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Pomalidomide, Bortezomib, and Dexamethasone as First-Line Treatment in Treating Patients With Amyloid Light-Chain Amyloidosis or Light Chain Deposition Disease

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2014 by Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jeffrey Zonder, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: November 13, 2012
Last updated: May 15, 2014
Last verified: May 2014

This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of pomalidomide and bortezomib when given together with dexamethasone in treating patients with amyloid light-chain amyloidosis or light chain deposition disease. Biological therapies, such as pomalidomide, may stimulate the immune system in different ways and stop abnormal cells from growing. Bortezomib may stop the growth of abnormal cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving pomalidomide and bortezomib together with dexamethasone may be an effective treatment for amyloid light-chain amyloidosis or light chain deposition disease

Condition Intervention Phase
Light Chain Deposition Disease
Primary Systemic Amyloidosis
Drug: pomalidomide
Drug: bortezomib
Drug: dexamethasone
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Study of Pomalidomide, Bortezomib, and Dexamethasone (PVD) as First-Line Treatment of AL Amyloidosis or Light Chain Deposition Disease

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Further study details as provided by Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximum tolerated dose defined as the dose level before 2 of 6 patients experience dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) using National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 4.0 [ Time Frame: 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Complete hematologic response rate (hCR) [ Time Frame: Up to 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Will be estimated and reported with 95% confidence intervals.

  • Overall hematologic response rate (partial response [PR] + complete response [CR]) [ Time Frame: Up to 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Organ response rates (heart, liver, kidney) [ Time Frame: Up to 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Organ responses will be tabulated and reported for all patients with cardiac, renal, hepatic, and/or neurologic involvement by amyloidosis.

  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: From date of registration to date of death, assessed up to 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Will be estimated and reported with 95% confidence interval.

  • Progression free survival [ Time Frame: Up to 28 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Will be estimated and reported with 95% confidence interval.

Estimated Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: March 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment (pomalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone)
Patients receive pomalidomide PO on days 1-21; bortezomib IV on days 1, 8, and 15; and dexamethasone PO on days 1, 8, 15, and 22. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Drug: pomalidomide
Given PO
Other Name: CC-4047
Drug: bortezomib
Given IV
Other Names:
  • LDP 341
  • MLN341
Drug: dexamethasone
Given PO
Other Names:
  • Aeroseb-Dex
  • Decaderm
  • Decadron
  • DM
  • DXM

Detailed Description:


I. Establish the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of the combination of pomalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (PVD) to take forward in a subsequent phase 2 study.


I. Obtain a preliminary assessment of efficacy of PVD regimen as initial treatment of amyloid light-chain (AL) or light chain deposition disease (LCDD).

OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study of pomalidomide and bortezomib.

Patients receive pomalidomide orally (PO) on days 1-21; bortezomib intravenously (IV) on days 1, 8, and 15; and dexamethasone PO on days 1, 8, 15, and 22. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at least every 3 months.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Understand and voluntarily sign an informed consent form
  • Able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements
  • Histologically confirmed AL or LCDD (from any time prior to screening)
  • Up to one cycle of prior therapy is allowed (maximum of 120 mg total dexamethasone (or equivalent amount of prednisone), 4 days of melphalan, and/or 4 doses of velcade; at least 4 weeks has to have had passed since last dose of melphalan, 2 weeks since last velcade or glucocorticoid dose
  • Measurable disease, as defined by:

