Bendamustine, Bortezomib (Velcade ®) and Prednisone (BVP) in Patients Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 20, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 17, 2016
Mundipharma Pharmaceuticals B.V.
Janssen-Cilag Ltd.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
PETHEMA Foundation

Brief Summary:

This protocol corresponds to an open-label national phase II, multicenter, to assess efficacy (in terms of response rate and CR) and toxicity of bendamustine, bortezomib and prednisone (BVP) in 60 patients newly diagnosed MM. Patients in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity receive up to 9 cycles of BVP. The patients eligible for autologous transplant receive four cycles of BVP, hematopoietic stem cell collection and administration of two cycles BVP over followed by autologous transplant.

In addition to the overall response rates, will also be analyzed time to progression (TTP), progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival.

Finally, the results will be compared with BVP with those obtained in 120 patients included in our protocol VMP GEM10MAS65.

Patients will be evaluated at scheduled visits up to 3 periods of study:

pretreatment, treatment and monitoring.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Multiple Myeloma Drug: Bendamustine Drug: Velcade Drug: Prednisone Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Patients included in the study will receive a 6 week cycle consisting of Bendamustine administered IV at doses of 90 mg/m2 on days 1 and 4 of the first cycle and days 1 and 8 in subsequent cycles in combination with Bortezomib as a bolus dose of 1.3 mg/m2 on days 1, 4, 8, 11, 22, 25, 29 and 32, and oral prednisone at doses of 60 mg/m2, during the first four days of each cycle.

Then, patients will receive eight additional cycles of 5-week . The same pattern consisting of bendamustine and prednisone but bortezomib is administered as an intravenous bolus dose of 1.3 mg/m2 on days 1, 8, 15 and 22.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : July 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2015

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy in terms of response rate and complete response rate (CR and near CR) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety in terms of toxicity [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  2. Time to progresion [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  3. Progresion free survival [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  4. Global survival [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient age greater than or equal to 18 at the time of signing Informed consent
  • Patient who has voluntarily signed informed consent before conduct of the trial any evidence that is not part of care normal patients, with the knowledge of the patient that can leave the trial at any time he want
  • Patient able, in the opinion of the physician to comply with the visitation schedule and other requirements of the protocol
  • Patient newly diagnosed symptomatic multiple myeloma based on standard criteria and has not received any previous treatment of chemotherapy for MM.
  • Patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, secretory, or oligosecretor or not secretor if it has soft tissue plasmacytomas.
  • Patients with non-secretory MM oligosecretor or without white tissue plasmacytomas be excluded to keep a group of patients with characteristics similar to the previous study with which we compare the results.
  • Patients with measurable disease, defined by the following criteria:

For MM secreting measurable disease is defined as any value quantifiable serum monoclonal protein (≥ 1g/dl) and where applicable, a light chain excretion in urine ≥ 200 mg/24 hours. For Multiple Myeloma oligosecretor or secreting measurable disease defined by the presence of soft tissue plasmacytomas (not bone) determined by clinical examination or radiographic methods (eg MRI, CT-Scan)

  • ECOG PS ≤ 2
  • Expectations of life than 3 months.
  • The patient has the following laboratory values within 28 days before the baseline visit:

Platelet count ≥ 100 x 109 / L, hemoglobin ≥ 8.0g/dL and absolute neutrophil count (ANC) ≥ 1.5 x 109 / L; allowed counts under if they are clearly due to a bone marrow infiltration by MM.

Corrected serum calcium <14mg/dL. Aspartate transaminase (AST) ≤ 2.5 x upper limit of normal(LSN) Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤ 2.5 x ULN Total bilirubin within normal limits Serum creatinine <2 mg / dL

- Patients of childbearing potential must use effective contraception during duration of the study and up to 6 months after completion of treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has previously received treatment for multiple myeloma with Pulse steroids except for some emergency that requires it before start of induction therapy, administration of bisphosphonates or radiation therapy, or analgesic due to the presence of plasmacytomas, which require it for some urgency.
  • Patients with non-measurable disease.
  • Patient with peripheral neuropathy grade ³ 2 within 14 days prior to its inclusion in the trial
  • Patients with hypersensitivity to bortezomib, boric acid, or bendamustine mannitol
  • Patient to be known carrier of the virus HIV (human immunodeficiency) surface antigen of hepatitis B virus or who has active infection virus hepatitis C.
  • Patient who has had a myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to inclusion in the clinical trial or has a functional class III or IV according to the New York Heart Association (NYHA) heart failure, uncontrolled angina, uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias or acute ischemia detected electrocardiographically or conduction system disorders.
  • Patient who has received any investigational agent within 30 days prior their inclusion or is currently in another clinical trial or receiving any investigational agent
  • Patient undergoing major surgery within 30 days before inclusion in the study
  • Patient pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Patients with acute diffuse infiltrative pulmonary disease and / or disease pericardium
  • History of other malignancies after different myeloma (except for basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or carcinoma in situ of the cervix or breast) to unless the patient is free of the disease beyond 5 years
  • Hypertension arterial or poorly controlled diabetes mellitus or any other disease severe organ involving an unreasonable risk to the patient
  • Any psychiatric disorder that interferes with comprehension of consent informed or prevent the normal discharge that requires participation in this trial
  • Patients with major psychiatric history.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01376401

Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol
Badalona, Barcelona, Spain
Hospital Clínic
Barcelona, Spain
Institut català d'Oncología
Barcelona, Spain
Hospital 12 de Octubre
Madrid, Spain
Hospital Clínico San Carlos
Madrid, Spain
Hospital Universitario de la Princesa
Madrid, Spain
Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal
Madrid, Spain
MD Anderson Internacional
Madrid, Spain
Hospital General Morales Messeguer
Murcia, Spain
Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria
Málaga, Spain
Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias
Oviedo, Spain
Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío
Sevilla, Spain
Hospital Universitario La Fe
Valencia, Spain
Hospital Clinico Universitario Lozano Blesa
Zaragoza, Spain
Sponsors and Collaborators
PETHEMA Foundation
Mundipharma Pharmaceuticals B.V.
Janssen-Cilag Ltd.

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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: PETHEMA Foundation Identifier: NCT01376401     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BenVelPres
First Posted: June 20, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 17, 2016
Last Verified: May 2016

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
Bendamustine Hydrochloride
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Alkylating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action