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UARK 2012-02 Trial For High-Risk Myeloma Evaluating Accelerating and Sustaining Complete Remission

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: NCT02128230
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 1, 2014
Last Update Posted : October 22, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Arkansas

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to improve the clinical outcomes of research subjects with high-risk multiple myeloma in the context of the immediately preceding Total therapy 5 trial 2008-02 and Total therapy 3 trials 2003-33 and 2006-66.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Multiple Myeloma Drug: MEL-CFZ-TD-PACE Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Total therapy 5B will attempt to accelerate and sustain, at 2 years from starting therapy, the proportion of subjects in complete remission by reducing host-imposed toxicity and facilitating timely completion of highly synergistic 8-drug combination therapy, including the next generation proteasome inhibitor, Carfilzomib. This will result in avoiding multiple myeloma re-growth that, we postulate, ensued in Total therapy 3 during recovery phases from severe de-conditioning. It is speculated that the incidence of positive minimal residual disease will be reduced with the addition of one cycle of consolidation therapy. The following approach will be implemented:

  • apply a 4-day fractionated lower dose melphalan (80 mg/m2) together with CFZ-TD-PACE regimen in MEL80-CFZ-TD (carfilzomib, thalidomide, dexamethasone) PACE as a hopefully less toxic and more effective transplant regimen
  • interspersed with 1 cycle of non-transplant supported MEL-20-CFZ-TD (carfilzomib, thalidomide, dexamethasone) PACE (in lower doses than with transplant) inter-therapy (reduced from two cycles due to prolonged thrombocytopenia)
  • followed by CFZ-TD (carfilzomib, thalidomide, dexamethasone) PACE consolidation therapy post transplant #2
  • CFZ-RD (carfilzomib, lenalidomide and dexamethasone) maintenance for 1 year followed by CFZ-D for an additional year

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Phase II Trial For High-Risk Myeloma Evaluating Accelerating and Sustaining Complete Remission (AS-CR) by Applying Non-Host -Exhausting and Timely Dose-Reduced Mel-80-CFZ-TD-Pace Transplant(s) With Interspersed Mel-20-CFZ-TD-Pace With CFZ-RD and CFZ-D Maintenance
Study Start Date : August 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2025
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2025

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MedlinePlus related topics: Multiple Myeloma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Study Treatment Drug: MEL-CFZ-TD-PACE
Melphalan and Carfilzomib will be given into a central venous catheter. Dexamethasone is a pill that is taken by mouth daily for 4 days. Thalidomide is a capsule taken by mouth for 4 days. Cisplatin, Adriamycin, Cyclophosphamide and Etoposide are all given into the vein (IV) by a continuous infusion through a central catheter for 4 days. After completion of the four days of continuous chemotherapy, a drug G-CSF will be given. This is a shot just under the skin to help the bone marrow and blood counts recover more quickly after chemotherapy.
Other Names:
  • Melphalan
  • Carfilzomib-CFZ
  • Thalidomide
  • Dexamethasone
  • Cisplatin
  • Adriamycin
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Etoposide
  • G-CSF

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The remission rate for participants with high-risk myeloma [ Time Frame: 132 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must have newly diagnosed active MM requiring treatment. Patients with a previous history of smoldering myeloma will be eligible if there is evidence of progressive disease requiring chemotherapy.
  • Patients must be either untreated or have not had more than one cycle of systemic MM therapy, excluding bisphosphonates and localized radiation.
  • Participants must have high-risk disease, as defined by GEP70 risk score of ≥ 0.66
  • Zubrod ≤ 2, unless solely due to symptoms of MM-related bone disease.
  • Patients must have a platelet count of ≥ 50,000/μL, unless lower levels are explained by extensive bone marrow plasmacytosis.
  • Patients must be at least 18 years of age and not older than 75 years of age at the time of registration.
  • Participants must have preserved renal function as defined by a serum creatinine level of < 3 mg/dL.
  • Participants must have an ejection fraction by ECHO or MUGA scan ≥ 45%
  • Patients must have adequate pulmonary function studies > 50% of predicted on mechanical aspects (FEV1, FVC, etc) and diffusion capacity (DLCO) > 50% of predicted. If the patient is unable to complete pulmonary function tests due to MM related pain or condition, exception may be granted if the principal investigator documents that the patient is a candidate for high dose therapy.
  • Patients must have signed an IRB-approved informed consent indicating their understanding of the proposed treatment and understanding that the protocol has been approved by the IRB.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Does not have high-risk disease
  • Poorly controlled hypertension, diabetes mellitus, or other serious medical illness or psychiatric illness that could potentially interfere with the completion of treatment according to this protocol.
  • Patients must not have prior malignancy, except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer, or other cancer for which the patient has not received treatment for one year prior to enrollment. Other cancers will only be acceptable if the patient's life expectancy exceeds five years.
  • Pregnant or nursing women may not participate. Women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy documented within one week of registration. Subjects of reproductive potential may not participate unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02128230

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United States, Arkansas
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Arkansas
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Principal Investigator: Frits Van Rhee, MD, Ph.D University of Arkansas
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: University of Arkansas Identifier: NCT02128230    
Other Study ID Numbers: 134668
First Posted: May 1, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 22, 2019
Last Verified: October 2019
Keywords provided by University of Arkansas:
High risk
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
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Myeloablative Agonists
Anti-Inflammatory Agents