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S0120, Studying Blood and Bone Marrow Samples From Patients With Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance, Multiple Myeloma, or Plasmacytoma

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Southwest Oncology Group Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2009
Last updated: October 6, 2016
Last verified: October 2016

RATIONALE: Studying samples of blood and bone marrow in the laboratory from patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, multiple myeloma, or plasmacytoma may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to these diseases. It may also help doctors predict how patients will respond to treatment.

PURPOSE: This research study is looking at blood and bone marrow samples from patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, multiple myeloma, or plasmacytoma.

Condition Intervention
Multiple Myeloma
Plasma Cell Myeloma
Precancerous Condition
Genetic: cytogenetic analysis
Genetic: microarray analysis
Other: biologic sample preservation procedure
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: S0120, A Prospective Observational Biologic Study of Asymptomatic Patients With Monoclonal Gammopathy and Plasmaproliferative Disorders

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Southwest Oncology Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Disease progression [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Bone marrow/peripheral blood

Enrollment: 375
Study Start Date: June 2002
Primary Completion Date: April 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Establish a serum, cell, and bone marrow tissue bank of prospectively collected samples from patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), asymptomatic multiple myeloma, solitary plasmacytoma, or other plasma cell dyscrasias.
  • Evaluate the feasibility of accruing patients with these diseases.
  • Determine whether patterns of gene expression or cytogenetics exist that allow molecular delineation of MGUS subtypes.
  • Characterize cellular and humoral immune response to known tumor antigens in these patients.
  • Cryopreserve serum/T cells for future evaluation.
  • Preliminarily identify biological correlates that may relate to progression to symptomatic disease.

OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to diagnosis (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance [MGUS] or other plasma cell dyscrasias vs asymptomatic multiple myeloma vs solitary plasmacytoma).

Blood and bone marrow samples are collected and analyzed for microarray analysis, cytogenetic analysis, and immunobiology studies.

Unused samples may be stored for future research studies.

Patients are followed periodically for 5 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
plasmaproliferative disease not requiring therapy


  • Diagnosis of one of the following plasmaproliferative diseases:

    • Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)
    • Asymptomatic multiple myeloma
    • Solitary plasmacytoma
    • Other plasma cell dyscrasias
  • Disease does not require therapy
  • Willing to submit research samples for gene expression analysis and immunologic assessment



  • Not specified

Performance status

  • Zubrod 0-2

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • Not specified


  • No other malignancy within the past 2 years except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, in situ cervical cancer, or adequately treated stage I or II cancer from which the patient is currently in complete remission


Biologic therapy

  • No prior biologic therapy for this disease


  • No prior chemotherapy for this disease

Endocrine therapy

  • No prior endocrine therapy for this disease


  • No prior radiotherapy for this disease


  • No prior surgery for this disease


  • Prior or concurrent bisphosphonates allowed
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00900263

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Southwest Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Madhav Dhodapkar, MD Rockefeller University
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Southwest Oncology Group Identifier: NCT00900263     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S0120
S0120 ( Other Identifier: SWOG )
U10CA032102 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: May 9, 2009
Last Updated: October 6, 2016

Keywords provided by Southwest Oncology Group:
stage I multiple myeloma
isolated plasmacytoma of bone
monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Precancerous Conditions
Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Hypergammaglobulinemia processed this record on April 28, 2017