We're building a better ClinicalTrials.gov. Check it out and tell us what you think!
Try the New Site
We're building a modernized ClinicalTrials.gov! Visit Beta.ClinicalTrials.gov to try the new functionality.
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu

UARK 2003-33, Total Therapy III

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.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00081939
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 29, 2004
Results First Posted : October 21, 2015
Last Update Posted : October 17, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Arkansas

Brief Summary:

There have been two previous Total Therapy studies for multiple myeloma (MM) at the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy (MIRT): Total Therapy I (from 1989 through 1994) and Total Therapy II (from 1996 to 2004). Results have shown that patients treated on these studies had better outcomes (meaning patients have lived longer and had better responses to treatment) when compared to patients treated with standard chemotherapy.

With this new study, Total Therapy III, researchers will take what they have learned from the first two studies and add new treatment strategies to try to improve the outcomes even more, especially for patients with chromosome abnormalities.

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

Detailed Description:

1.1 To determine, in a historical comparison with TT II (Thalidomide arm), whether two cycles of VDTPACE induction (instead of four induction cycles in TT II) followed by more timely MEL 200-based transplant with DEX + THAL between transplants can:

1.1.1 Increase the CR frequency from 50% to 60% at 18 months from initiation of therapy;

1.1.2 Increase > n-CR rate pre-transplant #1 from 20% to 40%;

1.1.3 Raise 2-year EFS rates from 55% to 75% in patients with CA and from 80% to 95%, in patients without CA.

Layout table for study information
Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 303 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Study Incorporating Bone Marrow Microenvironment (ME) Co-Targeting Bortezomib Into Tandem Melphalan-Based Autotransplants With DT PACE for Induction/Consolidation and Thalidomide + Dexamethasone for Maintenance
Study Start Date : January 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2014

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Multiple Myeloma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Study Treatment
Two cycles of VDTPACE induction (Velcade days 1, 4, 8, and 11; DTPACE days 4-7) with interim thalidomide (50 mg QD) + Dex (20 mg QD x 4 days every 21 days) following each cycle. Induction followed by single or tandem MEL200 transplant (MEL140 mg/m2 for subjects > 70 years of age) with interim thalidomide (100mg QD) + Dex (20 mg QD x 4 days every 21 days) following each transplant. Transplants followed by two cycles of VDTPACE consolidation (Velcade days 1, 4, 8, and 11; DTPACE days 1-4) with interim thalidomide (100mg QD) + Dex (20 mg QD x 4 days every 21 days) following each cycle of VDTPACE. Consolidation followed by 3 years of maintenance therapy with VDT (velcade 1.0 mg/m2 days 1, 4, 8, 11 q 28 days; Thal 100 mg QD; and Dex 20mg days 1-4 and 8-11 q 28 days) during Year 1 and TD (Thal 100 mg QD and Dex 20 mg days 1-4, q 28 days) or VTD (velcade 1.0 mg/m2 weekly, Thal 100 mg QD, and Dex 20 mg weekly) during Years 2 and 3.
Drug: Velcade
Two cycles of induction on days 1,4,8,11 at 1.0mg/m^2. Two cycles of consolidation on days 1,4,8,11 at 1.0mg/m^2. Maintenance year one 1.0mg/m^2 1,4,8,11 q 28 days.

Drug: Thalidomide
Two cycles of VDTPACE 200mg thal days 4-7(cycle 1)and days 1-4 cycle 2 interim Thal 50mg qd between VTDPACE cycles and between cycle 2 and transplant. Thal 100mg between transplants d/c 7 days prior to each transplant. Consolidation therapy cycles 3 and 4 VDTPACE 200mg days 1-4 both cycles. Interim maintenance to maintenance 100mg qd. Maintenance year 1 thal 100mg qd. Maintenance years 2 and 3 Thal 100mg qd.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Participants With Progression-Free Survival (PFS) at 3 Years From Initiation of Study Treatment [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    In patients with no confirmed Partial Response, Near Complete Response, or Complete Response, progression was defined as a >25% increase from baseline in myeloma protein production or other signs of disease progression such as hypercalcemia, etc.

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

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

Induction 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.
  • Protein criteria must be present (quantifiable M-component of IgG, IgA, IgD, or IgE and/or urinary kappa or lambda light chain or Bence Jones protein) in order to evaluate response. Non-secretory patients are eligible provided the patient has > 20% plasmacytosis or multiple (>3) focal plasmacytomas on MRI or diffuse hyperintense signal on STIR images in the absence of hematopoietic growth factors.
  • Patients must have received no more than one cycle of prior chemotherapy for this disease. Patients may have received prior radiotherapy provided approval has been obtained by the Principal Investigator.
  • Patients must be < or = 75 years of age at the time of initial registration.
  • Ejection fraction by ECHO or MUGA >40% performed within 60 days prior to registration.
  • Patients must have adequate pulmonary function studies > or = 50% of predicted on mechanical aspects (FEV1, FVC, etc) and diffusion capacity (DLCO) > or =50% of predicted, within 60 days of registration. If the patient is unable to complete pulmonary function tests due to MM related pain or condition, there must be a pulmonary consult documenting that the patient is a candidate for high dose therapy.
  • Patients must have a performance status of 0-2 based on SWOG criteria. Patients with a poor performance status (3-4), based solely on bone pain, will be eligible.
  • All patients must be informed of the investigational nature of this study and must have signed an IRB-approved informed consent in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines.

Induction Exclusion Criteria:

  • Platelet count < 30 x 10^9/L, unless myeloma-related
  • ANC < 1.0 X 10^9/L, unless myeloma-related
  • Grade > or =2 peripheral neuropathy
  • Hypersensitivity to bortezomib, boron, or mannitol
  • Uncontrolled diabetes.
  • Recent (< or =6 months) myocardial infarction, unstable angina, difficult to control congestive heart failure, uncontrolled hypertension, or difficult to control cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Evidence of chronic obstructive or chronic restrictive pulmonary disease.
  • 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 been disease free for at least three years.
  • Patients must not have significant co-morbid medical conditions or uncontrolled life threatening infection.
  • Pregnant or nursing women. Women of child-bearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test documented within one week of registration. Women and men of reproductive potential may not participate unless they have agreed to use an effective contraceptive method.

Information from the National Library of Medicine

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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00081939

Layout table for location information
United States, Arkansas
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/MIRT
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Arkansas
Layout table for investigator information
Principal Investigator: Bart Barlogie, MD, PhD UAMS
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):

Layout table for additonal information
Responsible Party: University of Arkansas
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00081939    
Other Study ID Numbers: UARK 2003-33
First Posted: April 29, 2004    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: October 21, 2015
Last Update Posted: October 17, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Layout table for 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
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Leprostatic Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors