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Phase II Study of Thalidomide, Clarithromycin, Lenalidomide, and Dexamethasone for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma (T-BiRD)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2011 by Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Celgene Corporation
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Weill Medical College of Cornell University Identifier:
First received: October 2, 2007
Last updated: January 3, 2011
Last verified: January 2011

Study Objectives

  1. Evaluate the efficacy of the combination of thalidomide (Thalomid®), clarithromycin (Biaxin®), lenalidomide (Revlimid®), and dexamethasone (Decadron®) as an induction therapy for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM).
  2. Evaluate the efficacy of the addition of thalidomide (Thalomid®) to BiRD combination therapy as a therapy to increase the complete response rate for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.
  3. Evaluate the safety of the combination of clarithromycin, lenalidomide, dexamethasone, and thalidomide as a therapy for patients with newly diagnosed MM

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Myeloma
Drug: thalomid
Drug: lenalidomide
Drug: clarithromycin
Drug: dexamethasone
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of Thalidomide (THALOMID®), Clarithromycin (BIAXIN®), Lenalidomide(REVLIMID®), and Dexamethasone (DECADRON®) for Subjects With Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • effect of drug combination on multiple myeloma [ Time Frame: duration of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: October 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: thalomid

    Cycles 1-4

    • Thalidomide (50mg daily for days 1-7, thereafter 100mg daily for days 8-28 of the first 28 day cycle. Thalidomide will then be given at 100mg/daily for days 1-28 for each subsequent cycle)

    Drug: lenalidomide

    Cycles 1-4

    • Lenalidomide (25 mg daily days 1-21 of every 28 day cycle)

    Drug: clarithromycin

    Cycles 1-4

    • Clarithromycin (500mg twice daily for each 28 day cycle)

    Drug: dexamethasone

    Cycles 1-4

    • Dexamethasone (40 mg daily on day 1, 8, 15 and 22 of each 28 day cycle)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject must voluntarily sign and understand written informed consent.
  • Age > 18 years at the time of signing the consent form.
  • Histologically confirmed Salmon-Durie stage II or III MM. Stage I MM patients will be eligible if they display poor prognostic factors (ß2M ≥5.5 mg/L, plasma cell proliferation index ≥5%, albumin of less then 3.0, and unfavorable cytogenetics).
  • Newly diagnosed myeloma.
  • No anti-myeloma therapy within 14 days prior to initiation of study treatment except for corticosteroids with a maximum allowed dosage equivalent to three pulses of dexamethasone (40mg daily for 4 days equals one pulse). Patients may be receiving adjuvant antiresorptive therapy (i.e., pamidronate or zoledronic acid) as routine care.
  • Measurable disease as defined by > 1.0 g/dL serum monoclonal protein, >0.1 g/dL serum free light chains, >0.2 g/24 hrs urinary M-protein excretion, and/or measurable plasmacytoma(s).
  • Karnofsky performance status ≥70% (>60% if due to bony involvement of myeloma.
  • Able to take aspirin daily as prophylactic anticoagulation. (patients intolerant to ASA may use warfarin or low molecular weight heparin)
  • All study participants must be registered into the mandatory RevAssist® and S.T.E.P.S.® programs, and be willing and able to comply with the requirements of RevAssist® and the S.T.E.P.S.® programs.
  • Females of childbearing potential (FCBP)† must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test with a sensitivity of at least 50 mIU/mL within 10 - 14 days prior to and again within 24 hours of prescribing lenalidomide and thalidomide (prescriptions must be filled within 7 days) and must either commit to continued abstinence from heterosexual intercourse or begin TWO acceptable methods of birth control, one highly effective method and one additional effective method AT THE SAME TIME, at least 4 weeks before she starts taking lenalidomide. FCBP must also agree to ongoing pregnancy testing. Men must agree to use a latex condom during sexual contact with females of child bearing potential even if they have had a successful vasectomy.
  • Life expectancy ≥ 3 months
  • Subjects must meet the following laboratory parameters:

    • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥1000 cells/mm3 (1.0 x 109/L)
    • Platelets count ≥ 75,000/mm3 (75 x 109/L)
    • Serum SGOT/AST <3.0 x upper limits of normal (ULN)
    • Serum SGPT/ALT <3.0 x upper limits of normal (ULN)
    • Serum creatinine <2.5 mg/dL (221 µmol/L)
    • Serum total bilirubin <2.0 mg/dL (34 µmol/L)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with non-secretory MM (no measurable monoclonal protein, free light chains, and/or M-spike in blood or urine).
  • Prior history of other malignancies (except for basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or carcinoma in situ of the cervix or breast) unless disease free for ≥ 5 years.
  • Myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to enrollment , or NYHA(New York Hospital Association) Class III or IV heart failure, uncontrolled angina, severe uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias, electrocardiographic evidence of acute ischemia or active conduction system abnormalities.
  • Pregnant or lactating females are ineligible.
  • Given the potential of the study drugs to trigger or worsen HIV viremia and the incidence of opportunistic infections inpatients infected with the HIV virus, HIV-1 or HIV-2 positive patients will be excluded. The interactions of HAART with study drugs have not been determined.
  • Active hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection.
  • Active viral or bacterial infections or any coexisting medical problem that would significantly increase the risks of this treatment program.
  • Any coexisting medical problem or laboratory evaluation that, in the treating physician's or principal investigator's opinion, makes the patient unsuitable to participate in this clinical trial.
  • Known hypersensitivity to dexamethasone, clarithromycin, lenalidomide, or thalidomide.
  • History of thromboembolic event within the past 6 months prior to enrollment.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00538733

United States, New York
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Celgene Corporation
Principal Investigator: Ruben Niesvizky, MD Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Ruben Niesvizky, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College Identifier: NCT00538733     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0707009285  RV-MM-PI-238 
Study First Received: October 2, 2007
Last Updated: January 3, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:
newly diagnosed multiple myeloma

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 December 07, 2016