A Clinical Trial of Oral Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid (SAHA) in Patients With Advanced Multiple Myeloma

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by:
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: April 22, 2005
Last updated: January 26, 2010
Last verified: January 2010

The purposes of this study are:

  • To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of SAHA administered every 12 hours for 14 consecutive days followed by 7 days of rest during the first two cycles (i.e., first 6 weeks) in patients with advanced multiple myeloma;
  • To assess the safety and overall response rate to SAHA in patients with advanced multiple myeloma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Myeloma
Drug: MK0683, vorinostat, Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid (SAHA) / Duration of Treatment - Up to 8 Cycles or 6 months
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Clinical Trial of Oral Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid (SAHA) in Patients With Advanced Multiple Myeloma

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • PHASE I: Maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of vorinostat in patients with advanced multiple myeloma.
  • PHASE II: Safety and overall response rate to SAHA in patients with advanced multiple myeloma.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 1) Anti-tumor activity in patients with advanced multiple myeloma; 2) Biological effects of SAHA in peripheral mononuclear cells and bone marrow plasma cells; 3) Correlation of biological effects of SAHA with serum drug concentration.

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: December 2003

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients with refractory or relapsed multiple myeloma, ECOG performance status 0-2 (ECOG)
  • Adequate bone marrow reserve
  • Adequate hepatic and renal function
  • Ability to swallow capsules
  • 3 weeks or more from prior chemotherapy and have recovered from prior toxicities

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who plan to go for bone marrow transplant within 4 weeks of start of treatment
  • Patients with prior treatment with other investigational agents with a similar anti-tumor mechanism
  • Patients with other active/uncontrolled clinically significant illnesses
  • Pregnant or nursing female patients
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00109109

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Executive Vice President, Clinical and Quantitative Sciences, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00109109     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005_013
Study First Received: April 22, 2005
Last Updated: January 26, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Antineoplastic Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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