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Trial record 78 of 372 for:    LENALIDOMIDE AND Dexamethasone

Phase II Study of Efficacy and Safety of Lenalidomide, Subcutaneous Bortezomib and Dexamethasone Therapy for Newly Diagnosed Multiple 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: NCT02441686
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 12, 2015
Last Update Posted : February 18, 2019
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jacob Laubach, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brief Summary:
This research study is evaluating a combination of three drugs called lenalidomide, subcutaneous (injection under the skin) bortezomib, and dexamethasone (RVD) as a possible treatment for multiple myeloma.

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

Detailed Description:

This research study is a Phase II clinical trial, which tests the safety and effectiveness of an investigational combination of drugs to learn whether the combination of drugs works in treating a specific cancer. "Investigational" means that the combination of drugs is being studied. It also means that the FDA (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has not yet approved the combination of drugs for your type of cancer.

Each of the individual drugs, lenalidomide , subcutaneous bortezomib, and dexamethasone, are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The combination has not been approved yet for multiple myeloma or any other type of cancer. Subcutaneous bortezomib is currently approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. Lenalidomide is currently approved for use with dexamethasone for patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy and for the treatment of certain types of myelodysplastic syndrome (another form of cancer affecting the blood). Both Bortezomib and Lenalidomide kill tumor cells and help the body cells to fight cancer. Dexamethasone is commonly used, either alone, or in combination with other drugs, to treat multiple myeloma. Dexamethasone heps to reduce irritation and cell injury (inflammation).

In this research study, the investigators are looking to explore the drug combination of lenalidomide, subcutaneous bortezomib and dexamethasone to see what side effects it may have and how well it works for treatment of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. This 3 drug regimen showed promising results in previous studies, however administration of intravenous bortezomib caused high levels of nerve injury (a condition involving the nerves of the upper and lower extremities associated with numbness, tingling and burning). In this study, the investigators are testing the hypothesis that subcutaneous administration of bortezomib will result in less nerve toxicity. Therefore, the combination of lenalidomide, dexamethasone and subcutaneous bortezomib may be better tolerated and may allow for a longer duration of therapy.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 45 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Lenalidomide, Subcutaneous Bortezomib and Dexamethasone Combination Therapy for Patients With Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma
Study Start Date : December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2022

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Bortezomib, Lenalidomide, Dexamethasone

After the screening procedures confirm eligibility to participate in the research study: Each participant will be given a study drug-dosing diary for each treatment cycle. The diary will also include special instructions for taking the study drugs.

- Study Drugs:

  • Bortezomib- subcutaneous injection on predetermined days of each cycle
  • Lenalidomide oral daily on predetermined days of each cycle.
  • Dexamethasone oral on predetermined days of each cycle
Drug: Bortezomib
Other Name: Velcade®

Drug: Lenalidomide
Other Name: Revlimid®

Drug: Dexamethasone
Other Names:
  • Decadron
  • Dexasone
  • Diodex
  • Hexadrol
  • Maxidex

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall Response Rate [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ]
  2. Rate and Severity of Peripheral Neuropathy [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to Progression [ Time Frame: 2 Years ]
  2. Progression Free Survival [ Time Frame: 2 Years ]
  3. Duration of Response [ Time Frame: 2 Years ]
  4. Overall Response [ Time Frame: 2 Years ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of symptomatic MM, according to International Myeloma Foundation 2003 Diagnostic Criteria:

    • Clonal plasma cells >10% on bone marrow biopsy
    • A monoclonal protein (paraprotein) in either serum or urine(except in cases of non-secretory myeloma)*
    • Myeloma-related organ dysfunction (1 or more) of the following (evidence of end-organ damage felt related to the plasma cell disorder related organ or tissue impairment (ROTI), commonly referred to by the acronym "CRAB"):

      • Serum Ca ≥ 10.5 mg/dL or
      • Renal insufficiency attributable to myeloma. Serum creatinine > 2mg/dL
      • Anemia: Normochromic, normocytic with a hemoglobin value > 2g/dL below the lower limit of normal or a hemoglobin <10 g/dL
      • Bone lesions (lytic lesions, severe osteopenia or pathologic fractures) or osteoporosis. *If no monoclonal protein is detected (non-secretory disease), then >/= 30% monoclonal bone marrow plasma cells and/or a biopsy-proven plasmacytoma required.
  • Has received no prior treatment with any systemic therapy for the treatment of multiple myeloma

    • Prior treatment of hypercalcemia or spinal cord compression with corticosteroids does not disqualify the patient (the dose should not exceed the equivalent of 160 mg of dexamethasone in a 2 week period).
    • Bisphosphonates are permitted.
    • Local radiation as long as two weeks have lapsed since last date of radiotherapy, which is recommended to be a limited field.
  • Age ≥18 years at the time of signing Informed Consent
  • ECOG performance status ≤ 2 (Karnofsky ≥ 50%)
  • Voluntary written informed consent
  • Subject must be able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements.

