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Thalidomide/Dexamethasone vs MP for Induction Therapy and Thalidomide/Intron A vs Intron A for Maintenance Therapy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Austrian Forum Against Cancer Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: November 21, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
This is an international multi-center prospective, double randomized, open, controlled phase III study with a phase II entrance phase to compare the therapeutic efficacy of thalidomide plus dexamethasone to conventional melphalan plus prednisone in newly diagnosed myeloma patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Myeloma
Drug: Thalidomide/Dexamethasone vs Melphalan/Prednisone
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: International, Multi-center, Prospective, Double Randomized, Open Phase III Study Evaluating Thalidomide/Dexamethasone Versus Melphalan/Prednisone as Induction Therapy and Thalidomide/Interferon-alpha Versus Interferon-alpha as Maintenance Therapy in Newly Diagnosed Patients With Multiple Myeloma

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Further study details as provided by Austrian Forum Against Cancer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to progression
  • Response rate

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Survival
  • Time to response
  • Toxicity
  • Quality of life

Estimated Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: August 2001
Study Completion Date: October 2009

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Multiple Myeloma of IgG, IgA, IgD, IgE, IgM lambda or kappa light chain, low secretory or non-secretory disease
  • WHO performance status 0,1,2,or 3
  • No prior treatment of multiple myeloma
  • Clear requirement of treatment (usually Durie/Salmon stage II or III)
  • Anticipated life expectancy of at least 3 months
  • Adequate organ function
  • Minimum recovery period of 2 weeks following any major surgical procedure before entry into this study
  • Women, who are sterilized via hysterectomy or bilateral tubal ligation or at least one year post-menopausal
  • Age of at least 19 years, there is no upper age limit patients must have been informed and must have signed an informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Extramedullary plasmocytoma or solitary plasmocytoma without evidence of dissemination of disease
  • Benign monoclonal gammopathy
  • Multiple myeloma of IgM without osteolytic bone lesions
  • Smouldering myeloma
  • More than 3 irradiation fields
  • Irreversible performance status of WHO4
  • Prior treatment of myeloma with any of the following: chemotherapeutic or immunomodulatory agents, corticosteroids, antiangiogenic agents or other investigational drugs
  • Women of childbearing potential
  • Preexisting peripheral polyneuropathy
  • Congestive heart failure NYHA III, IV
  • Acute infection requiring systemic antibiotics at study entry until resolved
  • Any uncontrolled underlying medical condition (eg diabetes, glaucoma)
  • Second primary malignancy (with the exception of cervical carcinoma in situ and non-myeloma skin malignancies) unless patient has been disease-free for at least three years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00205751

Wilhelminenspital, 1st Medical Department-center for oncology and hematology
Vienna, Austria, 1190
Sponsors and Collaborators
Austrian Forum Against Cancer
Principal Investigator: Heinz Ludwig, MD,Univ.Prof Wilhelminenspital 1st medical dep.-center for oncology and hematology
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00205751     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01-002-0601
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: November 21, 2013

Keywords provided by Austrian Forum Against Cancer:
Multiple Myeloma
first line treatment

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
Dexamethasone acetate
Dexamethasone 21-phosphate
BB 1101
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists processed this record on April 24, 2017