Clinical Activity of Metformin With High-dose of Dexamethasone in Relapse Multiple Myeloma (METDEXA-MM)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02967276|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2016 by Ademar Dantas da Cunha Júnior, University of Campinas, Brazil.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : November 18, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 2, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Multiple Myeloma||Drug: Metformin XR Drug: Dexamethasone||Phase 2|
Phase II trial, open label, clinical activity of metformin combination with high-dose dexamethasone (HDdexa) in patients with multiple myeloma relapsed-refractory.
If you are found to be eligible to take part in this study, metformin will be given continuously until completion of the treatment, disease progression, severe toxicity or intolerance. The same duration of treatment will be applied to dexamethasone.
The treatment will be initiated with dexamethasone (40 mg daily for 4 days on D1-D4, D9-D12 and D17-D20) Before starting the HDDexa investigators will obtain blood and bone marrow samples for evaluation of response to the disease using biomarkers of multiple myeloma. On day 1, the patients will begin metformin XR (500mg daily with the evening meal) with gradual increase in the dose - 500 mg per week up to a maximum of 2.5 g / day if no toxicity grade ≥ 2 . Each cycle will be reset every 35 days in the 1st and 2nd cycle and every 28 days from 3rd to 6th cycle. Patients who maintained clinical response to treatment after the first cycle should use the drugs for 6 cycles, or until progression or unacceptable toxicity. Oral dexamethasone (40 mg) is administered on days 1 to 4, 9 to 12 and 17 to 20 the first and second (cycles of 35 days) and on days 1, 8, 15 and 22 of the third to sixth (cycle 28d), for a period of 190 days of treatment. Patients over 75 years will use 20 mg / day instead of 40 mg / day.
Patients will be submitted to collection of tissues: blood and bone marrow to evaluate the response to disease through multiple myeloma biomarkers before the first cycle, 4th and 5th cycle of treatment to assess the response according to IMWG criteria: blood count, creatinine , calcium, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Beta2 microglobulin; C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR); Immunoelectrophoresis and immunofixation of the proteins in serum and urine 24 hours; 24h proteinuria; Myelogram and bone marrow biopsy (BMO) and Immunophenotyping. Clinical and laboratory exams will be conducted at the beginning and every 35 days on first 2 cycles every 28 days until the 6th cycle.
Safety assessments will include history and physical examination, electrocardiography, blood count, biochemical tests (including glucose and glycated Hb) and pulse oximetry.
Toxic effects will be analyzed according to the National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Events, version 4 (NCI CTCAE v4).
This is an investigational study. Dexamethasone is FDA approved and commercially available for the treatment of many inflammatory diseases. Metformin is FDA approved and commercially available for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. The combination of these drugs to treat multiple myeloma is investigational.
Up to 28 patients will take part in this study. This is a multicenter study, and will take place in the clinical research center at the Clinical Hematology of the Clinical Hospital, University of Campinas-UNICAMP and at the Cascavel Cancer Hospital - UOPECCAN. This study will be coordinated by the Hemocentro-UNICAMP
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||28 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Phase II Trial, Open Label, Clinical Activity of Metformin in Combination With High-dose of Dexamethasone (HDdexa) in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma|
|Study Start Date :||January 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||February 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||February 2020|
Experimental: Metformin and HDdexamethasone
Metformin XR is initially administered at a dose of 500mg / daily by oral administration for 7 days. Patients who have a good tolerance (lack of adverse events of grade 3 or 4) may be staggered metformin dose to 2500 mg / day.
Patients in turn receiving dexamethasone pulse prescription (HDdex). A dose of dexamethasona 40 mg / day taken in a daily for four days every 8 days from 1st to 2nd cycle every 35 days and 1x per week for 4 weeks every 28 days from the 3rd to 6th cycle. The dose will be administered at 4 mg tablets, which are to be swallowed whole by 30 minutes after a meal. Patients over age 75 used 20 mg / day.
Drug: Metformin XR
500 mg tablet: They take 1-5 tablets of 500 mg after dinner. Starting dose of Metformin XR 500 mg. It will have an increase of 500 mg/day each week up to the maximum tolerance from the 2500 mg / day, during the 6 cycles.
Other Name: Glifage XR
4 mg tablet: Patients will use 40 mg per day. They take 5-10 tablets 4mg after breakfast and lunch. Patients over age 75 will use 20 mg / day.
Other Name: Decadron
- Response Rate (RR) [ Time Frame: From the date of randomization to the date of the first major documented response (CR, PR or MR) that occurs, evaluated up to 35 days after the completion of 6th treatment cycles or if the response occurs earlier. ]the RR to metformin and HDdexa schedule including: complete (CR), partial (PR) and minimal (MR) response in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma criteria for defining response according to the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG): CR: Negative immunofixation of serum and urine, and Disappearance of any soft tissue plasmacytomas, and below of 5% Plasma Cells in bone marrow. PR: above or equal 50% reduction of serum M-protein and reduction in 24-hour urinary M-protein by 90% or 200 mg/24 hours. MR: above or equal 25% but below or equal 49% reduction of serum M-protein and reduction in 24-hour urine M-protein by 50%-89%.
- Time to progression (TTP) during treatment with metformin and HDdexa according to criteria for defining response of the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) [ Time Frame: From date of randomization until the date of first documented progression or date of death from any cause, whichever came first, assessed up to 60 months ]TTP:Duration from start of treatment to disease progression, with deaths from causes other than progression censored.
- Duration of response (DOR) during treatment with metformin and HDdexa according to criteria for defining response of the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) [ Time Frame: From date of randomization until the date of first documented progression or date of death from any cause, whichever came first, assessed up to 60 months ]DOR: Duration from first observation of partial response (PR) to the time of disease progression, with deaths from causes other than progression censored.
- Event free survival (EFS) during treatment with metformin and HDdexa according to criteria for defining response of the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) [ Time Frame: From date of randomization until the date of first documented progression or date of death from any cause, whichever came first, assessed up to 60 months ]EFS: Duration from start of the treatment to disease progression or death (regardless of cause of death), whichever comes first. The definition of EFS used is the same as PFS.
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|Contact: Ademar Dantas da C Júnior, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Ligia T Macedo, MDemail@example.com|
|UOPECCAN - Hospital do Câncer de Cascavel||Recruiting|
|Cascavel, PR, Brazil|
|Contact: Ademar DC Junior, MD|
|Hemocentro - Hospital de Clínicas - State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)||Recruiting|
|Campinas, SP, Brazil|
|Contact: Fernando V Pericole, MD, PhD|