    • Serum monoclonal protein >= 0.5 g/dL by serum electrophoresis
    • Urine monoclonal protein > 200 mg/tv in a 24 hour urine electrophoresis
    • A difference between the involved immunoglobulin free light chain and uninvolved light chain of >= 5 mg/dL AND abnormal serum immunoglobulin kappa lambda free light chain ratio
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of =< 2 at study entry
  • Demonstrated clonal population of plasma cells in the bone marrow or positive immunohistochemical stain with anti-light chain anti-sera of amyloid fibrils
  • Absolute neutrophil count >= 1000/mm^3
  • Platelet count >= 75,000/mm^3
  • Serum creatinine =< 2.5 mg/dL
  • Total bilirubin =< 1.5 mg/dL
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT]) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]) =< 3 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Disease free of prior malignancies for >= 5 years with exception of currently treated basal cell, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, or carcinoma "in situ" of the cervix or breast
  • Females of childbearing potential (FCBP) must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test with a sensitivity of at least 25 mIU/mL within 10-14 days prior to and again within 24 hours of starting pomalidomide 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 28 days before she starts taking pomalidomide; FCBP must also agree to ongoing pregnancy testing; men must agree to use a latex condom during sexual contact with a FCBP even if they have had a vasectomy; all patients must be counseled at a minimum of every 28 days about pregnancy precautions and risks of fetal exposure
  • Able to take aspirin (81 or 325 mg) daily as prophylactic anticoagulation (patients intolerant to acetylsalicylic acid [ASA] may use warfarin or low molecular weight heparin), unless baseline prothrombin time [PT] or partial thromboplastin time [PTT] is >= 1.5 ULN, in which case thromboprophylaxis is not required

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any serious medical condition, laboratory abnormality, or psychiatric illness that would prevent the subject from signing the informed consent form
  • Pregnant or breast feeding females; (lactating females must agree not to breast feed while taking pomalidomide)
  • Any condition, including the presence of laboratory abnormalities, which places the subject at unacceptable risk if he/she were to participate in the study or confounds the ability to interpret data from the study
  • Use of any other experimental drug or therapy within 28 days of baseline
  • Known hypersensitivity reaction or history of desquamating rash related to thalidomide or lenalidomide
  • Known hypersensitivity to bortezomib, boron, or any of the other agents utilized in this protocol
  • Patient has >= grade 3 peripheral sensory neuropathy or >= grade 2 painful sensory neuropathy within 14 days before enrollment; (NOTE: patient with peripheral neuropathy [PN] that was previously this severe but is currently improved due to ongoing therapy [e.g., gabapentin or amitriptyline] may be eligible)
  • Myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to enrollment or has New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III or IV heart failure, uncontrolled angina, severe uncontrolled ventricular arrhythmias, or electrocardiographic evidence of acute ischemia or active conduction system abnormalities (not including 1st degree atrioventricular (AV)-block, Wenckebach type 2nd degree heart block, or left bundle branch block; prior to study entry, any electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormality at screening has to be documented by the investigator as not medically relevant); note: there is no lower limit of left ventricular ejection fraction below which patients are excluded from participation
  • Concurrent use of other anti-cancer agents or treatments
  • Known positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or infectious hepatitis, type A, B or C
  • Meets criteria for symptomatic multiple myeloma, defined as:

    • >= 30% monoclonal plasma cells in the marrow AND ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

      • Biopsy-confirmed plasmacytoma
      • Lytic bone lesion(s)
      • Hypercalcemia without other explanation
    • NOTE: patients with >= 30% marrow plasma cells WITHOUT any other criteria to suggest myeloma except for symptoms related to amyloidosis ARE potentially eligible
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01728259

United States, Colorado
Colorado Blood Cancer Institute Not yet recruiting
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80218
Contact: Jeffrey V. Matous    720-754-4800   
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey V. Matous         
United States, Massachusetts
Boston University School of Medicine Not yet recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02118-2393
Contact: Vaishali Sanchorawala    617-638-7523   
Principal Investigator: Vaishali Sanchorawala         
United States, Michigan
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Recruiting
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
Contact: Jeffrey A. Zonder    313-576-9363   
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey A. Zonder         
United States, North Carolina
Duke University Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Contact: Cristina Gasparetto    919-668-1017   
Principal Investigator: Cristina Gasparetto         
New Zealand
Princess Margaret Hospital Not yet recruiting
Cashmere, Canterbury, New Zealand, 8022
Contact: Donna E. Reece    2M916-946-2000   
Principal Investigator: Donna E. Reece         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Zonder Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Jeffrey Zonder, Principal Investigator, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT01728259     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-155, NCI-2012-02228
Study First Received: November 13, 2012
Last Updated: May 15, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Metabolic Diseases
Proteostasis Deficiencies
BB 1101
Dexamethasone 21-phosphate
Dexamethasone acetate
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Autonomic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Gastrointestinal Agents
Growth Inhibitors
Growth Substances
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Immunologic Factors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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