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Efficacy of NF-kB Inhibition for Reducing Symptoms During Maintenance Therapy in Multiple Myeloma Patients

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: December 30, 2010
Last updated: September 5, 2012
Last verified: September 2012
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if curcumin can reduce the symptoms reported by patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who receive treatment with lenalidomide.

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Myeloma
Drug: Curcumin
Other: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Randomized Study of the Efficacy of Curcumin for Reducing Symptoms During Maintenance Therapy in Multiple Myeloma Patients

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • AUC from 3 months Post-Transplantation to 9 months Post-Transplantation [ Time Frame: Assessments within +/-3 days of 4 week cycle start date for 6 cycles. ]
    Daily area under the curve (AUC) where AUC is based on average of 5 most severe symptoms (pain, fatigue, bone aches, numbness, disturbed sleep) being experienced by MM patients as measured by MDASI-MM, a multiple-symptom measure of cancer-related symptoms rate severity of physical, affective, and cognitive symptoms on 0-10 numeric scales, ranging from 0 "not present" to 10 "as bad as you can imagine."

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Curcumin
1000 mg/day Curcumin + 5 -15 mg/day Lenalidomide
Drug: Curcumin
1000 mg per day
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo daily + 5 -15 mg/day Lenalidomide
Other: Placebo
Administered daily same as Curcumin.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Must have a histologically confirmed diagnosis of multiple myeloma.
  2. Must be >/= 18 years of age.
  3. Must have a performance status (ECOG PS) of 0-2.
  4. Must be qualified and have signed consent to receive lenalidomide for maintenance therapy for MM.
  5. Must have signed informed consent indicating that they are aware of the investigational nature of the study, and are aware that participation is voluntary.
  6. Must also agree to refrain from use of self prescribed curcumin during the course of the study.
  7. Must have negative pregnancy test before signing consent for MM therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Unable to understand the symptom assessment or not willing to participate in the study.
  2. Treatment for other carcinomas within the last 5 years, except for cured non-melanoma skin and treated in-situ cervical cancer.
  3. Uncontrolled intercurrent illness including, but not limited to, ongoing or requiring IV antibiotics, cardiac disease (NYHA class III or IV heart failure), unstable angina pectoris, unstable cardiac arrhythmia or tachycardia, or psychiatric illness/ social situations that would limit compliance with the study requirements are excluded.
  4. Concurrent use of coumadin other than low dose (1 mg) coumadin used for line patency.
  5. Concurrent use of cimetidine, allopurinol, or aluminium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide-containing antacids such as Maalox.
  6. Sorivudine and brivudine use within 4 weeks of the start of study treatment.
  7. Gastric or duodenal ulcers, or gastric hyperacidity disorders.
  8. Currently receiving anticoagulants (heparin) or antiplatelets (clopidogrel, ticlopidine, aspirin/dipyridamole)
  9. INR > 1.5 (upper limit of normal = 1.5).
  10. History of deep vein thrombosis.
  11. Received allogeneic transplant.
  12. Allergy to turmeric, Curcumin, or yellow dye.
  13. Bowel or bile duct obstruction.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01269203

Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Study Chair: Robert Orlowski, MD, PhD UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT01269203     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010-0457
Study First Received: December 30, 2010
Last Updated: September 5, 2012

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
multiple myeloma
maintenance therapy
bone marrow transplantation
Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
NF-kB inhibition
reducing symptoms
maintenance chemotherapy
inflammatory cytokines
nuclear factor kappa B
tumor necrosis factor
NF-kB activation levels

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
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
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