    • Females of reproductive potential must adhere to the scheduled pregnancy testing as required in the Revlimid REMS® program. Females of childbearing potential (FCBP) must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test with a sensitivity of at least 50 µL/mL 10 to14 days prior to therapy and repeated again within 24 hours prior to prescribing lenalidomide for Cycle 1 and must either commit to complete abstinence from heterosexual contact or begin TWO acceptable methods of birth control, one highly effective method and one additional effective (barrier) method, AT THE SAME TIME, at least 28 days before she starts taking lenalidomide. FCBP must also agree to ongoing pregnancy testing. Men must practice complete abstinence or agree to use a condom during sexual contact with a FCBP even if they have had a successful vasectomy. All study participants must be registered into the mandatory Revlimid REMS® program, and be willing and able to comply with the requirements of the REMS® program- Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants who exhibit any of the following conditions at screening will not be eligible for admission into the study.
  • Renal insufficiency (serum creatinine levels > 2.5 mg/dL, calculated Crcl with Cockcroft-Gault formula, see Appendix B, < 45 ml/min)
  • Subjects with evidence of mucosal or internal bleeding and/or platelet refractory (i.e., unable to maintain a platelet count ≥ 50,000 cells/mm3)
  • Subjects with an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) < 1000 cells/mm3. Growth factors may not be used to meet ANC eligibility criteria
  • Subjects with a hemoglobin < 8.0 g/dL
  • AST (SGOT) and ALT (SGPT) > 2 x institutional ULN, bilirubin levels ≥1.5 institutional ULN
  • Concomitant therapy medications that include corticosteroids (except as indicated in inclusion criteria).
  • Myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to enrollment or has New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III or IV heart failure (Appendix C), uncontrolled angina, severe uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias, or electrocardiographic evidence of acute ischemia or active conduction system abnormalities.
  • Clinically relevant active infection requiring treatment (antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals).
  • Any serious co-morbid condition, including laboratory abnormalities, that in the opinion of the Investigator places the subject at unacceptable risk if he/she were to participate in the study.
  • Female subject is pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Serious psychiatric illness or addiction likely to interfere with participation in this clinical study.
  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
  • Contraindication to any required concomitant drugs or supportive therapies including hypersensitivity to all anticoagulation and antiplatelet options or hypersensitivity to acyclovir or similar anti-viral drug.
  • History of allergic reaction/hypersensitivity attributed to compounds containing boron, mannitol, polysorbate 80 or sodium citrate dehydrate.
  • POEMS syndrome (plasma cell dyscrasia with polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal protein (M-protein) and skin changes).
  • Known seropositive for or active HIV infection or hepatitis B or C viral infection.

    • Patients who are seropositive because of hepatitis B virus vaccine are eligible.
  • Known intolerance to steroid therapy.
  • Patient has hypersensitivity to bortezomib, boron, or mannitol.
  • Diagnosed or treated for another malignancy within 2 years of enrollment, with the exception of complete resection of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, an in situ malignancy, or low-risk prostate cancer after curative therapy.
  • Participation in clinical trials with other investigational agents not included in this trial, within 14 days of the start of this trial and throughout the duration of this trial.
  • Radiation therapy within 2 weeks of enrollment. Enrollment of subjects who require concurrent radiotherapy (which must be localized in its field size) should be deferred until the radiotherapy is completed and 2 weeks have elapsed since the last date of therapy.
  • Participant must be able to swallow pills.

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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): NCT02441686

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United States, Colorado
Colorado Blood Cancer Institute
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80218
United States, Maine
Eastern Maine Medical Center
Brewer, Maine, United States, 04412
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hosptial
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
United States, Minnesota
Virginia Piper Cancer Institute
Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States, 55433
Virgina Piper Cancer Institute
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55407
United States, New Jersey
Hematology Oncology of Northern New Jersey
Morristown, New Jersey, United States, 07962
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Jacob Laubach Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Responsible Party: Jacob Laubach, Principal Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT02441686     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14-508
First Posted: May 12, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 18, 2019
Last Verified: February 2019
Keywords provided by Jacob Laubach, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
Multiple Myeloma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Dexamethasone acetate
BB 1101
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
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents