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Tandem Auto Stem Cell Transplant With Melphalan Followed by Melphalan and Bortezomib in Patients With Multiple Myeloma ((Mel/MelVel))

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2015 by Hackensack University Medical Center
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Hackensack University Medical Center Identifier:
First received: November 15, 2010
Last updated: August 21, 2015
Last verified: August 2015
High dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplantation is commonplace in the treatment of multiple myeloma. This treatment uses a chemotherapy drug called Melphalan that has been used in several thousand bone marrow transplant recipients worldwide for the same or similar disorders.

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Myeloma
Auto Stem Cell Transplant
Drug: Bortezomib
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Tandem Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant With Melphalan Followed by Melphalan and Bortezomib in Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Hackensack University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the progression-free survival of patients with multiple myeloma treated with tandem cycles of high-dose melphalan followed by high-dose melphalan in combination with bortezomib with autologous HSC transplantation. [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the response rate, overall survival, and regimen-related toxicities of patients with multiple myeloma treated with high-dose melphalan or high-dose melphalan in combination with bortezomib given in tandem transplants. [ Time Frame: lifetime ]

Estimated Enrollment: 110
Study Start Date: April 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Bortezomib
    Bortezomib 1.6mg/m2 on day -4 and day -1
    Other Name: Velcade
Detailed Description:

Many patients with multiple myeloma receive 2 stem cell transplantations within a few months of each other as part of their treatment. Usually the drug Melphalan is used for both transplants.

Bortezomib is a drug that is used for treating multiple myeloma and has been used in combination with melphalan for stem cell transplantation for patients with multiple myeloma.

The purpose of this trial is to study the effects of doing 2 transplants, first using melphalan and second using melphalan and bortezomib. The trial is aiming to find out if adding the Bortezomib to the second transplant will increase the chances of staying in remission longer.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Changed from: Inclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed diagnosis of multiple myeloma with either Durie-Salmon stage I, II, or III or ISS stage I, II or III, less than 12 months since initiation of systemic therapy
  • ≥8x106 CD34+cells/kg available in cryopreservation in aliquots appropriate for tandem transplants
  • Age: 18-75 years at time of transplantation
  • KPS 70-100%
  • Recovery from complications of prior therapies
  • Gender: There is no gender restriction

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis other than multiple myeloma
  • Chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 8 days of initiating treatment in this study
  • Prior autologous or allogeneic transplantation (except as enrolled into this study)
  • Uncontrolled bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic infections
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01241708

Contact: Michele Donato, MD

United States, New Jersey
John Theurer Cancer Center @ Hackensack University Medical Center Recruiting
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601
Contact: Emily Brown, RN    551-996-3923   
Contact: Ann Marie Maguire, RN    551-336-8213   
Principal Investigator: Michele Donato, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hackensack University Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Michele Donato, MD John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hackensack University Medical Center Identifier: NCT01241708     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT01374958
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00001295
Study First Received: November 15, 2010
Last Updated: August 21, 2015

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
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Myeloablative Agonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
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