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Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy Using Thalidomide in 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: NCT00083577
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 27, 2004
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2010
Information provided by:
University of Arkansas

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE May 25, 2004
First Posted Date  ICMJE May 27, 2004
Last Update Posted Date July 2, 2010
Study Start Date  ICMJE February 1998
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 23, 2005)
To determine tumor response, overall and progression free survival following thalidomide therapy in patients with multiple myeloma
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 23, 2005)
To determine toxicities associated with thalidomide in patients with multiple myeloma
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy Using Thalidomide in Multiple Myeloma
Official Title  ICMJE UARK 98-003, A Phase II Pilot Study of Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy Using Thalidomide in Patients With Multiple Myeloma
Brief Summary The purpose of this research is to study how helpful thalidomide is in controlling the myeloma disease and to study any side effect resulting from thalidomide.
Detailed Description

Patients will receive thalidomide in the oral form (by mouth). Then the dose of thalidomide will be increased each week until week 7 as long as there are no significant side effects. After week 7, patients will continue to receive thalidomide as long as there is no toxicity requiring the treatment to be stopped and as long as there is no evidence of rapid tumor growth during the treatment with thalidomide.

Routine physical examinations and blood tests will be done to monitor the effect of treatment and the toxicities encountered, if any, and provide the available treatments for side effects accordingly. Blood tests will be done once a month for the first six months of receiving thalidomide.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Multiple Myeloma
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: Thalidomide
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 23, 2005)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Study Completion Date  ICMJE May 2005
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients must have a confirmed diagnosis of previously treated, active multiple myeloma
  • Myeloma protein should be evident from which to evaluate response
  • Must be 18 years of age or older. Women of childbearing age and fertile men must use a medically acceptable means of birth control while on study and for 6 months thereafter.
  • Patients must sign an informed consent to participate in this study, and be fully aware of the known teratogenic potential of this drug
  • Patients must have a total white blood cell count of 2,000 K/microliters. Patients may be anemic or thrombocytopenic provided this is felt to be due to extensive marrow involvement with myeloma
  • Patients must have adequate liver function as demonstrated by a direct bilirubin of < or = 2.0 mg/dL.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must not have an active infection requiring parenteral antibiotics
  • No other concurrent therapy for myeloma is permitted while on Thalidomide
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00083577
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE UARK 98-003
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor  ICMJE University of Arkansas
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Bart Barlogie, M.D. UAMS
PRS Account University of Arkansas
Verification Date July 2010

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