloma
Drug Information available for: Bortezomib

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Bortezomib
1 mg/m^2 intravenous (IV) Days 1, 4, 8, and 11.
Drug: Bortezomib
1 mg/m^2 IV On Days 1, 4, 8, and 11.
Other Names:
  • Velcade
  • PS-341

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants with Complete Response (CR) [ Time Frame: 6 weeks from beginning treatment ]
    Response rate (CR), evaluated within 6 weeks of beginning treatment, assessed using The European Group for Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant/International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry (EBMT/IBMTR) response criteria of Complete Response (CR), Minimal Response (MR), No Change (NC), or Progressive Disease (PD).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 70 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with multiple myeloma at least 3 months post allogeneic transplant who either failed to achieve a complete remission or are relapsing.
  • Allograft performed from a related donor who is HLA-compatible (5/6 or 6/6), or class I serologic match and class II molecular matched unrelated donor).
  • Zubrod Points Scale (PS) < 2, life expectancy is not severely limited by concomitant illness.
  • Patient willing and able to sign informed consent.
  • Patients less than 70 years of age.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active Central Nervous System (CNS) disease.
  • Uncontrolled acute or chronic Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00504634

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United States, Texas
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Principal Investigator: Sergio A. Giralt, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00504634    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2003-0751
First Posted: July 20, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 15, 2011
Last Verified: September 2011
Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Multiple Myeloma
Post Allogeneic Transplantation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents